Selmer Olaus Syftstad

8 January 1895–21 February 1985 (Age 90)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Selmer Olaus

When Selmer Olaus Syftstad was born on 8 January 1895, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, Paul Paulson Syftestad, was 35 and his mother, Inger Knudtson Folkedahl, was 35. He married Olga Lenore Jordee on 21 December 1921. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Daleyville, Dane, Wisconsin, United States in 1940 and Dane, Wisconsin, United States in 1985. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 21 February 1985, in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Daleyville, Dane, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Selmer Olaus Syftstad
Olga Lenore Jordee
Marriage: 21 December 1921
Dorothy M Syftestad
Kathryn Ann Syftestad

Spouse and Children

21 December 1921


    Dorothy M Syftestad


    Kathryn Ann Syftestad


Parents and Siblings

    Paul Paulson Syftestad


    Inger Knudtson Folkedahl




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 9

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 24

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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Sources (3)

  • Selmer Syftestad, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Selmer O Syftestad, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Selmer Syftestad in household of Paul P Syftestad, "United States Census, 1900"

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