Mattie Heki

28 December 1878–23 August 1890 (Age 11)
Eddyville, Wapello, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mattie

When Mattie Heki was born on 28 December 1878, in Eddyville, Wapello, Iowa, United States, her father, Bryant Balser Heki, was 30 and her mother, Lydia Alice Florer, was 27. She lived in Des Moines Township, Mahaska, Iowa, United States in 1880. She died on 23 August 1890, at the age of 11, and was buried in Eddyville Cemetery, Eddyville, Mahaska, Iowa, United States.

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Bryant Balser Heki
Lydia Alice Florer
Clarence Francis 'Duke' Heki
Bryant B Heki
Cora Leona Heki
Mattie Heki
Ida Alice Heki
Rosa May Heki
James Fredrick Heki

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World Events (7)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 6

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.

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)

  • Mattie Heke in household of Bryant B Heke, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mattie Heki, "Iowa, Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990"
  • Mattie Heki, "Find A Grave Index"

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