Margaret McNiel

14 June 1841–26 June 1869 (Age 28)
Easthouses, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Margaret

When Margaret McNiel was born on 14 June 1841, in Easthouses, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Archibald McNeill, was 24 and her mother, Agnes Brown, was 26. She married James Houston on 8 February 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She died on 26 June 1869, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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James Houston
Margaret McNiel
Marriage: 8 February 1857

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 February 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1843 · The Disruption in the Church of Scotland
    Age 2
    The Disruption of 1843 was a division within the Church of Scotland, which 474 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away from the Church to form the Free Church of Scotland. They didn’t reject the principles of the Church of Scotland but were trying to establish a purer version of the Church without the King or Parliament being its head. It had huge effects not only within the Church of Scotland, but also with Scottish civic life.
    Age 9
    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: variant of McNeil .

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

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    Sources (3)

    • Margaret Mcneil, "Find A Grave Index"
    • Margaret McNeill, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"
    • Scottish Church Records 1819-1855

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