Esther Wilson

24 January 1896–March 1985 (Age 89)
Marshall, Iowa, United States

The Life of Esther

When Esther Wilson was born on 24 January 1896, in Marshall, Iowa, United States, her father, Charles Edwin Wilson, was 28 and her mother, Laodicea Swearingen, was 21. She married Ralph Hart Moyer on 3 March 1917, in Marshall, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Black Hawk Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Jefferson, Iowa, United States in 1935. She died in March 1985, in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Hart Moyer
1891–1959
Esther Wilson
1896–1985
Marriage: 3 March 1917
Robert Mitchell Moyer
1918–1997
Ruth Eleanor Moyer
1920–
Virginia Moyer
1924–

Spouse and Children

    Ralph Hart Moyer

    Male1891–1959Male

    Female1896–1985Female

MARRIAGE
3 March 1917
Marshall, Iowa, United States
children

(3)

    Robert Mitchell Moyer

    Male1918–1997Male

    Ruth Eleanor Moyer

    Female1920–Female

    Virginia Moyer

    Female1924–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Edwin Wilson

    Male1867–1936Male

    Female1874–1963Female

siblings

(2)

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.
1920

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from the personal name Will , a very common medieval short form of William .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Esther Wilson in household of Charles E Wilson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ester W Moyer, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Esther W Mayer in household of Ralph H Mayer, "United States Census, 1920"

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