GODDARD, Sir Daniel Ford

1850 - 1922

Daniel Ford Goddard

Daniel Ford Goddard, was born at Ipswich on 17 January 1850, son of son Ebenezer Goddard (1816-1882), a civil engineer, and his wife Annie, née Kurd (1854-1907). Educated privately and was a civil engineer and director of several companies. An alderman of Ipswich serving as the town's mayor 1891/2. At the 1892 general election, Goddard stood for Parliament, failing to dislodge either of Ipswich's two Conservative members but in 1895 stood in the Liberal cause and elected Member of Parliament for Ipswich, a seat that he held until the 1918 general election, when Ipswich's parliamentary representation was reduced to one seat, when he did not seek re-election. A great benefactor to the town of Ipswich, Goddard was knighted on 16 December 1907 and sworn as a Privy Councillor on 27 January 1916. He married at Ipswich in 1874, Lucy Corsbie Harwood, who died the following year and in 1877 he married secondly at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, Elizabeth Harwood Hitchcock (1850-1927) and they had a son Daniel Ford Goddard (born and died 1883). A member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1910-1921 which was probably honorary as he did not exhibit. He died at Oakhill, Ipswich on 6 May 1922 and buried in Ipswich Cemetery. He may have been related to Algernon Robertson Goddard [q.v.] as at the funeral of Thomas Harwood of Ipswich, Mr A. R. Robertson of Newcastle on Tyne and Mr D F Goddard both attended the funeral in 1887.

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