Nathan Thomas Viger

Male4 September 1882–12 February 1960

Brief Life History 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, 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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Nathan Thomas Viger
Rebecca Shotwell
Marriage: 18 September 1906
David Nathan Viger
Mary Louise Viger

Sources (17)

  • Nathan E Viger, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Nathan T Viger, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nathan V Viger in entry for David Viger and Mary Gilbert, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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  • Marriage
    18 September 1906Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    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

    Some characteristic forenames: French Marcel, Andre, Laurent, Laurette, Lucienne, Marcell, Normand, Pierre, Simonne.

    French: status name and occupational name from Old French viguier ‘seigniorial or royal officer responsible for administering justice and collecting state rights’ (from Latin vicarius ‘substitute’).

    History: Antoine Viger from Saint-Malo in Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany (France), married Catherine Audet in Saint-Jean, Île d'Orléans, QC, in 1751. Désiré Viger from Rouen in Seine-Maritime, France, married Catherine Moitié in Montreal, QC, in 1667.

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

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