Margaret "Maggie" Bridget Messitt

1874–1957 (Age 83)
Holmesburg, Lower Dublin Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret "Maggie" Bridget

Margaret "Maggie" Bridget Messitt was born in 1874, in Holmesburg, Lower Dublin Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States as the daughter of Luke Messitt and R. Missett. She married Charles A. Layton on 18 February 1896, in Frankford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Upper Providence Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died in 1957, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Saint Dominic Church Cemetery, Torresdale, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles A. Layton
Margaret "Maggie" Bridget Messitt
Marriage: 18 February 1896
George W. Layton
Charles Augustus Layton
John Joseph Layton
Marion E. Layton
Elsie C Layton
Margaret R Layton
Anna Mae Layton
Edna M. Layton
James J O Layton
Harry Thomas Layton
Robert W. Layton
Gertrude Layton

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  • Marriage
    18 February 1896Frankford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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    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.
    1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad
    Age 3
    Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
    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

    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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    Sources (22)

    • Maggie Missett, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906"
    • B Margaret Layton in household of A Charles Layton, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Margaret Bridget Messitt, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951"

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