Monday, March 14, 2016

Eliza A. (Fair) Godard

Eliza A. Fair

PARENTS: Conrad Fair and Rebecca Kern

BIRTH: 13 Mar 1835 in Pennsylvania

RELATIONSHIP: According to Samuel Godard, Susan B. Fair was the sister of his wife, Eliza A. Fair.
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

SPOUSE: Samuel Godard

RELATIONSHIP: Eliza A. Fair was my great grandfather's sister. Samuel represented Frontier & Gosper Counties in the lower house of Nebraska's legislature in the 1890 - 1891 sessions. Both Samuel & Eliza are buried in McCook, Nebraska.
(Written by Lee Price and posted to Wetzel Co., WV page on Facebook, 7 Mar 2016)

DEATH: Mrs. Goddard Died in Lincoln [NE]
Mrs. Eliza Goddard, aged eighty-eight years, died at 8 o'clock yesterday morning [19 Aug 1913] at her home, 612 South Eighteenth street [Lincoln, NE]. The body will be taken at 8 o'clock this morning [20 Aug 1913] to the former home at McCook, Nebraska.

Surviving are six sons: S.T. and D.M. Goddard of Lincoln; S.W. Goddard of Brush, Colo; C.R. Goddard of Sterling, Colo; Charles Goddard of Paris, Texas and H. [sic] Goddard of Tibbetts, Neb.
(Source: Lincoln Journal [Lincoln, NE]. Wed, 20 Aug 1913)
(Source: FindAGrave)

The body [Eliza A. Goddard] arrived in McCook [NE] on No. 1, yesterday afternoon [20 Aug 1913] and funeral services were held by Rev. D.L. McBride in Longview cemetery at three o'clock. The husband of the departed was buried in this cemetery years ago. On Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 21 [1913], the remains of Mrs. Eliza Goddard were buried in Longview cemetery with a brief burial service conducted by D.L. McBride.
[Note: The text in this paragraph doesn't make sense.  Why are there two sentences about the burial?   Wednesday fell on 20 Aug 1913.  Written by Richard E. Henthorn]

Mrs. Goddard was the widow of the late Hon. Samuel Goddard, who represented Frontier and Gosper counties in the lower house of the legislature in the session of 1890-91. They homesteaded near Centerpoint in Frontier county in 1884, and were held in high esteem by all who knew them.

Mr. Goddard died in 1901, [20 Jun 1901] since which time Mrs. Goddard has resided at Arcadia and Lincoln, Neb., dying in the latter city, aged 78 years, 5 mos, and 6 days.

Mr. and Mrs. Goddard were married in 1852 [sic, 15 Sep 1851] and there were born to them six sons all of whom are still living: Squire W. of Brush Colo., Sanford T. and D.M. of Lincoln, Neb., C.C. of Paris, Tex., C.B. of Sterling, Colo. and McLean of Tibbetts, Neb.
(Source: McCook [NE], Thursday 21 August 1913)
(Source: FindAGrave)

CEMETERY-CONFLICT: FindAGrave lists the cemetery as: McCook, Red Willow Co., NE, Memorial Park Cemetery.
(Source: FindAGrave)

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 81535012
14 March 2016

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