Ellen Sophie Wold

18 October 1899–11 April 1985 (Age 85)
North Dakota, United States

The Life of Ellen Sophie

When Ellen Sophie Wold was born on 18 October 1899, in North Dakota, United States, her father, Andrew Johnson Wold, was 30 and her mother, Ingeborg J Peterson, was 33. She married Lorentz Hegland on 16 May 1925, in Clay, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Cass, North Dakota, United States in 1920 and Fargo, Cass, North Dakota, United States for about 15 years. She died on 11 April 1985, at the age of 85, and was buried in Crookston, Polk, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lorentz Hegland
Ellen Sophie Wold
Marriage: 16 May 1925
Katherine Ellen Hegland
Virginia Mae Hegland
Loren Gerald Hegland

Spouse and Children

    Lorentz Hegland



16 May 1925
Clay, Minnesota, United States


    Katherine Ellen Hegland



    Loren Gerald Hegland


Parents and Siblings

    Andrew Johnson Wold


    Ingeborg J Peterson




    John Peter Wold


    Emil Albert Wold




    Anna M Wold



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Age 7

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 24

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

Name Meaning

1 Norwegian: variant spelling of Vold ( see Voll ).2 English: topographic name for someone who lived on any of the areas of open upland known from Middle English times onwards as wolds (e.g. the Yorkshire Wolds or the Cotswolds). This term derives from Old English wald ‘forest’ ( see Wald ). After the extensive clearance of forests in England, from before the Norman Conquest onward, the Old English term wald came to denote open uplands (wolds) in Middle English in certain areas of England.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ellen S Johnson in household of Andrew W Johnson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ellen Wold in household of Ingeborg Wold, "North Dakota Census, 1925"
  • Allen Wold in household of Ingbord Wold, "United States Census, 1920"

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