Rebecca Katherine Gohl

17 May 1912–19 October 1951 (Age 39)
Wishek, McIntosh, North Dakota, United States

The Life of Rebecca Katherine

When Rebecca Katherine Gohl was born on 17 May 1912, in Wishek, McIntosh, North Dakota, United States, her father, Friedrich Gohl, was 49 and her mother, Caroline Schnaidt, was 43. She married Martin Leo Elward on 17 April 1929, in Gooding, Gooding, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1935 and Seattle, King, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 19 October 1951, in Metropolis, Massac, Illinois, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Jerome, Jerome, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martin Leo Elward
Rebecca Katherine Gohl
Marriage: 17 April 1929
Eddie Lee Elward
Donald Elward
Miriam Jane Elward

Spouse and Children

17 April 1929
Gooding, Gooding, Idaho, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Karolina or Caroline Gohl



    Ellen Gohl


    Frederick Gohl


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1913 · Women get the right to vote in Illinois

Age 1

Grace Wilbur Trout was elected president of the Chicago Political Equality League and started her presidency by making sure that each senate district was supporting suffrage for women. A few months later, the bill was up for voting in the state. Trout and her team went as far as to get male voters from their homes. The bill passed giving Women the right to vote for President of the Nation and all local offices not in the Illinois Constitution.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 11

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

Name Meaning

1 Eastern German (of Slavic origin): nickname from goły ‘bald’, ‘naked’, or topographic name from gola ‘bare heathland’, ‘place without trees’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word.2 Swiss German: probably a nickname for a loud person, from Middle High German goln ‘to howl’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Recca Gohl in household of Fred Gohl, "North Dakota Census, 1915"
  • Katherine Elward in household of Leo Elward, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rebecca Elward in household of Martar L Elward, "United States Census, 1930"

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