Golda Mae Sayles

30 December 1892–21 December 1974 (Age 82)
Mount Etna, Adams, Iowa, United States

The Life of Golda Mae

When Golda Mae Sayles was born on 30 December 1892, in Mount Etna, Adams, Iowa, United States, her father, William Otis Sayles, was 29 and her mother, Florence Leona Wynn, was 26. She married Conrad Mowry Wharff on 23 March 1911, in Osceola, Clarke, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Virginia Township, Warren, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Newton, Jasper, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 21 December 1974, in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in New Virginia, Warren, Iowa, United States.

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Conrad Mowry Wharff
Golda Mae Sayles
Marriage: 23 March 1911
Kenneth Wharff

Spouse and Children

23 March 1911
Osceola, Clarke, Iowa, United States


    Kenneth Wharff


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 21

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Sales in Lancashire.

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

Sources (3)

  • Golda Wharff in household of Conrad Wharff, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Goldia M Wharff in household of Conrad M Wharff, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Goldie Sayles in household of Otis Sayles, "United States Census, 1910"

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