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Harriet Maria Taggart Goodrich
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Birth: Sep. 2, 1848
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA
Death: May 22, 1928
Duchesne County
Utah, USA


Harriet Maria Taggart (Goodrich) was born to Fannie Parks and George Washington Taggart.

Harriet married George Albert Goodrich on May 5, 1866 in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was his second wife, her half sister Eliza being his first wife. They lived in Salt Lake City for about three years. Her first child Benjamin Franklin Goodrich was born and died there.

In 1868 the family was called to go on the Muddy Mission. Her second child Fanny Sophia Goodrich was born at this place on November 10, 1869, The night of her birth Fannie was in a tent, and the wind blew so hard that their tent tried to run away, but all went well. The ground was sand and it was impossible to grow anything.

When it was found that the land the Saints occupied was not in Utah but in Nevada they moved to Long Valley or Mt. Carmel, Utah. The lot assigned her husband was a sort of dugout built in the side of a hill. It was not provided with a door, window, chimney or floor, but afforded a rude shelter from the storms. Their third child, Albert Gardner Goodrich was born here on May 1, 1871.

Food was scarce here so they moved next to Salt Lake City July 12, 1871, arriving there July 24, 1871. They remained a few days with her husband's brothers and sisters and then went to Morgan where Harriet's parents were living.

George engaged in the occupations of farming and milling for a period of about sixteen years.

Here, seven of Harriet's children were born: Rachel Maria, William Burrage, Julia Louisa, Hyrum Parks, Wallace, Parley Herbert and Vilate.

When they heard of Ashley Valley, (Vernal) they became interested in moving there. George left with his first family. Harriet remained in Morgan with her children until November 12th two years later, when they also made the journey, it requiring eleven days.

George, with Eliza and her family, located in Maeser Ward where he built a rock house, and with the assistance of Albert, Harriet's son, operated a grist mill for about three years.

Harriet's family settled in Maeser in what was then Merrill's Ward, where George intended to make homes for all of his families, as he owned land there. He and Albert built the house just north of Naples Ward. Harriet lived there a little more than one year. While there, daughter Leona was born. When she was one year old, the family contracted diphtheria, which disease caused the death of five of Harriet's children, leaving only four children living.

Harriet moved from that house to the farm. She lived there about nine years. The youngest child, Lucy, was born there.

In 1911, George's health terminated in dropsy, which caused his death February 19, 1911. Since that time Harriet lived with her children.

Mrs. Harriet M. Goodrich of Naples mother of President, A. G. Goodrich passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leona Manwaring of Wilson, a short distance this side of Roosevelt where she had been visiting for some time. Mrs. Goodrich had been ill for some time and succumbed at the age of 79 years. She was born in Iowa and came to Ashley Valley in the early days as one of the very first pioneers.

She is survived by two sons and three daughters, Parley and A. G. and Mrs. Leona Manwaring, Mrs. Elmer Lind and Mrs. Julius Jensen, the latter residing at Soldier Summit.

Funeral services will be held in Naples Ward Chapel Saturday at 1 p.m. the town where she spent the greater part of her life and where the greater part of her family reside.

-Vernal Express, May 25, 1928, transcribed by Rhonda Holton

Funeral services were held at the Naples Ward Chapel at 1 p.m. Saturday for Mrs. Harriet M. Goodrich who passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elmer Manwaring of Roosevelt where she had been the past nine weeks.

Bishop John Simper presided. The house was filled to capacity and there was a profusion of beautiful flowers. The singing was by Lewis S. Gardiner, Lavell Manwaring, Earl Goodrich, Lewis Haws, Iva Manwaring, Ella Goodrich, Ina Chivers and Alice Allred. The first selection "Every Hour I Need Thy Blsseing." Prayer, J. W. Olsen. Singing "Abide With Me."

Lewis S. Gardiner was the first speaker. His remarks were directed to her example as a true mother and a faithful Latter-Day Saint.

