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
1827–1875
Elizabeth M. Mason
1831–1913
Marriage: 26 October 1850
Lydia Anne Heifner
1851–1853
Alvira Caroline Heifner
1853–1911
Edgar Isaac Heifner
1855–1904
Jane Verty Heifner
1857–1954
Everetta Catherine Heifner
1860–1920
Elizabeth Corrine Heifner
1862–1941
Charles Grant Heifner
1864–1930
Martha Heifner
1866–1872
Frank Heifner
1869–1871
Elizabeth Heifner
1869–
Elmer Mason Heifner
1869–1922

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 October 1850
RICHLAND, CO
children

(11)

    Lydia Anne Heifner

    Female1851–1853Female

    Alvira Caroline Heifner

    Female1853–1911Female

    Edgar Isaac Heifner

    Male1855–1904Male

    Jane Verty Heifner

    Female1857–1954Female

    Everetta Catherine Heifner

    Female1860–1920Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+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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