Goddard, George (1873-1926)

George Goddard operated a grocery store at 740 Denman Street in 1915. He lived at 1819 Robson Street in 1915.

George Goddard was born in Thetford, Norfolk, England on April 2, 1873. His father was Robert Goddard. His mother was Louisa Large.

George was married to Minnie. She was born in England around August 1869.

George and Minnie seem to have arrived in Canada about 1910.

In 1911, George and Minnie were living in the Maple Ridge area of British Columbia. George was a cook with the lumbering business of E.H. Heaps. (Edward Hewetson Heaps (1851-1940) lived at 1846 Nelson Street from 1916 to 1919.)

The Vancouver directories first listed George in 1912. He appeared at the following addresses (although there may be uncertainty over some of these addresses).

1912 1508 Yew Street
1915 1819 Robson Street
1916 1193 West Pender Street (Garloch Boarding House)
1920 and 1921 1111 Dunsmuir Street
1922 3307 Patterson Street (Burnaby)
1923 to 1925 1056 Georgia Street

George died in Stanley Park in Vancouver on June 6, 1926. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Minnie died in Vancouver on October 21, 1933. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Sources

Robert Goddard (father of George Goddard)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2N4Z-MY4 : 1 October 2014), Robert Goddard, 1854; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Thetford, Norfolk, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7J9-BFW : 14 January 2016), Robert Goddard in household of William Goddard, St Cuthbert, Norfolk, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFNR-2VV : 24 July 2015), Robert Goddard in entry for William Goddard, 1871.

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NXPV-3XG : 10 December 2014), Robert Goddard and Louisa Elenor Large, 09 Feb 1873; citing Thetford, Norfolk, England, reference p122; FHL microfilm 1,517,602.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q278-NH28 : 18 August 2016), Robert Goddard, Thetford St Cuthbert, Norfolk, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 27, Piece/Folio 2012/80, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,635.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:4487-1MM : 15 October 2015), Robert Goddard, , Norfolk, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Norfolk county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSF5-V5M : 29 August 2015), Robert Goddard, Thetford St Cuthbert, Norfolk, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Thetford subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7R7-RZQ : 20 January 2015), Robert Goddard, Thetford St Cuthbert, Thetford, Norfolk, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

 

Louisa Eleanor Large (mother of George Goddard)

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NXPV-3X2 : 10 December 2014), Robert Goddard and Louisa Elenor Large, 09 Feb 1873; citing Thetford, Norfolk, England, reference p122; FHL microfilm 1,517,602.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q278-NH2L : 18 August 2016), Louisa Goddard in household of Robert Goddard, Thetford St Cuthbert, Norfolk, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 27, Piece/Folio 2012/80, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,635.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:448W-Q2M : 15 October 2015), Louisa Goddard in household of Robert Goddard, , Norfolk, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Norfolk county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSF5-V59 : 29 August 2015), Louisa Goddard in household of Robert Goddard, Thetford St Cuthbert, Norfolk, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Thetford subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7R7-RZ7 : 20 January 2015), Louisa E Goddard, Thetford St Cuthbert, Thetford, Norfolk, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVHS-2BM9 : 4 September 2014), Louisa E E Goddard, 1923; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Thetford, Norfolk, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

George Goddard

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XC9-FST : 1 October 2014), George Goddard, 1873; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Thetford, Norfolk, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q278-NHLC : 18 August 2016), George Goddard in household of Robert Goddard, Thetford St Cuthbert, Norfolk, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 27, Piece/Folio 2012/80, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,635.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q8P1-NT2 : 14 October 2015), George Goddard, Woolwich, London, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, London county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M88S : 2 March 2015), G Goddard in entry for H Butter, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 21-47, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL24-1VG : 30 September 2015), George Goddard, 1926.

“Hangs Self in Stanley Park,” Vancouver Sun, July 7, 1926, page 16:

“Identified as George Goddard, 732 Burrard street, the body of a man was found hanging from the roof of one of the “rustic” canopies on the Reservoir trail, Stanley Park, early Sunday morning.

Preliminary identification was made through a card found in the clothing, but the body was later identified at the morgue by Mrs. Goddard. Police are unable to discover any motive for the tragedy.

The discovery was made by George Easher, 1566 Eleventh avenue west, and J.C. Wilson, 1822 Fourteenth avenue east. The man had apparently been dead several hours. It is not expected that an inquest will be held.”

 

“Dead Body Is Found Hanging on Rustic Arch in Stanley Park,” Vancouver Province, July 7, 1926, page 22:

“Dead from strangulation, George Goddard, 732 Burrard street, who had been missing since Saturday night, was found hanging from a rustic arch at the north end of Reservoir trail, Stanley Park, Sunday at 7 a.m.

A rope had been attached to the arch and the man’s head was thrust through a noose, his feet touching the ground. Police say that death was due to slow strangulation. George Easher, 1566 Eleventh avenue west, and J.C. Wilson, 1822 Fourteenth avenue east, discovered the body and notified the police.

Identification was first made by papers found in the clothing of the man and later was confirmed by Mrs. Goddard, who viewed the body at city morgue.”

 

Minnie (wife of George Goddard)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M883 : 2 March 2015), Minnie Goddard in entry for H Butter, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 21-47, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL54-PYZ : 30 September 2015), Minnie Goddard, 1933.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-3D5X : 13 December 2015), Minnie Goddard, 1933; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26256554, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26256554.

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