Patriarch James M. Shaffer spoke of her great sacrifice for others and never speaking ill of anyone.

A sacred duet was rendered by Elmer Manwaring and Earl Goodrich, "The Homeland."

The concluding speaker President Wallace Calder told of her noblest character in God's highest standards. The closing song, "The Flowerland" was beautifully rendered. The benediction was pronounced by Alfred Powell. She was laid to rest in the Vernal cemetery where John Cook dedicated the grave.

Mrs. Harriet M. Goodrich was born September 2, 1848 in Pottawattamie County, Iowa. She was the daughter of George W. Taggart and Fannie Parks. She came across the plains with her parents when she was four years old. She remembers very little of this journey but often told of trying experiences of her early life in Salt Lake where hunger and privation were endured. Her father was a musician in the Mormon Batallion, also a skilled mechanic and did work for Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball. He helped with work on the spread eagle at Eagle Gate in Salt Lake City. He also helped to build the Chase Mill.

In 1884 she was married to George A. Goodrich. Soon after her marriage they were called to help settle what was then called the Muddy. There they endured untold hardships.

After leaving the "Muddy" they settled in Morgan County and later came to Ashley Valley in 1887. Two years arriving in Uintah County five of their children were taken in death within a few weeks with the dreaded diphtheria.

She was the mother of twelve children, five of whom survive both parents, the father having died in 1911.

Deceased was always a faithful Latter-Day Saint and worked in church capacities as long as she was able. She was president of the Relief Society and a Sunday School teacher for a number of years. Nothing pleased her better than to converse with people on the princicples of the Gospel. She was a great reader. She had a very cheerful, kind and forgiving disposition.

The children who survive her are Albert G. Goodrich of Naples; Parley H. of Tridell; Mrs. Julius Jensen of Soldier Summit; Mrs. Elmer Manwaring of Roosevelt and Mrs. Elmer Lind of Maeser. There are 37 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

- Vernal Express, June 1, 1928, transcribed by Rhonda Holton

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Albert Gardner Goodrich (child)  
Family links: 
  George Washington Taggart (1816 - 1893)
  Fannie Parks Taggart (1821 - 1891)
  George Albert Goodrich (1839 - 1911)*
  Benjamin Franklin Goodrich (1867 - 1867)*
  Fanny Sophia Goodrich (1869 - 1889)*
  Rachel Maria Goodrich Slaugh (1872 - 1921)*
  William Burrage Goodrich (1874 - 1889)*
  Julia Louisa Goodrich (1876 - 1889)*
  Hyrum Parks Goodrich (1879 - 1889)*
  Wallace Goodrich (1881 - 1889)*
  Parley Herbert Goodrich (1883 - 1962)*
  Vilate Goodrich Jensen Bodily (1885 - 1966)*
  Leona Goodrich Manwaring (1888 - 1980)*
  Lucy Goodrich Lind (1891 - 1965)*
  Eliza Ann Taggart Goodrich (1844 - 1913)**
  Harriet Maria Taggart Goodrich (1848 - 1928)
  George Henry Taggart (1850 - 1924)**
  Charles Wallace Taggart (1852 - 1931)*
  Clarissa Taggart Parkinson (1857 - 1903)**
  Sarah Jane Taggart Heiner (1860 - 1933)**
  Susanna Taggart (1860 - 1860)**
  Noah Albert Taggart (1863 - 1924)**
  Julia Maria Taggart Lewis (1865 - 1924)**
  Marcus Taggart (1867 - 1939)**
  Franklin Taggart (1868 - 1868)**
  Francis Taggart (1868 - 1868)**
  James Taggart (1870 - 1962)**
  Alice Janette Taggart Bright (1873 - 1961)**
  Henry Milton Taggart (1875 - 1944)**
  Frederick Taggart (1877 - 1955)**
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Vernal Memorial Park
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