Margaret J. Beeler

18 November 1872–28 November 1953 (Age 81)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Margaret J.

When Margaret J. Beeler was born on 18 November 1872, in Illinois, United States, her father, William Beeler, was 32 and her mother, Martha Gibbs, was 24. She married Reuben A. Wikoff on 9 October 1889, in Montgomery, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Rural Township, Rock Island, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Litchfield, Montgomery, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 28 November 1953, in United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Cedar Ridge Cemetery, Honey Bend, Montgomery, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reuben A. Wikoff
1867–1958
Margaret J. Beeler
1872–1953
Marriage: 9 October 1889
Blanche Naomi Wikoff
1890–1973
Maude Wikoff
1893–1918
Howard Stanley Wikoff
1895–1973
Gerard L Wikoff
1897–
Marie N. Wikoff
1900–
Glen Wikoff
1901–
Walter R. Wikoff
1902–1973
Bertha Wikoff
1905–1918
Otis B Wikoff
1914–1984

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 October 1889
Montgomery, Illinois, United States
children

(9)

    Female1890–1973Female

    Maude Wikoff

    Female1893–1918Female

    Male1895–1973Male

    Gerard L Wikoff

    Male1897–Male

    Marie N. Wikoff

    Female1900–Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Beeler

    Male1840–Male

    Martha Gibbs

    Female1848–Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 5

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of German Biehler ( see Buehler ).2 Possibly a habitational name for someone from places called Bielen, Bielau, or Biehla, all in eastern Germany, or from Biel in Switzerland. Compare Bieler 3.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Margrette Wikoff in household of Ruben Wikoff, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Margaret Wikoff in household of Reuben Wikoff, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marguette Wikoff in household of Ruben A Wikoff, "United States Census, 1920"

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