Margaret Elizabeth Sullivan

11 April 1897–16 September 1994 (Age 97)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Margaret Elizabeth

When Margaret Elizabeth Sullivan was born on 11 April 1897, in Iowa, United States, her father, Ira Franklin Sullivan, was 29 and her mother, Cora Pollock, was 23. She married Homer Leroy Rodgers on 27 February 1915, in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Center Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Liberty Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 16 September 1994, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 97.

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Family Time Line

Homer Leroy Rodgers
Margaret Elizabeth Sullivan
Marriage: 27 February 1915
Mildred Louise Rodgers
Hollis Deane Rodgers

Spouse and Children

27 February 1915
Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, United States


    Mildred Louise Rodgers


    Hollis Deane Rodgers


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 16

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 26

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Sullivan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Súileabháin ‘descendant of Súileabhán’, a personal name composed of the elements súil ‘eye’ + dubh ‘black’, ‘dark’ + the diminutive suffix -án.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margret Sullivan in household of Frank Sullivan, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Margaret E Sullivan in household of Frank Sullivan, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Margaret Rodgers in household of Homer Rodgers, "United States Census, 1920"

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