Margaret A. Winger

Brief Life History of Margaret A.

When Margaret A. Winger was born on 28 April 1843, in Cranberry Township, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Peter Golicher Gallaugher, was 50 and her mother, Hannah Cypher, was 44. She married Francis Mangel about 1860, in Cranberry, Cranberry Township, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Liberty Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Salamanca, Allegany Indian Reservation, Cattaraugus, New York, United States in 1915. She died on 31 March 1927, in Anaheim, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Loma Vista Memorial Park, Fullerton, Orange, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Mangel
1836–1891
Margaret A. Winger
1843–1927
Marriage: about 1860
Eliza E Mangel
1861–
Elmer Everit Mangel
1862–1917
John Wesley Mangel
1863–1938
Harriet Levine Mangel
1870–1953
Oliver Mangel
1873–
Alice V. Mangel
1879–1955

Sources (12)

  • Maggie Wolford in household of Daniel Wolford, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Maggie Mangel, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Margaret A. Winger Wolford, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1848 · The California Gold Rush

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 

1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.

Name Meaning

English (Essex): from the Middle English personal name Wingar (Old English Winegār, from wine ‘friend’ + gār ‘spear’).

German: habitational name for someone from any of several places in Alsace (now part of France) named Wingen.

Norwegian: variant of Vinger . This surname is also found in Sweden, where it is very rare.

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

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