Elizabeth E. Liter

1834–1896 (Age 61)
Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Elizabeth E.

When Elizabeth E. Liter was born on 30 May 1834, in Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States, her father, John Liter, was 24 and her mother, Joanna B. Harrison, was 20. She married William H. Godber on 14 August 1860, in Amite, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Charlestown, Clark, Indiana, United States in 1850. She died on 25 March 1896, in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elizabeth E. Liter
William H. Godber
Marriage: 14 August 1860
Margaret Ann Godber
John Godber
Jennie Capell Godber
Harry H. Godber
James Godber
Florence M. Godber
Ellen Meriam " Nellie" Godber

Spouse & Children

14 August 1860
Amite, Mississippi, United States


  • Female1861–1936Female

  • John Godber


  • Female1866–1966Female

  • Harry H. Godber


  • James Godber


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 2

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 17

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Perhaps an altered spelling of German Leiter or English Lighter .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Liter in household of John Liter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizebeth Godber in household of Wm Godber, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lyder Gribble in entry for Ellen Godber Gribble, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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