GODDARD, RICHARDSON, HENRY, HUTCHINSON, ELLSWORTH
Posted By: S. Ferrall (email)
Date: 4/25/2004 at 18:56:09
C.N. Goddard, a native of Rutland, Vermont, was born in 1835; came to Iowa with his parents in 1854, and in 1856 settled in Winneshiek County; served as clerk until 1860, when he engaged in business for himself. In 1862 he became a partner in the firm of Goddard, Henry & Hutchinson, subsequently Goddard & Henry. In 1874 the firm became Goddard & Ellsworth, continued the business alone, and now carries a stock of merchandise amounting to about $25,000. His present store he built in 1871; it is located on the site formerly occupied by the first store of Decorah. Mr. Goddard was married in 1861 to Miss Jennie Richardson, then of Clayton County, Iowa, buut a native of Vermont. The children are Harry, Clara, Herbert and Fred.
[source: History of Winneshiek & Allamakee Counties, 1882; by W.E. Alexander; Sioux City, Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1882; pg. 584]
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