Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Godfreys in:
 • Old Saint Marys Cemetery
 • Hollidaysburg
 • Blair County
 • Pennsylvania
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Elizabeth Anna Lear Godfrey
Birth: Jan. 20, 1863
Columbia Furnace
Shenandoah County
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 5, 1948
Hollidaysburg
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA

Matriarch of The Godfreys of Brush Mountain.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
[Obituary, excerpted from Altoona Mirror on Feb. 6, 1948]

Mrs. Elizabeth A. Godfrey, widow of William F. Godfrey, died at the home of her son, Salem Godfrey of Hollidaysburg, R.D. [Brush Mountain] at 5:30 o'clock yesterday morning, after an illness of two months.

She was married to Mr. Godfrey June 6, 1885, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Hollidaysburg.

Surviving are the following children; Leo of Johnstown, John C. of York, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Arthur of Hanover, and Mrs. Anna M. Daus, Paul W., Salem J. and Phelan, all of Hollidaysburg; one brother William G. Lear of Phoenix, Ariz; 34 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Hollidaysburg.

Friends will be received at the Wolf Funeral Home. Services will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church with requiem high mass at 9 o'clock Saturday morning. Interment in Old St. Mary's Cemetery. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Atwell Lear (1817 - 1893)
  Hannah Hosaflook Lear (1836 - 1920)
 
 Spouse:
  William Francis Godfrey (1863 - 1926)*
 
 Children:
  Walter LEO Godfrey (1886 - 1957)*
  Anna Marie Godfrey Daus (1888 - 1964)*
  Paul William Godfrey (1890 - 1952)*
  Elizabeth Agnes Godfrey Arthur (1892 - 1980)*
  Salem Jerome Godfrey (1894 - 1966)*
  Phelan Raphael Godfrey (1900 - 1970)*
  John Chrysostom Godfrey (1903 - 1978)*
  Bernard Francis Godfrey (1909 - 1943)*
 
 Siblings:
  Perry Joseph Bowman (1851 - 1930)**
  Mary Elizabeth Lear Sine (1851 - 1918)**
  Thomas Elias Lear (1856 - 1928)**
  Jeanette Ellen Lear Rooney (1862 - 1937)*
  Elizabeth Anna Lear Godfrey (1863 - 1948)
  Joseph A Lear (1864 - 1893)*
  William Glenn Lear (1868 - 1951)*
  Emma S Lear Over (1870 - 1913)*
  John Albert Lear (1873 - 1936)*
  Clara B Lear Carnell (1873 - 1901)*
  Edith MAY Lear Carnell (1876 - 1913)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: buried in unmarked grave
 
Burial:
Old Saint Marys Cemetery
Hollidaysburg
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Dick Nixon
Originally Created by: Sky
Record added: Mar 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66651764
Elizabeth Anna <i>Lear</i> Godfrey
Added by: Dick Nixon
 
Elizabeth Anna <i>Lear</i> Godfrey
Added by: Dick Nixon
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

 
This page is sponsored by: Dick Nixon

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service