Margaret Champagne

9 May 1851–
Monroe, Monroe, Michigan, United States

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Champagne was born on 9 May 1851, in Monroe, Monroe, Michigan, United States, her father, Peter Champagne, was 25 and her mother, Victoria Couture Champagne, was 23. She married Joseph Lyer on 15 February 1879, in Monroe, Monroe, Michigan, United States. She lived in Berlin, Monroe, Michigan, United States in 1860.

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Joseph Lyer
Margaret Champagne
Marriage: 15 February 1879

Spouse and Children

15 February 1879
Monroe, Monroe, Michigan, United States

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World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 3

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 31

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

French: regional name for someone from Champagne, named in Latin as Campania (from campus ‘plain’, ‘flat land’). This is also the name of various villages in France, and in some cases the family name may derive from one of these.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret Champlin in household of Peter Champlin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • 1860 United States Federal Census for Peter Chaniplin
  • Maggie Champagne, "Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995"

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