Rachel Matilda (Hafer) Goddard
RELATIONSHIP-PARENTS: Rachel Matilda Hafer linked to her parents, Elias Hafer and Sarah J. Morrison, based on the 1870 census of Proctor District, Wetzel Co., WV.
Rachel Matilda Goddard, age 76 years, wife of Moses Goddard of New Martinsville (Route 1), West Virginia, died at her home Monday evening [22 May 1939] at 10 o'clock following an illness of six weeks. The remains were removed to the Wharton Funeral Home and prepared for burial and were returned to her late residence Wednesday afternoon.
Funeral services were held on Thursday at 2 o'clock at the Paden Fork Chapel by Rev. R. B. Carver. Burial followed in the Kendall Cemetery.
Mrs. Goddard was born in Proctor District [Wetzel Co., WV, Abt. 1863], the daughter of Elias Hafer [and Sarah J. Morrison].
In addition to her husband [Moses Benton Goddard], she is survived by four sons, Charles Goddard, Wilford Goddard, and Lawrence Goddard of New Martinsville Route 1, and Andy Goddard of Midvale, Ohio. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. One brother, Bruce Hafer, of Jackson county, West Virginia, also survives.
(SOURCE: "Wetzel Democrat", New Martinsville, WV, 1 June 1939 - reprinted in the Tri-County Researcher)
23 March 2016