Dear Sun Spots: The Lincoln Historical Society’s book committee is preparing a publication regarding the town’s medical history. Three men, Dr. Ralph A. Goodwin, Dr. Harold M. Goodwin and Dr. Walter E. Libby, graduated from our local Mattanawcook Academy in 1904, graduated from Bates College in 1908 and then went on to medical school. The Goodwin brothers graduated from Harvard University in 1913.

Dr. Ralph A. Goodwin (Dec. 13, 1884-April 18, 1980) returned to the Auburn/Lewiston area where he practiced medicine, married Helen Foster Pulsifer, raised his family on Elm Street and on Dennison Street in Auburn, and attended the High Street Congregational Church. Their children were born about 1920; Ralph Jr., who became a local ophthalmologist and twin girls Jeanette and Marguerite. It’s assumed they attended Edward Little High School. At the time of the doctor’s death in 1980, his son was still in the area. Mrs. Jan (Robert) York was in Gorham, Maine. Mrs. Marguerite (Dwight) Anderson was living in Ann Arbor, Mich.

The book committee is seeking any information about Dr. and Mrs. Goodwin, their children and grandchildren. Our goal is to publish a biography on Dr. Ralph Goodwin in our next publication. Knowing the fate of the Goodwin children would be helpful. If they are not alive, obituaries are often a source for facts as are yearbooks and alumni. Can any of your readers assist us, or refer us to a source that can assist us?

Information regarding Dr. Harold Goodwin and Dr. Walter Libby is also being sought. We acknowledge all correspondence to ensure to the sender that the information reached the committee. Thank you. – Dottie Harding, book committee member, Lincoln.

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