Margaret Mae Roderick

3 September 1900–2 October 1989 (Age 89)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Margaret Mae

When Margaret Mae Roderick was born on 3 September 1900, in Illinois, United States, her father, John William Roderick, was 25 and her mother, Lottie Jane Neikirk, was 23. She married Lester Shiley Messner on 12 June 1919, in Lanark, Carroll, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States in 1930 and Dixon, Lee, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 2 October 1989, in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Lester Shiley Messner
Margaret Mae Roderick
Marriage: 12 June 1919
Phyllis Lavonne Messner
Dorothy Marie Messner

Spouse and Children

12 June 1919
Lanark, Carroll, Illinois, United States


    Phyllis Lavonne Messner


    Dorothy Marie Messner


Parents and Siblings



    Von Ceil Roderick



    Vivian E Roderick


    Ned Edward Roderick


World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Age 9

Historical Boundaries: 1909: Palm Beach, Florida, United States
1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 25

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women

Name Meaning

1 English: from the personal name Hrōdrīc, composed of hrōd ‘renown’ + rīc ‘power(ful)’, Old Norse form Hroþrekr. This name was in use among the Normans in the form Rodric, but was not frequent in the medieval period.2 Welsh: Anglicized form of the personal name Rhydderch, originally a byname meaning ‘reddish brown’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret Messner in household of John Roderick, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Maggie Roderick in household of John Roderick, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Margret Messner in household of Lester Messner, "United States Census, 1940"

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