Viola Mashburn

29 September 1886–4 July 1971 (Age 84)
Saint Clair, Elmore, Alabama, United States

The Life of Viola

When Viola Mashburn was born on 29 September 1886, in Saint Clair, Elmore, Alabama, United States, her father, William Griffin Mashburn, was 27 and her mother, Martha Ann Turner, was 24. She married William "Bill" Risener in 1901, in Etowah, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Branchville, St. Clair, Alabama, United States in 1910 and Ashville, St. Clair, Alabama, United States in 1920. She died on 4 July 1971, at the age of 84, and was buried in Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States.

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William "Bill" Risener
Viola Mashburn
Marriage: 1901
Berta Mae "Bertha" Risener
Margie Elberta Risener

Spouse and Children

    William "Bill" Risener



Etowah, Alabama, United States


    Berta Mae "Bertha" Risener


    Margie Elberta Risener


Parents and Siblings



+14 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 5

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 23

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Marshburn .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Viola Thacker in household of William M Thacker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Viola Risener in household of Will Risener, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Viola Thacker in household of William Thacker, "United States Census, 1930"

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