Margaret Conner

Female11 March 1838–22 January 1883

Brief Life History of Margaret

When Margaret Conner was born on 11 March 1838, in Indiana, United States, her father, William Elijah Conner Sr., was 31 and her mother, Sarah McCoy, was 26. She married William James Cain on 5 October 1855. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Spring Grove, Green, Wisconsin, United States in 1850. She died on 22 January 1883, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 44.

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William James Cain
Margaret Conner
Marriage: 5 October 1855
Samantha J Cain
George William Cain
Nelson Ezra Cain
Sarah Roselinda Cain
Phebe Ellen Cain
Esther Emma Cain

Sources (12)

  • Margaret Conner in household of William Conner, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Margereth Conner, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Margaret Connor in entry for George William Cain, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 October 1855
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

    Age 3

    The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.


    Age 8

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1851 · Constitution of 1851

    Age 13

    Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: variant of Connor .

    English: occupational name for an examiner or inspector, especially of ale, from Middle English connere, cunnere ‘inspector’, an agent derivative of cun(nen) ‘to examine’.

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

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