Joseph Goddard

31 January 1851–27 June 1903 (Age 52)
Reading, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Goddard was born on 31 January 1851, in Reading, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Abraham Goddard, was 38 and his mother, Mary Ann Grover, was 28. He married Mary Delilah Williams on 1 May 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Bingham Canyon, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 27 June 1903, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Goddard
Mary Delilah Williams
Marriage: 1 May 1876
Mary Pernecy Goddard
Joseph Williams Goddard
Sarah Rebecca Goddard

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 May 1876Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 3
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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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    Sources (29)

    • Joseph Goddard, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Joseph Goddard, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Joseph Goddard in household of John Goddard, "United States Census, 1900"

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