Margaret Yeager

April 1852–27 December 1923 (Age 71)
Athens, Athens, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret

When Margaret Yeager was born in April 1852, in Athens, Athens, Ohio, United States, her father, John Yeager, was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth McNeely, was 36. She married Charles E. Curtis in April 1874. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in East Oakland Township, Coles, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 27 December 1923, in Oakland, Coles, Illinois, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Fairview, Fairfax, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles E. Curtis
Margaret Yeager
Marriage: April 1874
Lulu May Curtis
about 1877–
John Sherman Curtis
Eva Curtis
Samanthy Ellen Curtis
Alva Curtis
Sylvia Margaret Curtis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    April 1874
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 4
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 19
    In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Jäger (see Jaeger ). Compare Yaeger .

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

    Possible Related Names


    Sources (18)

    • Margarette Yeager in entry for Sylvia Rul Or Reel, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
    • Margaret M Curtis in household of Charles A Curtis, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Margaret Yeager, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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