Chester Gable Wolf

5 September 1897–22 November 1989 (Age 92)
Carroll Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Chester Gable

When Chester Gable Wolf was born on 5 September 1897, in Carroll Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Charles W. Wolf, was 35 and his mother, Jennie E Gable, was 20. He married Edna Iva Boyer on 20 August 1948, in Pennsylvania, United States. He died on 22 November 1989, in Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Dillsburg Cemetery, Carroll Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Chester Gable Wolf
Edna Iva Boyer
Marriage: 20 August 1948

Spouse and Children

20 August 1948
Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Charles W. Wolf


    Jennie E Gable




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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 8

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 26

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

1 English, Danish, and German: from a short form of the various Germanic compound names with a first element wolf ‘wolf’, or a byname or nickname with this meaning. The wolf was native throughout the forests of Europe, including Britain, until comparatively recently. In ancient and medieval times it played an important role in Germanic mythology, being regarded as one of the sacred beasts of Woden. This name is widespread throughout northern, central, and eastern Europe, as well as in Britain and German-speaking countries.2 German: habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a wolf, Middle High German wolf.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Volf meaning ‘wolf’, which is associated with the Hebrew personal name Binyamin ( see Benjamin ). This association stems from Jacob's dying words ‘Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil’ (Genesis 49:27).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Chester G Wolf in household of Chas W Wolf, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Chester G Wolf in household of Chas W Wolf, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Chester G Wolf in household of Charles W Wolf, "United States Census, 1930"

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