Margaret Catherine Furlong

3 September 1895–15 April 1969 (Age 73)
Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret Catherine

When Margaret Catherine Furlong was born on 3 September 1895, in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States, her father, Timothy Furlong, was 46 and her mother, Ann Elizabeth (Bessie) Convery, was 38. She had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with William John Confoy. She lived in Mercer, New Jersey, United States in 1900. She died on 15 April 1969, in Riviera Beach, Palm Beach, Florida, United States, at the age of 73.

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William John Confoy
Margaret Catherine Furlong
William Confoy
Margaret Mary Confoy
Robert Confoy
Timothy Joseph Confoy

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 1
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.
1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War
Age 3
Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.
Age 21
"During a deadly heat wave, thousands of residents were at the seaside resorts of Jersey Shore. Between July 1 and July 2 of 1916, five different people were attacked by sharks, and four of them ultimately died. Scientific knowledge about sharks was limited at this time, so these tragic incidents started a wave of ""shark panic"" that was spread by telephone calls, letters, newspapers, and other media."

Name Meaning

1 English and Irish: apparently a topographic name from Middle English furlong ‘length of a field’ (from Old English furh ‘furrow’ + lang ‘long’), the technical term for the block of strips owned by several different persons which formed the unit of cultivation in the medieval open-field system of farming, or a habitational name from a minor place named with this word, such as Furlong in Devon or Shropshire. The surname is now chiefly common in Ireland, where a family of this name settled at the end of the 13th century.2 Possibly an Americanized form of French Ferland .

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

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Sources (4)

  • Margaret Furlong in household of Timothy Furlong, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Margaret Confoy in household of William Confoy, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Margaret C Furlong in household of Timothy Furlong, "United States Census, 1920"

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