Lena Godfrey

Female5 April 1885–August 1972

Brief Life History of Lena

When Lena Godfrey was born on 5 April 1885, in Sennett, Cayuga, New York, United States, her father, Robert Godfrey, was 57 and her mother, Aurelia Cady, was 42. She died in August 1972, in Fernwood, Richland, Oswego, New York, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Robert Godfrey
1828–1885
Aurelia Cady
1842–1891
Fred R Godfrey
1869–1951
Martha A. Godfrey
1872–1957
Philo Cady Godfrey
1874–1932
Lula Maud Godfrey
1876–1961
Raymond Able Godfrey
1878–1921
Spencer T. Godfrey
1880–1880
Harold E. Godfrey
1882–1934
Lena Godfrey
1885–1972

Sources (2)

  • Lena M Bishop Godfrey, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Lena Godfrey, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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World Events (8)

1886

Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 1

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 23

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from the Norman personal name Godefrei, Godefroi(s), composed of the ancient Germanic elements god, got ‘god’ + frid(u), fred ‘peace’. See also Jeffrey .

Irish: shortened and Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gothraidh or Ó Gothraidh, ‘descendant of Gothfrith’, an Old Norse personal name often Anglicized as Godfrey. Compare McGorry , McCaffrey .

History: An Irish family of the name Godfrey originated in Romney, Kent. The first of them to settle in Ireland was Colonel John Godfrey, who was rewarded with lands in Kerry for his services in the 1641 rebellion. Godefroy, Lord of Normanville, from Normandy, was married in Trois-Rivières, QC, in 1636. He was captured by the Iroquois in 1652. His brother, Lord of Linctot, from Rouen, was also married in 1636 in Trois-Rivières, and lived from 1629 to 1632 among the Hurons. Another Godefroy, from Paris, was a trader and interpreter from 1623.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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