Mary Magdalena Katz

27 February 1888–30 July 1964 (Age 76)
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

The Life of Mary Magdalena

When Mary Magdalena Katz was born on 27 February 1888, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, her father, Gottlieb Katz, was 32 and her mother, Ernstine Katz, was 21. She married William Peter McMaster on 15 November 1917, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Ducor, Tulare, California, United States in 1930 and Ducor Judicial Township, Tulare, California, United States in 1940. She died on 30 July 1964, in Tulare, Tulare, California, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Porterville Cemetery, Porterville, Tulare, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Peter McMaster
Mary Magdalena Katz
Marriage: 15 November 1917
William James McMaster
Frank Michael McMaster

Spouse and Children

    William Peter McMaster



15 November 1917
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Gottlieb Katz


    Ernstine Katz





    Fredrick Katz


    Elizabeth Katz


    Sophie Evelyn Katz


World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 3

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.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 20

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (Ashkenazic): acronym from the Hebrew phrase kohen tsedek ‘priest of righteousness’ ( see Cohen ).2 German: nickname from Katz(e) ‘cat’. Compare English Catt .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lena Mcmaster, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lena Katz in household of Gotlet Katz, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lena Mcmaster in household of William Mcmaster, "United States Census, 1920"

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