John William Vian

9 November 1874–23 September 1940 (Age 65)
Mahaska, Iowa, United States

The Life of John William

When John William Vian was born on 9 November 1874, in Mahaska, Iowa, United States, his father, William Theophilus Vian, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Margaret Dailey, was 26. He married Anna Emma Dickerson on 10 November 1895, in Sherman, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Burr Oak, Jewell, Kansas, United States in 1935 and Waterloo Election Precinct, Linn, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 23 September 1940, in Litchfield, Sherman, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Litchfield Cemetery, Litchfield, Sherman, Nebraska, United States.

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John William Vian
Anna Emma Dickerson
Marriage: 10 November 1895
Albert Enos Vian
Charles Willis Vian

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    Anna Emma Dickerson


10 November 1895
Sherman, Nebraska, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 10

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Italian (Venetia): variant of Viano .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John W Vian, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John W Vian, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John William Vian, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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