Margaret Torrence Dias

6 November 1870–11 February 1934 (Age 63)
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Margaret Torrence

Margaret Torrence Dias was born on 6 November 1870, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom as the daughter of Matthew Dias and Elizabeth Dow. She married John Archibald on 16 January 1892, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She immigrated to United States in 1892 and lived in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. She died on 11 February 1934, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

John Archibald
Margaret Torrence Dias
Marriage: 16 January 1892
John Archibald Jr.
David J. Archibald

Spouse and Children

16 January 1892
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Matthew Dias


    Elizabeth Dow




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.

Age 14

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

Portuguese: patronymic from the medieval personal name Didacus (genitive Didaci). Compare Diego . This name is also common in the former Portuguese colony of Goa and elsewhere on the west coast of India, having been taken there by Portuguese settlers.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret Archibald in household of John Archibald, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Margaret Archibald in household of John Archibald, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Margaret I. Dias, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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