Margaret Downey

May 1889–
Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Downey was born in May 1889, in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States, her father, Patrick Henry Downey, was 43 and her mother, Catherine Dillon, was 36. She married William Harrison Mock in 1907, in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States.

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William Harrison Mock
Margaret Downey
Marriage: 1907

Spouse and Children

Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States

Parents and Siblings



    John Downey




    Catherine S. Downey


    Charles H Downey


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Montana's First Hydroelectric Dam

Age 1

Black Eagle Dam located in Great Falls, Montana was created in 1890. This was the first hydroelectric dam in the state of Montana.

Age 31

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dúnadhaigh ‘descendant of Dúnadhach’, a personal name meaning ‘fortress-holder’ (from dún ‘fortress’, ‘fortified hill’).2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maol Dhomhnaigh, or of Mac Giolla Dhomnaigh ( see Maloney ).3 Scottish: habitational name from the Scottish barony of Downie or Duny in the parish of Monikie in Angus (on Tayside), named from Gaelic dùn ‘hill’ + the locative suffix -ach.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret Hogan in household of Catharine Downey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Maggie Downey in household of Patrick H Downey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Maggie Downey, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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