Cordelia Woolsey

9 September 1882–12 September 1953 (Age 71)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Cordelia

When Cordelia Woolsey was born on 9 September 1882, in Missouri, United States, her father, Franklin Joseph Woolsey, was 27 and her mother, Emma Ashby, was 27. She married Hans Christofferson on 2 March 1898, in Onawa, Monona, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Aberdeen, Brown, South Dakota, United States in 1920 and Oakland, Alameda, California, United States in 1930. She died on 12 September 1953, in Olympia, Thurston, Washington, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Tumwater, Thurston, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hans Christofferson
1865–1944
Cordelia Woolsey
1882–1953
Marriage: 2 March 1898
Bonnie F. Christofferson
1900–
Frank Jacobs Christofferson
1902–1961
Emma Jean Christopherson
1903–1968
Roy Christopherson
1905–1953

Spouse and Children

    Hans Christofferson

    Male1865–1944Male

    Female1882–1953Female

MARRIAGE
2 March 1898
Onawa, Monona, Iowa, United States
children

(4)

    Bonnie F. Christofferson

    Female1900–Female

    Frank Jacobs Christofferson

    Male1902–1961Male

    Emma Jean Christopherson

    Female1903–1968Female

    Roy Christopherson

    Male1905–1953Male

Parents and Siblings

    Franklin Joseph Woolsey

    Male1854–1920Male

    Emma Ashby

    Female1855–1921Female

siblings

(7)

    Roy R. Woolsey

    Male1877–1930Male

    Lula B. Woolsey

    Female1878–Female

    Female1882–1953Female

    Woolsey

    Female1884–Female

    Pearl E Woolsey

    Female1886–1928Female

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 2

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1886

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Wulsi, Old English Wulfsige, composed of the elements wulf ‘wolf’ + sige ‘victory’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cordelia Woolsey in household of Franklin Woolsey, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Cordelia Woolsey in household of Frank J Woolsey, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Corda Christofferson in household of Hans Christofferson, "United States Census, 1910"

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