Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Finis Good

FINIS GOOD, who for many years was one of the representative farmers of Osage township, Labette county, Kansas, is at present living in the village of Dennis. He is a son of Jacob and Barbara (Barnhart) Good.

Jacob Good was a farmer by occupation, and served in the Civil war. He was born in 1818 and was killed at the age of forty-seven years, in 1865. He married Barbara Barnhart, and they reared four sons and two daughters, namely: John, who is a farmer; Jerry, who was killed by bushwhackers, in the same manner as was his father; David, who is a farmer; Mary; Martha; and Finis, the subject of this sketch.

Finis Good located in Labette county in 1882, and upon his arrival in the county was in very poor circumstances. Through hard work and close application to his affairs, he has been very successful. He now owns a farm, his home in Dennis, and a mill in that village. He also had two shares in a large creamery, which is located at Dennis, but sold his interest therein. He carried on farming until 1898, when he moved to Dennis in order to exercise a closer supervision over his business in that place. He is a self-made man, and deserves much credit, as his success has been due entirely to his own arduous exertions.

Mr. Good has been married twice, and by his first union was the father of five children. His oldest son, Silas, who takes care of his father's farm in Osage township, married Sarah Vickers, of Missouri, and has one child, Lillie. Another son, Everett, who lives in Labette county, married Pearl Rogers. The others are Carl, Albert and Walter. Mr. Good has had five children by his second wife, whose name was Mary V. Dickey. Their names are: Earl; Bertha; Leona; Pearl; and Charley. Mr. Good belongs to the Sons and Daughters of Justice. He is a Republican in politics. Religiously, he is an attendant of the United Brethren church. He has a wide circle of friends in Dennis, and in Labette county.