Margaret 'Maggie' Halpin

Brief Life History of Margaret 'Maggie'

When Margaret 'Maggie' Halpin was born on 16 January 1869, in Strasburg, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, William Henry Halpin, was 21 and her mother, Mary Callaghan, was 22. She married John Theadore Riley on 2 February 1884, in Cathedral of the Madeleine, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900 and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. She died on 11 March 1945, in Goshen, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Original Goshen Pioneer Cemetery, Goshen, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Theadore Riley
1847–1916
Margaret 'Maggie' Halpin
1869–1945
Marriage: 2 February 1884
Katherine Sophia Riley
1885–1971
Mary Riley
1888–1918
William Thomas Riley
1891–1962
Jennie Riley
1892–1918
John Theodore Riley Jr
1895–1969
Edward Albert Riley
1898–1952
Susan Marguerite Riley
1901–1969
Anna Patricia Riley
1903–1982
Madeleine Riley
1908–1988

Sources (24)

  • Margaret Riley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Margret Halpin Riley, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Maggie Riley in entry for Edward Albert Riley, "Utah, Utah County Records, 1850-1962"

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

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.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Dermot, Eamon, Declan, Kieran, Murphy, Senan.

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAilpín ‘descendant of Alpín’, an old personal name, which MacLysaght and Woulfe link etymologically with alp ‘lump’. Compare McAlpine .

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

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Margaret (Maggie) Halpin Riley - Written by John Edward Riley

Margaret (Maggie) Halpin Riley Born 16 Jan 1869 Where: Strasburg, Lancaster, Pennsylvania USA John Theodore Riley met Maggie while staying and working with her father on the railroad Married a …

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