Oliver W. Goldsmith

Birth: 24 NOV 1911, Salem, Henry Co., IA
Death: 9 MAY 2005, Mt. Pleasant, Henry Co., IA
Burial: Salem South Cemetery

Married Beulah Bailey on 6 JAN 1951 at Henry Co., IA

James McCurdy Armer Maria Gamble
John Goldsmith Mary Belle Armer
Oliver W. Goldsmith
m.Beulah Bailey


Burlington Hawk-Eye May 12, 2005
Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver "Butch" Goldsmith, 93, of Salem, died Monday, May 9, 2005, at Henry County Health Center in Mount Pleasant.

Born Nov. 24, 1911, in Salem, he was the son of John R. and Mary Armer Goldsmith. On Jan. 6, 1951, he married Beulah Bailey Watson in Salem. She died June 2, 2003.

Mr. Goldsmith worked for W.E. Conrad Feed Store from 1931 to 1939, then worked for the Salem Post Office. In 1946 he returned to the Salem Post Office, transferred to Fort Madison Post Office, and in 1965, was appointed postmaster of the Salem Post Office, where he retired in 1972.

He was a 1929 graduate of Salem High School. He was an Army veteran, entering the service in 1943. He loved gardening, motorcycle riding, trapping, hunting and fishing.

Survivors include one son, Loren Watson of Salem; one daughter, Martha Pratt of Salem; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Beatty Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8p.m.

The funeral for Mr. Goldsmith will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Salem Congregational Church, with the Rev. Harold Dorsey officiating. Burial with full military honors by Henry County Honor Guard will be in Salem South Cemetery.

A memorial has been established for Salem Congregational Church.

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