Mary Viola Heiser

16 December 1859–7 February 1932 (Age 72)
Lena, Stephenson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Viola

When Mary Viola Heiser was born on 16 December 1859, in Lena, Stephenson, Illinois, United States, her father, David Heiser Sr., was 36 and her mother, Sabrina Jane Perkins, was 28. She married Wilber Jerod POWERS on 6 January 1887, in Caldwell, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 5, Matagorda, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 3, Matagorda, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 7 February 1932, in Palacios, Matagorda, Texas, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Wilber Jerod POWERS
Mary Viola Heiser
Marriage: 6 January 1887
May Powers
Emma Blanche Powers
Frank Jerod Powers

Spouse and Children

    Wilber Jerod POWERS



6 January 1887
Caldwell, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings

    David Heiser Sr.


    Sabrina Jane Perkins




World Events (8)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 2

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 22

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

Name Meaning

1 South German and Austrian: variant of Häuser ( see Hauser ).2 nickname for a person with a rasping voice, from Middle High German heiser ‘hoarse’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary D Powers in household of Wilbur J Powers, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Powers in household of Wilbur J Powers, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary V Powers in household of Wilber J Powers, "United States Census, 1920"

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