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The Genealogy of the Donaker Family
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Alice Viola Donaker
b. May 1860, d. 1955
Last Edited=30 Mar 2005

Appears on charts:
Descendant Chart for John Wilson

     Alice Viola Donaker was born in May 1860 in Millersburg, Iowa County, Iowa, USA. She was the daughter of Jacob E. Donaker and Margaret Catherine Hardesty.1 Viola, age 1 month, was enumerated in the household of her parents on the 1860 Federal Census in English Township, Iowa County, Iowa, USA.2 Follow the link to see the census image. Alice also went by the name of Viola. Viola, age 12, was enumerated in the household of her parents on the 1870 Federal Census in English Township. No one on this page is listed as attending school.3 Follow the link to see the census image. Viola, age 20, was enumerated in the household of her parents on the 1880 Federal Census in Millersburg.1 Viola worked as a school teacher. Follow the link to see the census image.
          Alice married George Wharton Wilson, son of William Wilson and Martha Ann Wharton, on 5 April 1883 in Calhoun County, Iowa, USA.4 He was 26 years old; she was 23 years old.5 Alice and George had three children. One daughter (not named) was born 8 Jun 1884 and died later the same year. Two children lived to adulthood. These children are Gail W. and Margaret C..4 Viola, age 24, was enumerated in the household of her parents on the 1885 Iowa State Census at (Township 88, Range 33, Twin Lakes) in Rockwell, Calhoun County, USA. She is living with her husband, George, age 27.6 Viola and Gail reportedly appeared on the 1895 census in Lohnville, Calhoun County, Iowa, USA. George Wilson (Alice's husband and Gail's father) was not enumerated with them. I still need to verify this census record.7
          George, age 57, and Viola, age 60, were enumerated on the 1900 Federal Census in Twin Lakes, Calhoun County, Iowa, USA. Also enumerated in this household were their children: Gail (age 12), and Margaret (age 2). Also living with them are 12 borders (I've not included them in this database). They rent their dwelling.8 Follow the link to see the census image.
          George, age 61, and Viola, age 57, were enumerated on the 1920 Federal Census in Seffner, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA. They own their farm without a mortgage.9 Follow the link to see the census image.
          George, age 73, and Viola, age 69, were enumerated on the 1930 Federal Census in Precinct 61, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA. They own their farm.5
          George died on 11 August 1939, leaving Viola a widow.10 In 1940, Alice was living in Seffner.4 At the time of her death, Viola lived in Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida, USA.4 Viola died in 1955 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA.10 She was about 95 old. She and George were buried at Rose Hill Cemetery in Rockwell Center, Calhoun County, Iowa, USA.4

Children of Alice Viola Donaker and George Wharton Wilson
Gail W. Wilson+ b. 18 Jul 1887
Margaret C. Wilson b. Feb 1897

Citations

  1. [S293] Iowa. Iowa County. 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule. Micropublication T9, roll 345. Washington: National Archives.
  2. [S964] Iowa. Iowa County. 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule. Micropublication M653, roll 325. Washington: National Archives.
  3. [S961] Iowa. Iowa County. 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule. Micropublication M593, roll 396. Washington: National Archives.
  4. [S852] Donaker, John. "Iowadon". Compiled 27 Feb 2004. Email <e-mail address>.
  5. [S893] Florida. Hillsborough County. 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule. Micropublication T626, roll 324. Washington: National Archives.
  6. [S691] Iowa. Calhoun County. 1885 Iowa Census Transcription, population schedule. Viewed on Ancestory.com January 9, 2003. The FHL film number that the transcription was taken from is #1021448. I have not yet checked the FHL film.
  7. [S823] Yungclas, Ted and Linda Kracke. "Descendants of John Wilson". Compiled October 2003. Connecticut.
  8. [S912] Iowa. Calhoun County. 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule. Micropublication T623, roll 421. Washington: National Archives.
  9. [S908] Florida. Hillsborough County. 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule. Micropublication T625, roll 222. Washington: National Archives.
  10. [S1235] Florida. Department of Health. State Wide Death Index.


         

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