Biography of William Clark Goddard of Leonard, North Dakota

William Clark Goddard, born on August 27, 1871, in St. Ansgar, Iowa, was the cashier of the First State Bank of Leonard, North Dakota, and an agent for the William H. White Lumber Company. He moved to North Dakota in 1898 and began working for the Gull River Lumber Company in 1899. He became the bank’s cashier on August 1, 1903. Goddard was a thirty-second-degree Mason and a Mystic Shriner. He married Anna M. Pearce on January 17, 1900, in Marshall, Minnesota.


William Clark Goddard, cashier of the First State Bank of Leonard, North Dakota, and agent of the William H. White Lumber Company, was born on August 27, 1871, in St. Ansgar, Iowa. His parents, Robert C. and Ada E. Goddard, were of English ancestry, with their forefathers settling in the state of Maine in 1700. Our subject received a common school education and came to North Dakota in April 1898. He started working with the Gull River Lumber Company in Wahpeton in the spring of 1899. This company was later succeeded by the W. H. White Lumber Company, and as of 1909, Mr. Goddard still represents them. On August 1, 1903, he became the cashier of the First State Bank of Leonard, North Dakota, a position he continues to hold. Mr. Goddard is a thirty-second-degree Mason and a Mystic Shriner.

On January 17, 1900, Mr. Goddard married Miss Anna M. Pearce in Marshall, Minnesota.

Source

C.F. Cooper & Company, History of the Red River Valley, Past And Present: Including an Account of the Counties, Cities, Towns And Villages of the Valley From the Time of Their First Settlement And Formation, volumes 1-2; Grand Forks: Herald printing company, 1909.

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