This biography appears on page 552 in "History of Dakota Territory" by George W. Kingsbury, Vol. IV (1915)
Dr. J. S. Goodmanson, a prominent and successful dentist of
Aberdeen, was born in Scotland, October 24, 1868. He is a son of G. and Sarah
Goodmanson, who went to Nova Scotia from Scotland in 1878. They now reside in Duluth, Minnesota.
Dr. Goodmanson acquired his preliminary education in the public
schools of Nova Scotia and afterward entered the American College of Dental Surgery, from which he was graduated in 1891. He later took a
one year's course in the Northwestern Dental College and in 1892 began the practice of his profession in Illinois. From that state he moved to
Omaha, Nebraska, and thence to Webster, South Dakota, in 1898. He went to Aberdeen in 1908 and has since been engaged in professional practice
in that city. His ability is evident in the large and representative patronage which is accorded him and this is constantly increasing as
his skill and ability become more widely known.
On the 26th of June, 1908, Dr. Goodmanson married Miss Nettie P.
O'Donald of Marshall, Minnesota and both are well known in social circles of Aberdeen. Dr. Goodmanson affiliates with the Episcopal
church belongs to the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and the knights of Pythias, and is vice president of the local dental
association. His personal characteristics have gained him the warm regard and friendship of many, while in professional circles he has won
that success which comes only in recognition of merit and ability.