Celestine Dora Godfroy

28 October 1867–
Monroe, Monroe, Michigan, United States

The Life of Celestine Dora

When Celestine Dora Godfroy was born on 28 October 1867, in Monroe, Monroe, Michigan, United States, her father, Philip Wellington Godfroy, was 32 and her mother, Euphemia Cicotte, was 31.

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Philip Wellington Godfroy
Euphemia Cicotte
Ida M Godfroy
Mary Ann Godfroy
Victoria Godfroy
Philip Godfroy
Celestine Dora Godfroy
Susanne Alice Godfroy
Alexandrine Lula Godfroy
Julia Octavia Godfroy
Isaac Peter Christiancy Godfroy
Frederick Theodore Bernard Godfroy

Parents and Siblings

    Philip Wellington Godfroy


    Euphemia Cicotte




    Ida M Godfroy


    Mary Ann Godfroy


    Victoria Godfroy




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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 12

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 31

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Norman personal name Godefrei, Godefroi(s), composed of the Germanic elements god, got ‘god’ + frid(u), fred ‘peace’. See also Jeffrey .2 Americanized form of Irish Mac Gothraidh or Ó Gothraidh, patronymics from the Irish equivalent of Godfrey (see 1 above), borrowed from the Vikings.3 Americanized form of the French surname Godefroi, of the same origin as 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorthy C Loranger in household of Bernard T Godfroy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Doratha Godfrey in household of Philip W Godfrey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • C Dora Godfroy in household of Philip Godfroy, "United States Census, 1880"

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