Margaret Elizabeth Walden

14 April 1877–4 November 1950 (Age 73)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of Margaret Elizabeth

When Margaret Elizabeth Walden was born on 14 April 1877, in Arkansas, United States, her father, Jeremiah Fletcher Walden, was 31 and her mother, Louisa Ann Carter, was 28. She married John Simpson Abercrombie on 9 July 1899, in Polk, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Vandervoort, Polk, Arkansas, United States in 1899 and McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. She died on 4 November 1950, in Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Simpson Abercrombie
Margaret Elizabeth Walden
Marriage: 9 July 1899
Lula Emma Lee Abercrombie
Bertie Abercrombie
Elberta Abercrombie
John Otis Abercrombie
Gladys Marie Abercrombie
Annie Bell Abercrombie
Olan Oscar Abercrombie

Spouse and Children

9 July 1899
Polk, Arkansas, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jeremiah Fletcher Walden


    Louisa Ann Carter




    Nancy Emeline Walden


    James Albert Walden


    George Washington Walden



    Felix Oscar Walden


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

Age 6

The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

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

English: habitational name from any of the places, in Essex, Hertfordshire, and North Yorkshire, named Walden, from Old English w(e)alh ‘foreigner’, ‘Briton’, ‘serf’ ( see Wallace ) + denu ‘valley’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margarette E Waldon in household of J M Waldon, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Margary Abercrombie in household of John Abercrombie, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Margaret Abercrombie in household of John S Abercrombie, "United States Census, 1920"

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