Edward Fredrick Wolfert

8 January 1883–1 March 1961 (Age 78)
Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States

The Life of Edward Fredrick

Edward Fredrick Wolfert was born on 8 January 1883, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States. He lived in Burlington Township, Des Moines, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Union Township, Scotland, Missouri, United States in 1920. He died on 1 March 1961, in Memphis, Scotland, Missouri, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Memphis, Scotland, Missouri, United States.

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Edward Fredrick Wolfert
1883–1961
Rose Miller Neese
1885–1978

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World Events (8)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 1

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 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1904

Age 21

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

German: from the Germanic personal name Wolfhart, composed of wolf ‘wolf’ + hard ‘brave’, ‘hardy’, ‘strong’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edd Wolfert, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Eddie Wolfert in household of Henry Wolfert, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Edward Wolfert in household of Henry Wolfert, "United States Census, 1900"

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