Walster D. Goodrich
Company C, 1st Wisconsin Cavalry
William Cutler wrote the following about this gentleman: W. D. GOODRICH, farmer, Section 6, P. O. Valley Center, was born in Tioga County, N. Y., in 1844; son of Hiram B. and Rachael D. Goodrich. Was married in 1865, to Miss Sophia Kirkham, daughter of Hiram and Polly Kirkham. Has six children - Thaddeus; Wallace, Myrtle, Eugene, Clarence and Willard. Came to Kansas in 1869, from Wisconsin; located in Neosho County; after one year removed to Sedgwick County, and located on the farm on which he now resides, which consists of 160 acres of fine bottom land. His principal crop is corn, which averages about forty bushels per acre; has never had a failure of crops; 110 acres are under the plow. He was in the army during the late war; enlisted in 1862, in the First Wisconsin Cavalry, Company C, Second Brigade, First Division Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland; was in the engagements of the Atlantic campaign; was mustered out at the close of the war in 1865. Is a member of the Garfield Post No. 25, G. A. R.; was elected Constable at the first election held in Kechi Township; re-elected the two succeeding years; was one of the organizers of Kechi Township; has been Treasurer for three years, and member of the School Board for three years; was among the earliest settlers of the township, and has always taken an active part in all its interest.