Margaret Graham

31 January 1836–14 February 1917 (Age 81)
Laurel, Newlin Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret

When Margaret Graham was born on 31 January 1836, in Laurel, Newlin Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, James Graham, was 31 and her mother, Mary Ann Butler, was 31. She married Jason Reid Luce on 28 August 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She immigrated to Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States in 1850 and lived in Bryan, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States in 1870 and Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States for about 20 years. She died on 14 February 1917, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Hillside, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jason Reid Luce
Margaret Graham
Marriage: 28 August 1857
Mary Elizabeth Luce
Margaret Emma Luce
Jason Reid Luce Jr.
Stephen James Luce
John Martin Luce
Alice Luce

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World Events (8)

1837 · Chicago grows to a City
Age 1
Chicago switched over from a town to a city after many people sailed into the port there or traveled by foot to the fast growing area.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
Age 3
By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg
Age 27
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.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from Grantham in Lincolnshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Graham (as well as Grantham, Grandham, and Granham). See also Grantham .

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

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Story Highlight

Margaret Graham at the time of the Prophets Martyrdom

Margaret Graham daughter of James Graham, half sister to my Grandfather William Benona Graham, was waiting table in a Carthage, Illinois when a group of men came in, seated themselves around the t …

Sources (21)

  • Margaret Lewis in household of Jason R Lewis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Margret Lewis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Margaret Lewis, "United States Census, 1880"

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