Bio: Goddard, Henry J. (1881)
Contact: Janet Schwarze

---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 209.


HENRY J. GODDARD, druggist, Chippewa Falls, came to Wisconsin with his parents, Nathaniel and Lucinda Goddard, about the year 1846, locating at Beloit, where his father (who was born in Massachusetts) died in February, 1875, aged eighty-two years. His mother was born in Saratoga County, N. Y., and died in Cresco, Iowa, July 12, 1881, aged seventy-six years. Mr. H. J. Goddard lived in Beloit until 1861, when he went to Chicago, and entered the medical department of the Regular Army about two years after. He was stationed at the Hampton General Hospital, and afterwards at Fredericksburg, and in the office of the surgeon general a year and a half, being five years in the United States Army service. He then entered the treasury department at Washington, D. C, in the Second Auditor's office, and remained there about two years, and then came to Baraboo, Sauk Co., remaining there three years. In the Fall of 1873, he came to Chippewa Falls. He has been in the drug business ever since he returned to Wisconsin, having learned the business when twelve years of age. He was born in Almond, Alleghany Co., N. Y., Nov. 3, 1844, and married at Lima, Livingstone Co.. N. Y., June 10, 1871, to Adelle J. Grover, who was born in Lima, N. Y. They have two children—Arthur Grover and Jennie Alvira, and lost one son, Frank Mills, who died in 1875, aged two years. Mr. Goddard was the first City Treasurer ever elected on the Republican ticket in Chippewa Falls, He is a member of the A. F. & A. M., Blue Lodge, Chapter and Commandery and Knights of Pythias.



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