Margaret Rose Lafollet

Brief Life History of Margaret Rose

When Margaret Rose Lafollet was born on 19 December 1918, in Cornelius, Washington, Oregon, United States, her father, Charles Roy LaFollette, was 38 and her mother, Mary Kavanaugh, was 22. She lived in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1930. She died on 7 December 2001, in Mount Vernon, Skagit, Washington, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Jerrold B. 'Jerry' Moorehouse
1914–1998
Margaret Rose Lafollet
1918–2001

Sources (8)

  • Margaret La Follett in household of Mary La Follett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Margaret la Follett, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Margaret Rose Paque in entry for Bertrum Joseph Paque, "Oregon, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

1919 · Seattle General Strike

The Seattle general strike was a five day strike in 1919, where around 65,000 workers began striking for higher wages. This happened two years after WWI  wage controls.

1940

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind gusts came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

Name Meaning

An extremely common given name from the Middle Ages onwards, derived via Old French Marguerite and Latin Margarita from Greek Margarītēs, from margaron ‘pearl’, a word ultimately of Hebrew origin. The name was always understood to mean ‘pearl’ throughout the Middle Ages. The first St Margaret was martyred at Antioch in Pisidia during the persecution instigated by the Emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century. However, there is some doubt about her name, as the same saint is venerated in the Orthodox Church as Marina . There were several other saintly bearers of the name, including St Margaret of Scotland ( d. 1093 ), wife of King Malcolm Canmore and daughter of Edmund Ironside of England. It was also the name of the wife of Henry VI of England, Margaret of Anjou ( 1430–82 ), and of Margaret Tudor ( 1489–1541 ), sister of Henry VIII , who married James IV of Scotland and ruled as regent there after his death. See also Margery , Marjorie .

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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