Henry Goddard

28 May 1858–19 October 1926 (Age 68)
Reading, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Henry

When Henry Goddard was born on 28 May 1858, in Reading, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Abraham Goddard, was 45 and his mother, Mary Ann Grover, was 35. He married Alice Elizabeth Speirs in 1883, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Saint Mary's with Holy Apostles, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 19 October 1926, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Henry Goddard
Alice Elizabeth Speirs
Marriage: 1883
Alice Leona Goddard
Ireta Goddard
Clarence Henry Goddard
Harold Grover Goddard
Bessie Gladys Goddard

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  • Marriage
    1883Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 5
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 18
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from Godhard, a personal name composed of the ancient 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 Saint Gotthard, an 11th-century bishop of Hildesheim who founded a hospice on the pass from Switzerland to Italy that bears his name. This surname is also borne by Ashkenazic Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.English: perhaps occasionally a variant of the occupational name Gothard . The two surnames may have been much confused.French: variant of Godard , a cognate of 1 above.

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

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    Henry 'Harry' Goddard

    Henry (Harry) Goddard Overview When Harry Goddard or Harry, which he was known during his life, was born on May 28, 1858, in Reading, Berkshire, his father, Abraham, was 45 and his mother, Mary, wa …

    Sources (31)

    • H Goddard in entry for Goddard, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • Clarence H Goddard in household of Alice Spiers, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Harry Goddard in entry for Clarence Henry Goddard, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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