Margaret Josephine "Josie" Elliott

1874–1946 (Age 71)
Marshall, Saline, Missouri, United States

The Life of Margaret Josephine "Josie"

When Margaret Josephine "Josie" Elliott was born on 29 September 1874, in Marshall, Saline, Missouri, United States, her father, Joseph Patrick Elliott, was 36 and her mother, Mary Theretta Ross, was 35. She married Frank Withers Taylor on 29 September 1896. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Marshall Township, Saline, Missouri, United States in 1910 and La Habra, Orange, California, United States in 1920. She died on 28 February 1946, in Alhambra, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 71.

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Margaret Josephine "Josie" Elliott
Frank Withers Taylor
Marriage: 29 September 1896
Theretta Taylor
Frankie May Taylor
Josephine Taylor

Spouse & Children

29 September 1896


  • Female1898–1989Female

  • Frankie May Taylor


  • Josephine Taylor


Parents & Siblings

  • Joseph Patrick Elliott


  • Mary Theretta Ross




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 17

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English personal name, Elyat, Elyt. This represents at least two Old English personal names which have fallen together: the male name Aðelgēat (composed of the elements aðel ‘noble’ + Gēat, a tribal name; see Jocelyn ), and the female personal name Aðelgȳð (composed of the elements aðel ‘noble’ + gȳð ‘battle’). The Middle English name seems also to have absorbed various other personal names of Old English or Continental Germanic origin, as for example Old English Ælfweald ( see Ellwood ).2 English: from a pet form of Ellis .3 Scottish: Anglicized form of the originally distinct Gaelic surname Elloch, Eloth, a topographic name from Gaelic eileach ‘dam’, ‘mound’, ‘bank’. Compare Eliot .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Josie E Taylor in household of Frank W Taylor, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Josephine Taylor in household of Frank W Taylor, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Josie Elliott in entry for Alfred Clark Catland and Theretta Taylor, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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