Sarah Godfrey

22 July 1859–29 January 1935 (Age 75)
Stoke Prior, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Sarah

When Sarah Godfrey was born on 22 July 1859, in Stoke Prior, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Godfrey, was 33 and her mother, Mary Pittaway, was 37. She married William Henry Clark on 10 October 1877, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 29 January 1935, in Clarkston, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Clarkston, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Clark
Sarah Godfrey
Marriage: 10 October 1877
William Henry Clark Jr.
Joseph John Clark
Mary Ellen Clark
Effie Maria Clark
Ida Ann Clark
Sarah Malinda Clark
Arthur Benjamin Clark
Amelia Emma Clark
Raymond Aubrey Clark
Andrew Leslie Clark
Marjorie Clark

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 October 1877Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 4
    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.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 22
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    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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    Sarah Godfrey (Birth to Marriage, SMALL TALES)

    Sarah Godfrey (GGGGM, 1859 - 1935, as compiled from her and her sibling’s histories published in the History of Sarah Godfrey Clark, John Godfrey of Worchester, England Ancestry and Posterity (red bo …

    Sources (41)

    • Sarah Godfrey Clark in household of William Henry Clark, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Sarah Garfield in entry for George Ernest Andersen and Marjorie Clark, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Sarah Godfrey Clark, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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