Alexander Goad _____________________________________________________________
The History of West Virginia, Old and New
Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc.,
Chicago and New York, Volume III,
pg. 572


ALEXANDER H. GOAD. Fitted by genius as well as by ex-
perience for the business of merchandising, Alexander H,
Goad has handled successful enterprises in several localities,
and for the past six years has been an active figure in the
grocery and real estate business at Charleston.

Mr. Goad was born and reared in Clay County, West
Virginia, and his parents were natives of the same county.
His grandfather, Alexander H. Goad, Sr., came from old
Virginia to Clay County in 1851. He served as high sheriff
of that county, and is one of the best known citizens there.
He died at the age of eighty-eight. Jeremiah Goad, father
of the Charleston merchant, spent many years as a timber
man, getting out logs for lumber companies, and he is now
living retired there. He married Mary Walker, who died in
1894.

Alexander H. Goad for one year was a merchant in the
coal mining town of Cooper's Creek in Kanawha County,
and then conducted a store at Pinch, an oil town. Suc-
cess attended both of these propositions, but in 1916 he
moved to a larger field in Charleston, and in six years time
has built up a flourishing business as a grocery merchant
at 1422 Crescent Road. This is a business demanding five
employes. He has also handled real estate, both on a com-
mission basis and for himself.  He began dealing in
realty as a young man. He is a member of the Charleston
Real Estate Board.

In 1900 he married Miss Donna Procious, of Clay
County. They have two children, Arthur Herman, attend-
ing the Lincoln High School, and Mary Josephine, born in
1917. Mr. Goad is affiliated with the Independent Order of
Odd Fellows, the Moose, and the Junior Order United
American Mechanics.