Goldie (Mansker) Sullens
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Goldie Ray (Mansker) Sullens (1906 - 1997)

Goldie Ray Sullens formerly Mansker
Born in Thebes, Alexander, Illinois, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 25 May 1924 in Cairo, ILmap
Wife of — married 4 Sep 1945 in Blytheville, Arkansasmap
Descendants descendants
Mother of , , , , [private son (1940s - unknown)] and [private son (1950s - unknown)]
Died at age 91 in Saint Marys Hospital, Centralia Township, Marion, Illinois, United Statesmap
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Goldie was born 11 Aug 1906 at Thebes, Illinois.[1][2]


  • Goldie was living with her parents at Thebes, Illinois during the 1910 census.[3]
  • Goldie was living with her parents at Thebes, Illinois during the 1920 census.[4]
  • In the 1930[5] 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[6] census and were living there with their three children.


  1. Goldie married John Ivan Wyatt 26 May 1924 at Thebes, Illinois.[7] Their children are:
    1. Virginia Rosamond
    2. Betty Jo
    3. Johnny Coy
  2. Goldie married Leslie Elijah "Hippo" Sullens in Arkansas. Their children are:
    1. David Sullens
    2. Damon Sullens


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 died 6 Nov 1997 at Centralia, Illinois. [8]


Martin Cemetery [9]
Marion County
Illinois USA



  1. Hattie (Pearson) Burger list of family names and dates
  2. Find A Grave (see below)
  3. 1910; Census Place: Thebes, Alexander, Illinois; Roll: T624_230; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0023; FHL microfilm: 1374243 Ancestry Record 7884 #130074892
  4. 1920; Census Place: Thebes, Alexander, Illinois; Roll: T625_297; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 22 Ancestry Record 6061 #109503998
  5. 1930; Census Place: St Louis, St. Louis (Independent City), Missouri; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0371; FHL microfilm: 2340965 Ancestry Record 6224 #3785759
  6. 1940; Census Place: Thebes, Alexander, Illinois; Roll: m-t0627-00758; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 2-23 Ancestry Record 2442 #141088012
  7. Hattie (Pearson) Burger list of family names and dates
  8. Find A Grave (see below)
  9. Find A Grave (see below)

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