Sara Nell Welchel

18 August 1920–31 January 2001 (Age 80)
Athens, Clarke, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of Sara Nell

When Sara Nell Welchel was born on 18 August 1920, in Athens, Clarke, Georgia, United States, her father, Frederic Cooper Whelchel, was 29 and her mother, Harriett Elise Davison, was 29. She married Lt. Col. John Elchak Jr on 22 October 1949. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in District 448, Banks, Georgia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 31 January 2001, in Fairfax, Fairfax, Virginia, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lt. Col. John Elchak Jr
Sara Nell Welchel
Marriage: 22 October 1949
John Frederic Elchak

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World Events (8)

1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote
Age 2
The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
Age 3
Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1942 · The Japanese American internment
Age 22
Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

German or Dutch: unexplained.

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

Sources (6)

  • Sarah M Welchel in household of Fred C Welchel, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sara Nell Welchel in household of Fred C Welchel, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sarah Nell Whelchel in entry for John Frederic Elchak and Louise Irene Muller, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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