Grace Syvella Baarstad

25 June 1903–28 May 1999 (Age 95)
Barnes, North Dakota, United States

The Life of Grace Syvella

When Grace Syvella Baarstad was born on 25 June 1903, in Barnes, North Dakota, United States, her father, Michael O. Baarstad, was 32 and her mother, Anna Dorothea Strand, was 29. She married Harald Wefald on 7 July 1926, in Nome, Barnes, North Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Thordenskjold Township, Barnes, North Dakota, United States for about 10 years and Moorhead, Clay, Minnesota, United States in 1930. She died on 28 May 1999, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Saint Petri Cemetery, Nome, Barnes, North Dakota, United States.

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Harald Wefald
Grace Syvella Baarstad
Marriage: 7 July 1926
David Michael Wefald
Grace Marie Wefald

Spouse and Children

7 July 1926
Nome, Barnes, North Dakota, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 2

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

Age 26

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a place called Haarstad.

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

Sources (3)

  • Grace Wefald in household of Knud Wefald, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Grace Barstad in household of M O Barstad, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Grace S Baarstad in household of Michal O Baarstad, "United States Census, 1910"

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