Margaret Elizabeth Hansberry

28 January 1870–31 October 1953 (Age 83)
United States

The Life of Margaret Elizabeth

When Margaret Elizabeth Hansberry was born on 28 January 1870, in United States, her father, Michael Hansberry, was 45 and her mother, Trecia Annie Keef, was 34. She married James Martin Higgins on 25 November 1908, in Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 31 October 1953, in Richland, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 83.

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James Martin Higgins
Margaret Elizabeth Hansberry
Marriage: 25 November 1908
Mary M Higgins

Spouse and Children

25 November 1908
Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, United Kingdom


    Mary M Higgins


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 13

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

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: variant spelling of Hansbury .2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Hansberg ( see Hansberger ) or Hansbruch ( see Hansbrough ).

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

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  • Margaret E Hansberry Higgins, "Find A Grave Index"

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