Margaret Thresa Morris

Brief Life History of Margaret Thresa Morris

When Margaret Thresa Morris was born on 24 September 1899, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, her father, Joseph Adolph Merkle, was 39 and her mother, Susanna Paulin, was 37. She had at least 2 sons and 3 daughters with William James Grennan. She died on 25 February 1962, in her hometown, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

William James Grennan
1895–1977
Margaret Thresa Morris
1899–1962
James Bernard Grennan
1922–1960
William Edward Grennan
1923–1995
Patricia Marie Grennan
1926–1999
Joan F. Grennan
1933–1961
Margaret Therese Grennan
1935–2003

Sources (2)

  • Margaret Morris in entry for James Bernard Grennan, "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1949"
  • Margaret T Morris in entry for Margaret Therese Walrath, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1900 · The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

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1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

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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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