Goodnight, Col Charles
1929 Phoenix, AZ
Charles Goodnight (with beard) is shown with Melvin Leen,
Frank Dennison, Mae Dennison & Elma Weibe, workers who
brought Gospel meetings to Col Goodnight.
Charles was a wealthy elderly man who married his young
professing nurse, Corene Goodnight, and lived in Goodnight, Texas.
Charles was born March 5, 1836 and died Dec. 12, 1929 at age 93.
He professed at age 92, then was baptized and died the following year.
A number of books have been written about Col Goodnight.
His story is included in the series "Lonesome Dove" and
he was a pioneer in Trailing cattle in the old west.
Biographer Haley inquired of Col. Goodnight as to the name of
the church he had affiliated himself with, and Col. Goodnight
replied, "I don't know, but it's a dam good one!"
Read story at: http://tellingthetruth.info/history_pioneering/usa-goodnight.php