Margaret Josephine Elliott

1915–1983 (Age 68)
Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Margaret Josephine

When Margaret Josephine Elliott was born on 7 May 1915, in Los Angeles, California, United States, her father, Stephen Rector Elliot, was 28 and her mother, Della Ida Neyland, was 24. She married George Henry Smith on 15 May 1937, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 2 October 1983, in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Margaret Josephine Elliott
George Henry Smith
Marriage: 15 May 1937
Patricia Ann Smith

Spouse & Children

15 May 1937
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States


Parents & Siblings



  • James Edward Elliot


  • Ellen Powers


  • Female1915–1983Female

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 2

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 19

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English personal name, Elyat, Elyt. This represents at least two Old English personal names which have fallen together: the male name Aðelgēat (composed of the elements aðel ‘noble’ + Gēat, a tribal name; see Jocelyn ), and the female personal name Aðelgȳð (composed of the elements aðel ‘noble’ + gȳð ‘battle’). The Middle English name seems also to have absorbed various other personal names of Old English or Continental Germanic origin, as for example Old English Ælfweald ( see Ellwood ).2 English: from a pet form of Ellis .3 Scottish: Anglicized form of the originally distinct Gaelic surname Elloch, Eloth, a topographic name from Gaelic eileach ‘dam’, ‘mound’, ‘bank’. Compare Eliot .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Margaret Elliott in entry for Smith, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Margaret J Elliott in entry for Charles Leroy George and Marjorie Lee Smith, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Geroge Henry Smith, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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