Mary Katherine Traver

6 November 1912–10 February 1990 (Age 77)
Ayrshire, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mary Katherine

When Mary Katherine Traver was born on 6 November 1912, in Ayrshire, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States, her father, Frank Grover Traver, was 36 and her mother, Ona Mae Betts, was 28. She had at least 1 son with Edward J. Wieters. She lived in Hinckley, Pine, Minnesota, United States in 1920. She died on 10 February 1990, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Park Lawn Cemetery, The Dalles, Wasco, Oregon, United States.

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Edward J. Wieters
Mary Katherine Traver
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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 1

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.
1933 · The Browns Valley Man

Age 21

Just like the Minnesota Woman, The Browns Valley Man are deemed the oldest human remains found in Minnesota. They were found by W. H. Jenson, while he was laying gravel for his driveway, in the Traverse gap in western Minnesota. The remains are believed to be around 9,000 years old.

Name Meaning

1 French: variant of Travers .2 Catalan: habitational name from any of the minor places called with Traver, mainly in La Garrotxa and L’Empordà districts but also in other areas.

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

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Sources (3)

  • M Catherine Traver in household of Frank G Traver, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Traver, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • Mary K Wieters, "Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998"

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