Margaret Lavina White

24 April 1846–25 March 1930 (Age 83)
Eddyville, Columbia Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States

The Life of Margaret Lavina

When Margaret Lavina White was born on 24 April 1846, in Eddyville, Columbia Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States, her father, Joseph Davis White, was 33 and her mother, Keziah Jane Moore, was 25. She married Lott Corn McDonough on 6 February 1873, in Mahaska, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Madison Township, Mahaska, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Garfield Township, Mahaska, Iowa, United States in 1925. She died on 25 March 1930, in Lacey, Mahaska, Iowa, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Lott Corn McDonough
Margaret Lavina White
Marriage: 6 February 1873
Eva Jane McDonough
John Noble McDonough
Clara Maude McDonough
Jesse Grant McDonough
Chester Carl McDonough
Belva Mae McDonough
Ruby Irene McDonough

Spouse and Children

6 February 1873
Mahaska, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1847 · The Great Seal of the State of Iowa is made

Age 1

The Great Seal of the State of Iowa was created in 1847 and depicts a soldier standing in a wheat field surrounded by symbols including farming, mining, and transportation with the Mississippi River in the background. An eagle overhead bears the state motto.

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 22

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: from Middle English whit ‘white’, hence a nickname for someone with white hair or an unnaturally pale complexion. In some cases it represents a Middle English personal name, from an Old English byname, Hwīt(a), of this origin. As a Scottish and Irish surname it has been widely used as a translation of the many Gaelic names based on bán ‘white’ ( see Bain 1) or fionn ‘fair’ ( see Finn 1). There has also been some confusion with Wight .2 Translated form of cognate and equivalent names in other languages, such as German Weiss , French Blanc , Polish Białas ( see Bialas ), etc.

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

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Sources (3)

  • S C McDonough, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Margaret L Mcdonough, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Margaret White in household of J D White, "United States Census, 1870"

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