Marian C Gavagan

12 February 1892–3 November 1974 (Age 82)
Hillsdale, Michigan, United States

The Life of Marian C

When Marian C Gavagan was born on 12 February 1892, in Hillsdale, Michigan, United States, her father, Andrew Gavagan, was 45 and her mother, Bridget Bourke, was 40. She married Daniel Cornelius Riley on 23 June 1920, in Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States. She lived in Fayette Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. She died on 3 November 1974, in Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States.

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Daniel Cornelius Riley
Marian C Gavagan
Marriage: 23 June 1920

Spouse and Children

23 June 1920
Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Andrew Gavagan


    Bridget Bourke




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 11

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Gavigan .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marian C Ryley in household of Danial C Ryley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Marian Riley in household of Daniel Riley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marion C. Clifford, "Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925"

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