Margaret Barker Forsyth

18 May 1853–7 May 1943 (Age 89)
Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret

When Margaret Barker Forsyth was born on 18 May 1853, in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Irwin Forsyth, was 36 and her mother, Sarah Freeland Barker, was 37. She married Hyrum Butterley Yates on 24 January 1874, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1910 and World in 1935. She died on 7 May 1943, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hyrum Butterley Yates
Margaret Barker Forsyth
Marriage: 24 January 1874
Sarah Elizabeth Yates
Hyrum Chase Yates
John Irwin Yates
Margaret Jane Yates
Archibald Andrew Yates
George Frank Yates
Carl Hazel Yates

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 January 1874Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1859 · Logan is Founded
    Age 6
    "\""During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \""\""Logan\""\"" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"""
    Age 10
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad
    Age 24
    Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a tanner of leather, from Middle English barkere ‘tanner’, tree bark having been used as the tanning agent.English: occupational name for a shepherd, from Middle English berker, bercher (Old French berchier, bercher, berkier, berker, Late Latin berbicarius, from berbex ‘ram’, genitive berbicis). With the change of -ar- to -er- in Middle English, this became indistinguishable from the preceding name (see 1 above).Americanized form of German Berger or Barger .

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

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    Story Highlight

    short bio of Andrew Barker Forsyth

    Andrew Barker Forsyth 1847 - 1925 Andrew Barker Forsyth was born February 4, 1847 in Port Richmond, Pennsylvania. He was his parents’ only son, although he had five sisters. His parents were Joh …

    Sources (35)

    • Magareth B Yates in household of Hyrum B Yates, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Margaret Foryseth in entry for Carl Hazel Yates and Lydia Larue Burnham, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Margaret B. Yates in entry for Hyrum Butterly Yates, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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