Mary Ester Hough

10 December 1892–April 1977 (Age 84)
Neola, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mary Ester

When Mary Ester Hough was born on 10 December 1892, in Neola, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Russell Morgan Hough, was 44 and her mother, Nancy Eveline Steele, was 34. She married John Harland Wetzler on 5 June 1915, in Harrison, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Minden, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1924 and Taylor Township, Dubuque, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died in April 1977, in Mitchellville, Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 84.

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John Harland Wetzler
Mary Ester Hough
Marriage: 5 June 1915
Harland Wetzler
Russell Merlyn Wetzler
Keith Austin Wetzler
Barbara Wetzler
Robert Cregg Wetzler
Charles Howard Wetzler
John Wetzler
Lawrence Brooks Wetzler

Spouse and Children

5 June 1915
Harrison, Iowa, United States


    Harland Wetzler


    Russell Merlyn Wetzler


    Keith Austin Wetzler


    Barbara Wetzler


    Robert Cregg Wetzler


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+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 21

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Cheshire and Derbyshire, so named from Old English hōh ‘spur of a hill’ (literally ‘heel’). This widespread surname is especially common in Lancashire.2 Irish (County Limerick): variant of Haugh 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Wetzler in household of John Wetzler, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Wetzler in household of John Wetzler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Hough in household of Russell M Hough, "United States Census, 1910"

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