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Date: 5/19/2005 at 12:42:36

Biography reproduced from page 523 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

C. W. Goddard, son of Robert and Maria M. (Bailey) Goddard, was born in Rutland, Vt., April 8, 1833. When seven years of age his parents moved to Rochester, Windsor Co., Vt., his father engaging in farming. Mr. Goddard here received a good common school education. In 1854 he removed with his parents to Monona, Clayton Co., Iowa, were he was engaged in farming for sixteen years, with the exception of one year spent on the plains while taking a trip across the western States. In May, 1870, he came to Kossuth county, taking a homestead of eighty acres on section 6, Lott’s Creek township. After living on this farm three years he moved to Algona. In 1875 he took charge of the Grange store in that place, which he ran for two years. He then formed a partnership with his son, R. E. Goddard, in the hay business, dealing in baled hay. They had the first hay press in this part of the State. In 1882 they dissolved partnership, and Mr. Goddard came to Bancroft and engaged in the mercantile business. He was married in July, 1855, to Mary E. Bent, daughter of Earl and Leafy (Clark) Bent, of Wells, Vt. Mr. and Mrs. Goddard have had four children, three of whom are living—Robert E., Lora E. and Dell M. In politics Mr. Goddard is a greenbacker.


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