The charter for Ferris Goodridge Post 330 is one of the original American Legion charters. It was signed on August 27, 1919. Post 330 began with twenty members, Ray Austin, became the first commander.
The Ferris Goodridge Post was named for Edward Ferris of the 27th Army Division and Leo Goodridge of the 78th Army Division. Both men were natives of the Town of Ogden , and both were killed in action in World War I.
Pvt. Edward L. Ferris entred the service on May 21, 1917. He was assigned to the 108th Regiment, Infantry Machine Gun Company. He was killed in action near St. Sauplet, France on October 17, 1918. He is buried in St. John's Cemetery in Spencerport, NY
Pvt. Leo Goodridge entered the service on September 17, 1917. He was assigned to Battery D, 309th Heavy Artillery, as a cannoneer. He was seriously wounded by shrapnel on September 30, 1918 near Norray, France. He was moved to a French hospital where he died on October 19, 1918. He is buried in creekside Cemetery in Churchville, NY.
Ironically, both men died within two days of each other.