Margaret Matilda Burch

29 December 1855–27 April 1924 (Age 68)
Solsberry, Beech Creek Township, Greene, Indiana, United States

The Life of Margaret Matilda

When Margaret Matilda Burch was born on 29 December 1855, in Solsberry, Beech Creek Township, Greene, Indiana, United States, her father, Hiram Phillip Burch, was 29 and her mother, Selina Woody, was 28. She married Edward Joseph Crane on 4 September 1874. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Ray Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Jefferson Township, Greene, Indiana, United States in 1920. She died on 27 April 1924, in Indian Creek Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Edward Joseph Crane
Margaret Matilda Burch
Marriage: 4 September 1874
John Freulinghausen Crane
Phoebe Ann Crane
Victor Edward Crane
Nathaniel Crane

Spouse and Children

4 September 1874


    John Freulinghausen Crane



    Victor Edward Crane



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World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 1

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 20

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Birch .2 North German: habitational name from any of several places called Burg, in northern Germany originally denoting a fortified town or a fortified residence within a town. The form reflects the north German pronunciation of Burg.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret Burch in household of Hiram T Burch, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Margarett M Whitesitt in household of William H Whitesitt, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Margret M Burch in household of Hiram P Burch, "United States Census, 1860"

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