Walter Oswald McMahon

Male10 November 1886–9 April 1966

Brief Life History of Walter Oswald

When Walter Oswald McMahon was born on 10 November 1886, in Pepin, Wisconsin, United States, his father, John McMahon II, was 40 and his mother, Evangeline Cordelia Bowman, was 34. He married Mary Margretta Kirk on 10 July 1918, in Pepin, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Frankfort, Pepin, Wisconsin, United States in 1950. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 9 April 1966, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Durand, Pepin, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Oswald McMahon
1886–1966
Mary Margretta Kirk
1890–1972
Marriage: 10 July 1918
Kenneth Kirk McMahon
1920–2007
George Gilbert McMahon
1921–1989
Earl Edward McMahon
1929–1961

Sources (15)

  • Walter O McMahon, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Walter Oswald Mc Mahon, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • Walter O McMahon, "Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 July 1918Pepin, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 4

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    1890 · Woman's Suffrage

    Age 4

    An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.

    1907 · Not for profit elections

    Age 21

    The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Liam, Kieran, Maeve, Seamus, Brigid, Connor, Dermot, Eamon, Fergus, Grainne, James Patrick.

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Mathghamhna, a patronymic from the byname Mathghamhain literally meaning ‘good calf’, a kenning for ‘bear’. This was the name of two (unrelated) chieftain families in counties Clare (Thomond) and Monaghan (the kingdom of Oriel). See also Mahon 1, and Mahoney . In northern Ireland it is sometimes Anglicized as Matthews , since Matha was the Irish form of the Biblical name (see McMath ). In Scotland Matheson was used to translate both of these surnames.

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

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