Emma Jane McGregor

Female12 April 1873–19 November 1963

Brief Life History of Emma Jane

When Emma Jane McGregor was born on 12 April 1873, in Wyebridge, Tiny, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, her father, Allan McGregor, was 27 and her mother, Ann Jane Tripp, was 22. She married Horatio Pope Hendershot on 16 December 1893, in Bad Axe, Huron, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Verona Township, Huron, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Verona, Huron, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 19 November 1963, in Alma, Gratiot, Michigan, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Alma, Gratiot, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Horatio Pope Hendershot
Emma Jane McGregor
Marriage: 16 December 1893
Edwin Hendershot
Anna Hendershot
Allan Hendershot
Viola Hendershot
Clarence Arthur Hendershot
Alexander L. Hendershot
Merrel Hendershot

Sources (20)

  • Emma Hendershot in household of Horatio Hendershot, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Emma Mcgregor, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Emma J. McGregor Hendershot, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 December 1893Bad Axe, Huron, Michigan, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 2

    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.

    1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

    Age 6

    After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 25

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Griogair or Mac Greagair ‘son of Griogar’, Gaelic form of the personal name Gregory . Compare Grierson .

    History: The Scottish Highland clan McGregor claims descent from the king of Picts and Scots Kenneth MacAlpin (Cináed mac Ailpín; 810–858 AD ). The origins of the clan are unclear. In the 13th century it was established on lands on the shores of Loch Awe and already in conflict with its neighbors of Clan Campbell. By the 16th century the McGregors had retreated deep into Glen Strae and acquired the nickname ‘Children of the Mist’. In 1603 the clan was abolished by royal edict and many members of the clan changed their surname. A year later, the chief of Clan McGregor and eleven of his followers were hanged in Edinburgh. Despite the proscription, the clan survived and supported the king in the Scottish Civil War (1644–51). The exploits of the Jacobite leader Rob Roy McGregor (1671–1734) were romanticized in a novel by Sir Walter Scott. The proscription was eventually repealed in 1774.

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

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