Goldie (Mansker) Sullens

Goldie Ray (Mansker) Sullens (1906 - 1997)

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Goldie Ray Sullens formerly Mansker
Born in Thebes, Alexander, Illinois, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Cairo, ILmap
Wife of — married in Blytheville, Arkansasmap
Descendants descendants
Mother of , , , , [private son (1940s - unknown)] and [private son (1950s - unknown)]
Died in Saint Marys Hospital, Centralia Township, Marion, Illinois, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 23 Dec 2016 | Last significant change: 15 Dec 2018
21:08: David Thomson III edited the Biography for Goldie Ray (Mansker) Sullens (1906-1997). [Thank David for this]
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Categories: Thebes, Illinois | Alma, Illinois | Martin Cemetery, Alma, Illinois.


Goldie was living with her parents during the 1910[1] and 1920[2] censuses. She married John Wyatt on 26 May 1924 in Thebes.

In the 1930[3] census, Goldie had moved to Seventh Street in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri with her husband John, daughter Virginia, mother Hattie, step-father Bill Burger, and brothers Hugh and Ralph. Goldie and John had moved back to Thebes by the time of the 1940[4] census and were living there with their three children.

Goldie worked at the Sweetwater Saloon in Thebes in the lower part of town after her first husband, John Wyatt, was killed in a car accident. The Sweetwater Saloon was located at the bottom of the Thebes steps on Oak Street between 3rd and 4th Streets and on the south side of Oak. There she dated a man by the name of Clarence Cochran from Centerville, Washington (his mother was Maud Cochran, a friend of Hattie's). Then she met Leslie (Hippo) Sullens, a railroad engineer and fell madly in love. She and Hippo took a train to Blythesville, Arkansas to get married on 4 Sep 1945, and then moved to Alma, Illinois with Goldie's three children and Hippo's two children. There they had two more boys.

Goldie lived a long life as a homemaker, and she was a regular member of the Alma Methodist Church. After Hippo's passing, Goldie sold the farm on Malone road and moved to a house on the corner of Main St and High St in Alma.

Goldie is buried at Martin Cemetery in Alma, Illinois.[5]


  1. 1910; Census Place: Thebes, Alexander, Illinois; Roll: T624_230; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0023; FHL microfilm: 1374243
  2. 1920; Census Place: Thebes, Alexander, Illinois; Roll: T625_297; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 22
  3. 1930; Census Place: St Louis, St. Louis (Independent City), Missouri; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0371; FHL microfilm: 2340965
  4. 1940; Census Place: Thebes, Alexander, Illinois; Roll: m-t0627-00758; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 2-23
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Five Generations

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Goldie Sullens Image 1

Five Generations
Five Generations

Ed and Hattie Mansker and Family
Ed and Hattie Mansker and Family

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Lewis and Mansker Children

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