Marion Francis Magers

Brief Life History of Marion Francis

When Marion Francis Magers was born on 12 August 1856, in Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States, his father, Riley Majors, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Whitesides, was 29. He lived in Greencastle Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States in 1860. He died on 8 November 1863, in Marshall, Iowa, United States, at the age of 7, and was buried in Timber Creek Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States.

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Riley Majors
Elizabeth Whitesides
William Magers
John Mitchell Magers
Isaac Magers
Marion Francis Magers
Charles Henry Magers
Albert Benjamin Magers
Thomas Edward Magers

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  • Franciso Majors in household of Rudy Majors, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (3)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

German: patronymic from Mager .

English: variant of Majors . This form of the surname is very rare in Britain and Ireland.

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

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