Opal Vivian Sarchet

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

The Life 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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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

2 September 1890


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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.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 15

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
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 or English (Channel Islands): unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Opal V Wheeler in household of James Wheeler, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Opal V Wheeler in household of Jay N Wheeler, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Opal V Wheeler in household of Jay N Wheeler, "United States Census, 1920"

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