Mary Augusta Hayes

Brief Life History 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

Sources (19)

  • Mary Barger in household of Wm H Barger, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Mary Augusta Hayes, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Mary A. Hayes, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

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

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

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

Irish (Cork): shortened 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.

English: variant of Hay , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

English: topographic name from the plural form of Middle English hay(e), heye, heghe ‘enclosure’ (see Hay ), sometimes used as a collective noun for a farm, especially in Devon, where it is a frequent minor placename. Compare Hain .

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

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