Margaret Elzirah Rawlins

30 April 1848–16 September 1865 (Age 17)
Honey Creek, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret Elzirah

When Margaret Elzirah Rawlins was born on 30 April 1848, in Honey Creek, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Harvey McGalyard Rawlins Sr, was 23 and her mother, Margaret Elzirah Frost, was 18. She married Robert Marion Kerr on 27 March 1863, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 16 September 1865, in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 17.

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Family Time Line

Robert Marion Kerr
Margaret Elzirah Rawlins
Marriage: 27 March 1863
George Kerr
James Harvey Kerr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 March 1863Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (5)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 9
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 15
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Rawlings .

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

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    Harvey McGalyard Rawlins Life history

    Harvey McGalyard Rawlins History taken from his own notes and compiled by Nellie L. Rawlins Harvey McGalyard Rawlins second son and fifth child of names and Jane Sharp Rawlins was born at Apple Cr …

    Sources (10)

    • Margaret A Rollins in household of Harvey M Rollins, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Margaret Rawlins in household of Harvey M Rawlins, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Margaret Kerr in entry for Daniel Kerr, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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