Margaret S Seward

27 October 1878–7 May 1994 (Age 115)
Rockport, Aransas, Texas, United States

The Life of Margaret S

When Margaret S Seward was born on 27 October 1878, in Rockport, Aransas, Texas, United States, her father, Rufus Henry Seward, was 35 and her mother, Margaret Smith, was 37. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Renn Thomas Skeete. She lived in Justice Precinct 5, Brazoria, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 2, Jefferson, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 7 May 1994, in Radford, Virginia, United States, at the age of 115, and was buried in Fairlawn, Pulaski, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Renn Thomas Skeete
Margaret S Seward
Verne Elizabeth Skeete
Seward Renn Skeete
Charles H Skeete

Spouse and Children



    Verne Elizabeth Skeete


    Seward Renn Skeete


    Charles H Skeete


Parents and Siblings

    Rufus Henry Seward


    Margaret Smith




    Mary E Seward


    William Seward


    Jesse Seward


    Lula Seward


    Frank Seward


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World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 3

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 30

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English personal name representing two originally distinct personal names, Siward and Seward, Old English Sigeweard and Sǣweard, composed of the elements sige ‘victory’ and sǣ ‘sea’ + weard ‘guard’, ‘protect’. They became confused in the late Old English period.2 English: occupational name for a swineherd, from Old English ‘pig’ + hierde ‘herdsman’.3 Irish: when not of English origin (see 1 above) a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Suaird, Ó Suairt, usually Anglicized as Sword .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mattie Skeete in household of Renn Skeete, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Margaret Skeete in household of R T Skeete, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mattie Seward in household of R H Seward, "United States Census, 1880"

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