Elizabeth M. Mason

Female19 December 1831–7 November 1913

Brief Life History 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, in Richland, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 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
Elmer Mason Heifner

Sources (26)

  • E. M. Heifner, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elizabeth H. Mason, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Elizabeth Monsin Mrs Heifuer, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 October 1850Richland, Ohio, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    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.


    Age 24

    Historical Boundaries: 1855: Johnson, Iowa, United States

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name from Middle English masoun ‘mason, stone worker, builder in stone’ (Old Central French maçon, masson). A Middle English form machun (derived from Old French machun) gives rise to Machin and its variants. See also Mayson . Stonemasonry was a hugely important craft in the Middle Ages.

    Italian (Veneto): variant of Masone .

    Altered form of French Masson .

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

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