Emma Goddard

Brief Life History of Emma

When Emma Goddard was born on 23 February 1841, in Whitwick, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Lewis Goddard, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Fullilove, was 40. She married Israel Wardle Bale in May 1862, in At Sea. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Whitwick, Leicestershire, England in 1851. She died on 29 June 1926, in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Vine Bluff Cemetery, Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Israel Wardle Bale
Emma Goddard
Marriage: May 1862
Emma Hannah Freestone
Euphenia Goddard Bale

Sources (54)

  • Emma Goddard in household of Louis Goddard, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Emma Goddard, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915

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World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries: 1851: Utah Territory, United States 1852: Juab, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Juab, Utah, United States


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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