Margaret J Moynagh

Brief Life History of Margaret J

Margaret J Moynagh was born on 24 February 1870, in Prince Edward Island, Canada as the daughter of Partrick Moynagh and Jane McCarver. She married Francis A "Frank" Colby on 24 February 1897, in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. She died on 10 July 1949, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Southfield, Oakland, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis A "Frank" Colby
1873–1925
Margaret J Moynagh
1870–1949
Marriage: 24 February 1897
Herbert Augustine Colby Sr
1898–1953
Frances Jane Colby
1903–1987

Sources (10)

  • Margaret Colby in household of Frank Colby, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Maggie J. Miner, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Margaret Colby, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

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Name Meaning

An extremely common given name from the Middle Ages onwards, derived via Old French Marguerite and Latin Margarita from Greek Margarītēs, from margaron ‘pearl’, a word ultimately of Hebrew origin. The name was always understood to mean ‘pearl’ throughout the Middle Ages. The first St Margaret was martyred at Antioch in Pisidia during the persecution instigated by the Emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century. However, there is some doubt about her name, as the same saint is venerated in the Orthodox Church as Marina . There were several other saintly bearers of the name, including St Margaret of Scotland ( d. 1093 ), wife of King Malcolm Canmore and daughter of Edmund Ironside of England. It was also the name of the wife of Henry VI of England, Margaret of Anjou ( 1430–82 ), and of Margaret Tudor ( 1489–1541 ), sister of Henry VIII , who married James IV of Scotland and ruled as regent there after his death. See also Margery , Marjorie .

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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