Lee Franklin Goddard

1 June 1892–24 October 1981 (Age 89)
Walterville, Lane, Oregon, United States

The Life of Lee Franklin

When Lee Franklin Goddard was born on 1 June 1892, in Walterville, Lane, Oregon, United States, his father, Samuel Muncy Goddard Jr., was 37 and his mother, Isabelle Teffeteller, was 30. He married Ethel Dickens in 1919. He lived in Blue River, Lane, Oregon, United States in 1900. He died on 24 October 1981, in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States.

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Lee Franklin Goddard
Hazel Toni Champion
Marriage: 1930
Mary Elizabeth Goddard
Phillip Lee Goddard
Irene Virginia Goddard

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    Samuel Andrew Goddard



    Joseph E Clayborn Goddard


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1898 · Oregon Historical Society

Age 6

The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin) and French: from Godhard, a personal name composed of the Germanic elements gōd ‘good’ or god, got ‘god’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. The name was popular in Europe during the Middle Ages as a result of the fame of St. Gotthard , an 11th-century bishop of Hildesheim who founded a hospice on the pass from Switzerland to Italy that bears his name. This surname and the variant Godard are also borne by Ashkenazic Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.2 Possibly also an Americanized spelling of German Gotthard ( see Gothard ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lee F Goddard in household of Samuel S Goddard, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Frank Lee Goddard, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Lee Franklin Goddard, "Oregon Births and Christenings, 1868-1929"

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