Juliette Churchill

Juliette Churchill, after her marriage to Hankins, ca 1911

Goodrich’s third marriage was to Juliette Churchill, the daughter of Confederate General and Ex-Governor, Thomas J. Churchill. Juliette was 25 years Goodrich’s junior and outlived her husband by many years. It was Juliette that preserved Goodrich’s diaries, letters and other personal effects, and who donated them to the Arkansas History Commission.

The following newspaper account announced the wedding:

“– Hon. Ralph Leland Goodrich, Clerk of the United States District Court, was married at Little Rock, Ark., on Tuesday last at 9 o’clock P.M., to Miss Juliette Churchill, daughter of ex-Governor and Mrs. Thomas J. Churchill, the Rev. John Gass, rector of Christ’s Episcopal Church, officiating. Miss Churchill is a niece of Col. John and Henry Churchill, establishers of Churchill Downs, near Louisville, Ky., and of Col. Sam Churchill, ex-Secretary of the State of Kentucky, and of Mrs. Luke [P.] Blackburn, of Kentucky. Mr. Goodrich was born in Tioga and is a brother of Miss Sarah Goodrich and Stephen Goodrich, of Tioga. His first wife was a daughter of the late Hiram A. Beebe, of this village [Owego, New York].”

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