Elizabeth Marian Colgan

5 April 1926–13 February 2007 (Age 80)
Wadhams, St. Clair, Michigan, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Marian

When Elizabeth Marian Colgan was born on 5 April 1926, in Wadhams, St. Clair, Michigan, United States, her father, Eugene Colgan, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Gross, was 19. She married Alvin C. McCallum on 16 June 1945, in St. Clair, St. Clair, Michigan, United States. She lived in Kimball, St. Clair, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died on 13 February 2007, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Alvin C. McCallum
Elizabeth Marian Colgan
Marriage: 16 June 1945

Spouse and Children

16 June 1945
St. Clair, St. Clair, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Eugene Colgan


    Elizabeth Gross





    Eugene Colgan


    Beatrice E Colgan


World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 3

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 22

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: reduced form of McColgan , or an Americanized form of Irish Ó Colgáin ‘descendant of Colga’, a personal name based on colg ‘thorn’, ‘sword’.

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

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  • Elizabeth M Colgan in household of Eugene Colgan, "United States Census, 1930"

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