Herbert Howard Goddard

6 December 1918–15 July 1986 (Age 67)
South Dakota, United States

The Life of Herbert Howard

When Herbert Howard Goddard was born on 6 December 1918, in South Dakota, United States, his father, Cyrus Warren Goddard, was 39 and his mother, Annie Henrietta Jardine, was 42. He married Maxine Eileen Froke on 20 January 1940. He lived in Estelline, Hamlin, South Dakota, United States in 1940 and Sioux Falls, Lincoln, South Dakota, United States in 1945. He died on 15 July 1986, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Herbert Howard Goddard
Maxine Eileen Froke
Marriage: 20 January 1940

Spouse and Children

20 January 1940

Parents and Siblings



    John Titus Goddard


    William W Goddard


    Helen Amelia Goddard


    Marion Dorothy Goddard


    George Livingston Goddard


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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 13

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 19

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin) and French: from Godhard, a personal name composed of the 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 St. Gotthard , an 11th-century bishop of Hildesheim who founded a hospice on the pass from Switzerland to Italy that bears his name. This surname and the variant Godard are also borne by Ashkenazic Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.2 Possibly also an Americanized spelling of German Gotthard ( see Gothard ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Herb Goddard, "South Dakota State Census, 1945"
  • Herbert Goddard in household of Cyrus Goddard, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Herbert Goddard in household of Raymond Davis, "United States Census, 1940"

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