Harriet M Godfrey

Female19 November 1869–1956

Brief Life History of Harriet M

When Harriet M Godfrey was born on 19 November 1869, in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Henry J Godfrey, was 24 and her mother, Mary A Dempsey, was 20. She lived in Roslindale, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1900 and Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States for about 30 years. She died in 1956, at the age of 87, and was buried in Chiltonville Cemetery, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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Henry J Godfrey
Mary A Dempsey
Harriet M Godfrey
Alphonsus Henry Godfrey
Frederick Michael Godfrey
Catharine Agnes Godfrey
Henry Joseph Godfrey
Grace Godfrey
Walter Godfrey
Daniel Charles Godfrey
Emily Godfrey

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  • Harriet M. Godfrey in entry for Helen F. Dunham, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Harriet M Godfrey in household of Mary A Godfrey, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Harriet M Godfrey in household of Henry J Godfrey, "United States Census, 1870"

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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 1

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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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