James Walter Heki

24 September 1856–24 June 1939 (Age 82)
Eddyville, Wapello, Iowa, United States

The Life of James Walter

When James Walter Heki was born on 24 September 1856, in Eddyville, Wapello, Iowa, United States, his father, Balthasarus John Hegy, was 40 and his mother, Sabra Sabrina Stringham, was 35. He married Almeda Bucher on 29 July 1905, in Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, United States. He lived in Des Moines Township, Mahaska, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Mahaska, Iowa, United States in 1905. He registered for military service in 1862. He died on 24 June 1939, in Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, United States.

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James Walter Heki
Almeda Bucher
Marriage: 29 July 1905

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29 July 1905
Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, United States

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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 1

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 25

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Japanese (variously written): topographic name meaning ‘barrier’, apparently taken from the many checkpoints set up throughout Japan by the Shogunate for the purpose of checking travelers’ passes. The surname occurs mostly in the Tōkyō area and the Ryū kyū an island of Amami.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James W Heki in household of Balser Heki, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • J W Heki, "Iowa, State Census, 1905"
  • James Heke in household of Balzer Heke, "United States Census, 1880"

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