Margaret Isabel McGovney

22 December 1860–27 January 1868 (Age 7)
Adams, Ohio, United States

The Life of Margaret Isabel

When Margaret Isabel McGovney was born on 22 December 1860, in Adams, Ohio, United States, her father, Thomas McGovney, was 32 and her mother, Sarah Ann McNeil, was 26. She died on 27 January 1868, in her hometown, at the age of 7, and was buried in West Union, Tiffin Township, Adams, Ohio, United States.

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Thomas McGovney
Sarah Ann McNeil
Cora A. McGovney
Mary Jane McGovney
Margaret Isabel McGovney
John Clinton McGovney

Parents and Siblings


    Sarah Ann McNeil




World Events (6)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 3

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.

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

Irish (especially County Cavan): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhuibhne, a patronymic from Duibhne, a personal name from duibhne ‘disagreeable’, ‘ill-going’.

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

Sources (1)

  • Margaret I McGovney, "Find A Grave Index"

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