Opal Margaret Goller

Brief Life History of Opal Margaret

When Opal Margaret Goller was born on 6 August 1919, her father, Augustus George Goller, was 36 and her mother, Nellie Jane Risinger, was 33. She had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Vernon Gregory Ruppenthal. She lived in Morgan, West Virginia, United States in 1935 and Sleepy Creek District, Morgan, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died in 1984, at the age of 65, and was buried in Terra Alta, Preston, West Virginia, United States.

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Vernon Gregory Ruppenthal
Opal Margaret Goller
Carol Dawn Ruppenthal
Henry Benton Ruppenthal
Robin Elizabeth Ruppenthal

Sources (6)

  • Opal M Ruppenthal in household of Vernon G Ruppenthal, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Opal Margaret Goller Ruppenthal, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Opal Margaret Goller in entry for Larry Bond and Jackie Ruppenthal, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

World Events (8)


The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.


Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.

1937 · The Neutrality Act

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Erwin, Ingo, Siegfried, Wolfgang.


from Middle High German goller, koller ‘neck cover, sleeveless vest’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such garments.

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

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