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Fred W. Goshorn

West Virginia

"Fred W. Goshorn, son of William F. and Effie Ward Goshorn, was born in Charleston, West Virginia, on September 12, 1880. His paternal ancestors were among the early settlers in the Ohio Valley, and some of them were confined in Fort Henry at the time it was besieged by the French and Indians. He was educated in the public schools of Charleston, at West Virginia University and at Washington and Lee University, after which he took up the practice of law at Winfield, Putnam County. He served five years in the Wilson administration as United States Title Attorney, during which time he was stationed at Moorefield and Elkins. He purchased for the United States the various tracts of land that form the Potomac and the Monogahela National Forests. In May 1918, having completed his work for the government, he returned to Charleston where he resumed the practice of his profession. On December 19, 1901, Mr. Goshorn married Miss Birdie Honaker, of Pulaski County, Virginia. From this union one daughter, Elizabeth Honaker, was born."

[Ella May Turner (ed.), West Virginia Verse of Today 110 (Scottdale, Pennsylvania: Mennonite Publishing House, 1924)]