Elizabeth M. Mason

19 December 1831–7 November 1913 (Age 81)
Ashland, Ohio, United States

The Life of Elizabeth M.

Elizabeth M. Mason was born on 19 December 1831, in Ashland, Ohio, United States as the daughter of Charles Raifsnider Mason and Lydia Alexander. She married Thomas Heifner on 26 October 1850. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Oxford Township, Johnson, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Grand Island, Hall, Nebraska, United States in 1910. She died on 7 November 1913, in Oxford, Johnson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Grabin Cemetery, Oxford Township, Johnson, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Heifner
Elizabeth M. Mason
Marriage: 26 October 1850
Lydia Anne Heifner
Alvira Caroline Heifner
Edgar Isaac Heifner
Jane Verty Heifner
Everetta Catherine Heifner
Elizabeth Corrine Heifner
Charles Grant Heifner
Martha Heifner
Frank Heifner
Elizabeth Heifner
Elmer Mason Heifner

Spouse and Children

26 October 1850


    Lydia Anne Heifner


    Alvira Caroline Heifner


    Edgar Isaac Heifner


    Jane Verty Heifner


    Everetta Catherine Heifner


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 5

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 29

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a stonemason, Middle English, Old French mas(s)on. Compare Machen . Stonemasonry was a hugely important craft in the Middle Ages.2 Italian (Veneto): from a short form of Masone .3 French: from a regional variant of maison ‘house’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizebath M Hefner in household of James P Maclirey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elizabeth Heifner in household of Maurice M Blake, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elizabeth Heffner in household of Thomas Heffner, "United States Census, 1870"

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