Margaret Gilboy

8 October 1895–14 August 1986 (Age 90)
Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Gilboy was born on 8 October 1895, in Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Anthony Gilboy, was 27 and her mother, Sabina Crean, was 27. She died on 14 August 1986, in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Anthony Gilboy
Sabina Crean
Margaret Gilboy
Mary Gilboy
William Gilboy
James A. Gilboy, Sr.
Joseph Gilboy
Patrick Gilboy
Cecilia Gilboy
Francis Gilboy

Parents and Siblings

    Anthony Gilboy






    Mary Gilboy


    William Gilboy



    Joseph Gilboy


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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 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

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.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 24

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Irish:1. reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Giolla Bhuidhe ‘descendant of the yellow-haired (buidhe) servant’. This is a Connacht surname, sometimes replaced with Scottish Ogilvie . 2. adoption of the English habitational name Gilby , from a place in Lincolnshire, so named from the Old Norse personal name Gilli, which is abstracted from the various Irish personal names containing Gaelic giolla ‘servant’ + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret Gilboy in household of Anthony Gilboy, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Margaret Gilboy in household of Anthony Gilboy, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Maggie Gilboy, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"

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