Margaret B Ragsdale

1842–18 January 1871 (Age 29)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of Margaret B

Margaret B Ragsdale was born in 1842, in Arkansas, United States. She died on 18 January 1871, in Franklin, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 29.

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World Events (3)

1846

Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861

Age 19

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.
1863

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Apparently an English habitational name from Ragdale in Leicestershire, which is probably named from Old English hraca ‘gully’, ‘narrow pass’ + dæl ‘valley’, ‘dale’.

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

Sources (1)

  • Margaret Duncan in household of James Duncan, "United States Census, 1870"

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