Maria Ada Quigley

18 August 1894–
St. Clair, Illinois, United States

The Life of Maria Ada

When Maria Ada Quigley was born on 18 August 1894, in St. Clair, Illinois, United States, her father, William P. Quigley, was 26 and her mother, Ada May Folsom, was 25.

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Family Time Line

William P. Quigley
1868–
Ada May Folsom
1869–1904
Jennie Quigley
1890–
Maria Ada Quigley
1894–
Sadie L Quigley
1895–
William M Quigley
1896–
Gladys Quigley
1898–

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World Events (3)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 4

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.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 16

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coigligh ‘descendant of Coigleach’, a byname apparently representing a simplified form of coigealach ‘like a distaff’, ‘untidy person’. This was originally a Mayo name.

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

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  • Maria Ada Quigley, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"

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