The Good brothers

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The Good brothers

Post by psychologist » Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:17 pm

I am looking for information on

Bill Good (William Leisey Good) (May 14, 1910 – April 19, 2007)
Walter Good (January 27, 1908 – July 8, 2001)
Harry Good (died in 1998)

Does anyone know the full birth and death dates for Harry Good? He lived into his 90s like his other brothers.

There is a brief description here:
The Good Brothers, Harry, Walter and Bill, were a trio of weightlifters and Strongmen from Eastern Pennsylvania. Bill was the strongest of the three, winning seven Senior National Weightlifting Titles (1930-1937) and competing in two Olympic Games (1932 Los Angeles, 1936 Berlin). Bill Good was the first American to Clean & Jerk 350 Pounds. Walter Good competed in the 1936 Olympics as well. Harry was the U.S. Professional Champion in 1933 in addition to writing training articles for a number of different strength publications and training courses. Harry Good went on to establish the “Good Barbell Company” in the late 1930’s. Mark Berry also used the Good Brothers to demonstrate several of the exercises in his book Physical Training Simplified (1930).
https://www.oldtimestrongman.com/blog/2 ... -brothers/

I have done some research on Bill Good, he died aged 96. He may have been a vegetarian. He preferred to eat raw cabbage, oatmeal and soybeans etc. Does anyone know anything else about this.

I believe these guys longevity was associated with their diet and way of living. They did not take alcohol or drugs and ate fresh foods.

This publication in Iron Game History says the Good brothers also had a sister called Mary who was 88 in 1994, anyone know what age she lived to?

https://www.starkcenter.org/igh/igh-v3/ ... h0302g.pdf

This was a very long-lived family!
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Re: The Good brothers

Post by psychologist » Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:33 pm

Managed to find Harry Good's birth and death dates

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/151 ... eisey-good

He died age 95.

And wow Mary Good lived to age 101!

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/740 ... -g_-lehman

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Re: The Good brothers

Post by peter yates » Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:02 am

Daryll, while i agree their diet and training played a big part in their longevity, it would also seem that genetics also had a role to play.Whatever they were a remarkable family and contributed to the iron game in various ways.
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Re: The Good brothers

Post by dhartnet » Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:37 am

I have a bunch of nails bent by one of the Good brothers. Came from his estate.
Quite the family...
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Re: The Good brothers

Post by peter yates » Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:38 am

Hey Dave, did you get anything else from the estate?
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