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Inez Didaina Earl

19 August 1852–10 July 1930

Born 19 Aug. 1852 in Utah Territory.[1] Daughter of Justus Earl and Adeline Woodward.[2] Niece of EBW.[3] Completed teacher training at St. Mark’s School, 29 May 1875.[4] Attended the Territorial Teacher’s Normal Institute, Aug. 1875.[5] Taught school in Logan, Cache Co., Utah Territory, by 1880.[6] Married Samuel T. Godbe, 1880; five children.[7] Gave EBW a rose and a gold piece on the birthday of a cousin who was killed in the Civil War; EBW gave her a copy of her poetry book, Musing and Memories, 18 Oct. 1902.[8] Moved to Los Angeles, by 1904; delegate to the Los Angeles Co. Women’s Suffrage Convention, Oct. 1904.[9] Died 10 July 1930 in Los Angeles.[10]

 

[1] EBW, Diary, 19 Aug. 1874; 19 Aug. 1894; 19 Aug. 1902. 1900 U.S. Census, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, p. 11A, ED 2, Inez Godbe. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 19 Dec. 2018), Inez D. Earle (LVGN-PTF).

[2] U.S. Mexican War Pension Index, 1887–1926, National Archives and Records Administration, RG 15, NARA film publication T317, Justice C. Earl, vol. 4, image 3760/4338. California State Board of Health, Los Angeles, Death Records, 1905–1930, cert. no. 7698, Inez D. Godbe, microfilm 2369816, DGS 5599344, image 1470/2677, FHL.

[3] Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 503.

[4] “Home Affairs,” Woman’s Exponent, 15 June 1875, 13.

[5] “Local and Other Matters: Normal Institute,” Deseret News, 4 Aug. 1875, 428. EBW, Diary, 2 Aug. 1875.

[6] 1880 U.S. Census, Logan, Cache Co., Utah Territory, ED 8, p. 17, Inez D. Earl.

[7]  EBW, Diary, 27 May 1881. 1900 U.S. Census, Salt Lake Co., UT, p. 11A, ED 2, Inez Godbe.

[8] EBW, Diary, 18 Oct. 1890 and 18 Oct .1902. “Lucy M. Hewlings,” Women’s Exponent, 15 May 1901, 105. Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 11. 

[9] “Rights of Suffrage Will Be Demanded by State Session: ‘Women Must Vote’ to Be Slogan of Convention,” Los Angeles Herald, 4 Oct. 1904, 10.

[10]  California State Board of Health, Los Angeles, Death Records, 1905–1930, cert. no. 7698, Inez D. Godbe, microfilm 2369816, DGS 5599344, image 1470/2677, FHL.