Elma Harriet Woodland

23 September 1879–13 February 1954 (Age 74)
Clarke City, Kankakee, Illinois, United States

The Life of Elma Harriet

When Elma Harriet Woodland was born on 23 September 1879, in Clarke City, Kankakee, Illinois, United States, her father, Joseph Woodland, was 43 and her mother, Mary Jane Wright, was 26. She married John George Gula on 27 November 1900, in Madison, Lake, South Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Warren Township, Clark, South Dakota, United States in 1920 and Ash Township, Clark, South Dakota, United States for about 10 years. She died on 13 February 1954, in Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Clark, Clark, South Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

John George Gula
Elma Harriet Woodland
Marriage: 27 November 1900
Florence Mary Gula
Neva Gertrude Gula
Ruby Helen Gula
Lois Evelyn Gula

Spouse and Children

27 November 1900
Madison, Lake, South Dakota, United States


    Florence Mary Gula


    Neva Gertrude Gula




Parents and Siblings


    Mary Jane Wright




+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 5

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 21

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone living in an area of woodland, from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + land ‘land’, or a habitational name from any of the numerous places, for example in Devon, Dorset, Kent, and Somerset, named with these elements.

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

Sources (3)

  • Harrit Woodland in household of Joseph Woodland, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Alma Gula in household of John G Gula, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elma H Gula in household of John G Gula, "United States Census, 1910"

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