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
Esther Wilson
Marriage: 3 March 1917
Robert Mitchell Moyer
Ruth Eleanor Moyer
Virginia Moyer

Spouse and Children

    Ralph Hart Moyer



3 March 1917
Marshall, Iowa, United States


    Robert Mitchell Moyer


    Ruth Eleanor Moyer


    Virginia Moyer


Parents and Siblings

    Charles Edwin Wilson





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.

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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