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Goodwin Family History pg. 4

(VIII) Charles Edwin, son of Joseph Pray Goodwin, was born in Biddeford, April 2, 1850. He attended the public schools of his native city and Gray's Business College, Portland, in which he was a student in the year 1867. In the same year he took a position as clerk in the Biddeford National Bank, in 1872 was made assistant cashier, a position that he efficiently and capably filled until 1875, when he was made cashier, which position he still retains. He has been connected with this bank for a period of forty years, and is one of the best known and most prominent men in business and financial circles in Biddeford. Mr. Goodwin is a Democrat in politics, and has served the city as member of the common council and board of aldermen. He was mayor of the city in 1888-89 and his administration was eminently successful. He was treasurer of the city from 1887 to 1894. He is a member of the Orthodox Congregational Church. He married, January 24, 1872, Lucy J., born October, 1851, daughter of Joshua Dyer, of Dayton, Maine. Children: 1. Fred C., born February 3, 1873, graduate of Yale College in 1895; director of the Biddeford National Bank and director and treasurer of the Biddeford & Saco Coal Company; he married, September, 1897, Jane Steinhelper, of Newbern, North Carolina. Children: i. Robert S., born June, 1899; ii. Katherine, born August, 1900. 2. Rena M., born October 30, 1876, educated in the common and high schools of Biddeford, at Lasell Seminary, Auburndale, Massachusetts, and at the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston; is now a clerk in the bank of which her father is cashier.