Mary Augusta Hayes

17 December 1896–22 August 1972 (Age 75)
Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mary Augusta

When Mary Augusta Hayes was born on 17 December 1896, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States, her father, Charles Elmer Hayes, was 23 and her mother, Elmira Jane Gates, was 24. She married William Howard Barger on 5 February 1918, in Boone, Boone, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Boone, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Des Moines Township, Boone, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 22 August 1972, in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Boone Memorial Garden, Boone, Boone, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Howard Barger
1888–1946
Mary Augusta Hayes
1896–1972
Marriage: 5 February 1918
Charles William Barger
1920–2005
Mary Louise Barger
1924–2006
Darlene Rose Barger
1929–2015

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 February 1918
Boone, Boone, Iowa, United States
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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 17

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAodha ‘descendant of Aodh’, a personal name meaning ‘fire’ ( compare McCoy ). In some cases, especially in County Wexford, the surname is of English origin (see below), having been taken to Ireland by the Normans.2 English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Devon and Worcestershire, so called from the plural of Middle English hay ‘enclosure’ ( see Hay 1), or a topographic name from the same word.3 English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Dorset, Greater London (formerly in Kent and Middlesex), and Worcestershire, so called from Old English hǣse ‘brushwood’, or a topographic name from the same word.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Barger in household of Wm H Barger, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Mary Barger in household of William Barger, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Barger in household of William Barger, "United States Census, 1920"

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