Agnes McNeil

22 May 1853–4 July 1934 (Age 81)
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Agnes

When Agnes McNeil was born on 22 May 1853, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, William McNeil, was 27 and her mother, Mary Blackie, was 25. She had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with George Smith. She lived in Oak Park, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1934. She died on 4 July 1934, at the age of 81, and was buried in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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George Smith
Agnes McNeil
Nellie Smith
Charles Smith
Edith Gertrude Smith
Charles Ada Smith

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Parents and Siblings

    William McNeil


    Mary Blackie




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World Events (8)

1855 · Lager Beer Riot

Age 2

The Lager Beer Riot came at a time in Chicago's history where large waves of Irish and German immigrants moved to the city. The Riot was started because the Mayor of the city renewed enforcement of an old liquor ordinance mandating that taverns be closed on Sundays and to raise the cost of a license to sell liquor from $50 to $300 each year. This didn't sit well with the German immigrants because they felt like it was directed towards them and their heritage. There was only one death throughout the time of the riot, though protesters claimed that it was more.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 22

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Néill, a patronymic from the personal name Niall (genitive Néill), thought to mean ‘champion’ ( see Neill ). In Scotland MacNeills are associated with Barra and Gigha in the Hebrides; some of them went to Antrim and Derry in Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Agnes Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Agnes Smith in household of George Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Agnes Smith in household of George Smith, "United States Census, 1900"

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