Margaret Conner

11 March 1838–22 January 1883 (Age 44)
Indiana, United States

The Life 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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Family Time Line

William James Cain
1832–1904
Margaret Conner
1838–1883
Marriage: 5 October 1855
Samantha J Cain
1858–
George William Cain
1859–1918
Nelson Ezra Cain
1865–1947
Sarah Roselinda Cain
1868–1947
Phebe Ellen Cain
1870–1892
Esther Emma Cain
1872–1879

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 October 1855
children

(6)

    Samantha J Cain

    Female1858–Female

    George William Cain

    Male1859–1918Male

    Male1865–1947Male

    Female1868–1947Female

    Phebe Ellen Cain

    Female1870–1892Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    William Elijah Conner Sr.

    Male1806–1882Male

    Female1812–1873Female

siblings

(11)

    Nancy Conner

    Female1831–1894Female

    George Conner

    Male1834–Male

    Matthew Conner

    Male1835–1911Male

    Female1838–1883Female

    Phoebe Conner

    Female1839–1908Female

+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.
1846

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

1 Irish: variant spelling of Connor , now common in Scotland.2 English: occupational name for an inspector of weights and measures, 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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Sources (3)

  • Margaret Conner in household of William Conner, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Margeret Cain in household of Wm J Cain, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Margaret Cain in household of William J Cain, "United States Census, 1880"

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