Margaret Melissa Bagley

24 June 1852–14 December 1944 (Age 92)
Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret Melissa

When Margaret Melissa Bagley was born on 24 June 1852, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Daniel Bagley, was 23 and her mother, Mary Belt Wood, was 19. She married Thomas Emmett Flanigan on 25 July 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Election Precinct 2 Cortez, Montezuma, Colorado, United States in 1910 and Redmesa, La Plata, Colorado, United States in 1930. She died on 14 December 1944, in Durango, La Plata, Colorado, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Marvel Cemetery, Marvel, La Plata, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Emmett Flanigan
Margaret Melissa Bagley
Marriage: 25 July 1868
James H Flannigan
Thomas Emmett Flanigan Junior
Rachel Maud Flanigan
Joseph Daniel Bagley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 July 1868Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 5
    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.
    1861 · Denver Becomes a City
    Age 9
    In 1861, Denver City was incorporated into the territory as an official city.
    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 24
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Baguley in Cheshire or from any of several places called Bagley, in Devon, Gloucestershire, Shropshire, Somerset, and Yorkshire. These get their names either from the Old English personal name Bacga + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’ or from an unattested Old English word, bagga, for a ‘bag-shaped’ object or creature + lēah.

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

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    Sources (19)

    • Melissa Bagley in entry for James Stinson, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
    • Melissa Stinson in household of James Stinson, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Margaret Melissa Bagley, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"

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