Lawrence Goff Dowding

Brief Life History of Lawrence Goff

When Lawrence Goff Dowding was born on 19 February 1914, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, David Lawrence Dowding, was 40 and his mother, Ann Goff, was 30. He married Edna La Myra Baird on 14 November 1940. He lived in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States in 2007. He died on 20 March 2004, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Lawrence Goff Dowding
Edna La Myra Baird
Marriage: 14 November 1940

Sources (31)

  • Lawernce G Dowding, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Lawrence G Dowding, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • Laurence Goff Dowding, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

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.

1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch

The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.


Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Dodding, from the Middle English personal name Dodding or Dudding, an Old English patronymic meaning ‘son of Dodda or Dudda’. Compare Dodd 1 and see Dowden .

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

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Lawrence Goff Dowding, Artist Hired by My Grandmother Williams

Lawrence Goff Dowding evidently was hired by my paternal grandmother, Nancy Abigail Clement Williams, to do the artwork for the book jacket of the book she published in 1951 called "After 100 Years." …

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