Nathan Thomas Viger

4 September 1882–12 February 1960 (Age 77)
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of Nathan Thomas

When Nathan Thomas Viger was born on 4 September 1882, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, his father, Edward Richard Viger, was 25 and his mother, Katie Antoinette Thurber, was 20. He married Rebecca Shotwell on 18 September 1906, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory, United States in 1909 and lived in Highland Park, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Detroit Ward 2, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 12 February 1960, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Thomas Viger
Rebecca Shotwell
Marriage: 18 September 1906
David Nathan Viger
Mary Louise Viger

Spouse and Children

18 September 1906
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States


    David Nathan Viger


    Mary Louise Viger


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1884 · Largest Island Park in the Nation

Age 2

Belle Isle Park is a 982-acre island park in the Detroit River between Michigan and Ontario. Belle Isle is the largest city-owned island park in the United States, and it is connected to mainland Detroit by the MacArthur Bridge. It's home to the Belle Isle Aquarium, the Belle Isle Conservatory, the Belle Isle Nature Center, the Detroit Boat Club, the James Scott Memorial Fountain, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, a municipal golf course, a half-mile swimming beach, and numerous monuments.

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 21

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

French: occupational name for a legal official, Old French voyer (Latin vicarius).

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

Sources (3)

  • Nathan T Viger, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nathan T Viger, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nathan T Viger, "United States Census, 1940"

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