Sarah Wald

Female21 July 1893–28 July 1985

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Wald was born on 21 July 1893, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, her father, Pinchas Wald, was 30 and her mother, Gittel Hoffnung, was 25. She married Louis Sattenspeil about 1913, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States for about 20 years. She died on 28 July 1985, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 92.

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Louis Sattenspeil
Sarah Wald
Marriage: about 1913
Gertrude Sattenspiel
Stanley Irwin Sattenspiel
Edward Sattenspiel

Sources (4)

  • Sarah Sattenspiel, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sarah Wald, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1938"
  • Sarah Sattenspiel in household of Louis Sattenspiel, "United States Census, 1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1913Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 3

    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 Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

    Age 20

    At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.


    Age 24

    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Fritz, Arno, Gerhard, Guenther, Gunther, Hans, Inge, Ingeborg, Liesl, Markus, Mathias, Udo.

    German and English: topographic name for someone who lived in or near a forest (Old High German wald, northern Middle English wald).

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Wald ‘forest’. Very few Jews would have been living anywhere near a forest at the time when they acquired surnames, so as a Jewish name its origins are unlikely to be topographic.

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

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