Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     OSCAR W. GOODENOUGH is a younger resident of Adams county, who has gained good success in financial lines since coming here.  He owns a section of good wheat land about ten miles east of Hatton, three-fourths of which are producing cereals.  The place is well fenced and in a high state of cultivation.  Good buildings, fine orchard and so forth are in evidence and Mr. Goodenough is considered one of the thrifty and industrious farmers of the county.
     Oscar W. Goodenough was born in Lapeer county, Michigan, on August 17, 1871, the son of William and Mehitable (Hall) Goodenough, who are named elsewhere in this volume.  He obtained his education from the public schools of his native county and in 1887 came west with his parents.  The father settled in Adams county and our subject attended school for awhile then gave his attention to farming with his father until twenty-five years of age.  Before this, however, he took a homestead and had also spent some time in teaching in this county.  Then he settled on his homestead and put a whole quarter-section in cultivation and in 1898 added four hundred and eighty acres more, making the section mentioned above.  Mr. Goodenough has a good stock of horses and plenty of machinery and is one of the leading farmers of the section.
     On November 28, 1894, Mr. Goodenough married Miss Lillie, daughter of S. P. and Annie (Woody) Wright, natives of Tennessee and mentioned elsewhere in this volume.  Mrs. Goodenough is a member of the Christian church, while our subject belongs to the I. O. O. F. and the K. of P.  Politically, he is a Democrat and at the present time is one of the school directors in his district.  From 1891 to 1893, Mr. Goodenough had gone from his father's farm to Hatton where he engaged in the drug business but preferring the freedom of a farm life he retired from that and secured his present estate.