Iona E. Viles

Female1866–17 September 1942

Brief Life History of Iona E.

When Iona E. Viles was born in 1866, in Iowa, United States, her father, Jotham Sewall Viles, was 39 and her mother, Sarah Diana Frost, was 32. She married Paul Bonaparte Houghton on 4 January 1887, in Vinton, Benton, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Anderson, Madison, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Denver, Colorado, United States in 1930. She died on 17 September 1942, in Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Wheat Ridge, Jefferson, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Paul Bonaparte Houghton
Iona E. Viles
Marriage: 4 January 1887
Marcus Ray Houghton
Albert Merl Houghton

Sources (16)

  • Nina Herschey in household of Jacob Herschey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nina I Hershey in household of Jacob T Hershey, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ina Viles in entry for Marcus Houghton, "South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-2014"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 January 1887Vinton, Benton, Iowa, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

    Age 0

    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    1867 · Denver Becomes a temporary capital

    Age 1

    In 1867, Denver City becomes the Capital of the Territory of Colorado.


    Age 20

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Vials, a variant of Vial , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. See Vile .

    Catalan: plural form of Vila .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Story Highlight

    The following family story was told by Paul Wayne Houghton and his siblings. Iona Viles took her sons, Marcus Houghton and Albert Merl Houghton to the train station. There she got on the train with …

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