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Elizabeth Harrison

17 March 1817–12 April 1902

Born 17 Mar. 1817 at Belgrave Gate, Leicestershire, England.[1] Daughter of John Harrison and Elizabeth Pipes.[2] Married George Goddard, 10 Sept. 1839, in Leicester, Leicestershire; thirteen children.[3] Baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 21 Jan. 1851.[4] Emigrated from Liverpool, Lancashire, England, aboard the Essex, 9 Oct. 1851, arriving in New Orleans early Dec. 1851; traveled on to St. Louis, arriving by 1 Jan. 1852.[5] Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley with the John Tidwell pioneer company, arriving 15 Sept. 1852.[6] Served as secretary of the Salt Lake City Second Ward Relief Society, 1853–1855.[7] Served as secretary of the Salt Lake City Thirteenth Ward Relief Society, 1855–1898; EBW served with her as assistant secretary, 1871–1891.[8] EBW celebrated her birthday, 16 Mar. 1882, which coincided with the fortieth anniversary of the founding of the Relief Society.[9] Attended a dinner celebrating EBW’s seventieth birthday, 28 Feb. 1898; honored as the oldest lady in attendance.[10] Died 12 Apr. 1903 in Salt Lake City.[11]    

 

[1] Salt Lake Stake, Thirteenth Ward, Record of Members, 1849–1908, pp. 25–26, LR 6133 27 (limited access), CHL. Church of England, St. Margaret’s Church (Leicester, Leicestershire), Bishop’s Transcripts, 1604–1839, p. 239, no. 1907, Elizabeth Harrison, 28 Mar. 1817, microfilm 592557, DGS 4026323, image 52/744, FHL. A History of the County of Leicester: Volume 4, the City of Leicester, ed. R. A. McKinley (London: Victoria County History, 1958), British History Online (https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/leics/vol4, accessed 20 Aug. 2019). “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 13 June 2019), Elizabeth Harrison (KWJZ-Q1X). 

[2] Salt Lake Stake, Thirteenth Ward, Record of Members, 1849–1908, pp. 25–26, LR 6133 27 (limited access), CHL.  Church of England, St. Margaret’s Church (Leicester, Leicestershire), Bishop’s Transcripts, 1604–1839, p. 239, no. 1907, Elizabeth Harrison, 28 Mar. 1817, microfilm 592557, DGS 4026323, image 52/744, FHL.

[3] Church of England, St. Margaret’s Church (Leicester, Leicestershire), Bishop’s Transcripts, 1615–1936, p. 89, George Goddard and Elizabeth Harrison, 10 Sept. 1839, DGS 102010775, image 97/264, FHL. 1900 U.S. Census, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, ED 51, p. 6B, Elizabeth Goddard.

[4] George Goddard, “Review of an Active Life,” Juvenile Instructor, 1 Feb. 1882, 42.

[5] “Essex,” Saints by Sea (https://saintsbysea.lib.byu.edu/mii/voyage/137?mii=on&netherlands=on&europe=on&scandinavia=on&keywords=Essex&sweden=on, accessed 9 Sept. 2019). Kate B. Carter, ed., Our Pioneer Heritage (Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1973–1974), 17:174. Elizabeth H. Goddard, Autobiography, ca. 1900, p. 62, MS 3808 1, CHL.

[6] Kate B. Carter, ed., Our Pioneer Heritage (Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1973–1974), 17:174–175.  “Elizabeth Goddard, George Harrison Goddard,” Pioneer Database (https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/overlandtravel/pioneers/44414/george-harrison-goddard, accessed 9 Sept. 2019). 

[7] Second Ward, Salt Lake Stake, Second Ward Manuscript History and Historical Reports, LR 8214 2, CHL. Elizabeth H. Goddard, Autobiography, ca. 1900, p. 65, MS 3808 1, CHL.

[8] Elizabeth H. Goddard, Autobiography, ca. 1900, p. 65, MS 3808 1, CHL. Thirteenth Ward, Ensign Stake, Thirteenth Ward Manuscript History and Historical Reports, 1849–1908, LR 6133 2, CHL.

[9] EBW, Diary, 16 Mar. 1882.

[10] EBW, Diary, 27–28 Feb. 1898.

[11] Salt Lake Co., UT, Management and Archives, Death Records, 1849–1966, p. 208, images 421–422/490, Elizabeth H. Goddard, microfilm 4139834, DGS 4139834, FHL. EBW, Diary, 13–14 Apr. 1903.