Opal Vivian Sarchet

16 May 1869–21 October 1967 (Age 98)
Cambridge, Guernsey, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Opal Vivian

When Opal Vivian Sarchet was born on 16 May 1869, in Cambridge, Guernsey, Ohio, United States, her father, Thomas Wilson Sarchet, was 33 and her mother, Emily M Newland, was 29. She married Jay Newton Wheeler on 2 September 1890. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Ledyard, Kossuth, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. She died on 21 October 1967, in Algona, Kossuth, Iowa, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in River View Cemetery, Algona, Kossuth, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jay Newton Wheeler
Opal Vivian Sarchet
Marriage: 2 September 1890
Marian Vira Wheeler
Leland Lloyd Wheeler
Lucille Florence Wheeler
Gladys Wheeler
Doris Gene Wheeler

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 September 1890
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 1
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
    Age 15
    Historical Boundaries: 1884: Kossuth, Iowa, United States
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 27
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    French (mainly Manche): from Old French sarchet ‘spud, weeding hoe’, a nickname for someone who made or used such an implement. This surname is rare in France.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Sources (28)

    • Opla Sarchet in entry for Marian V Ley, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Opal V Wheeler in household of James Wheeler, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Opal Sarchet in entry for William A. Smith and Doris Gean Wheeler, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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