Margaret Mary Dunleavy

16 January 1887–21 January 1953 (Age 66)
Kilmovee, County Mayo, Ireland

The Life of Margaret Mary

When Margaret Mary Dunleavy was born on 16 January 1887, in Kilmovee, County Mayo, Ireland, her father, Anthony Dunleavy, was 37 and her mother, Ellen Snee, was 29. She had at least 2 sons and 3 daughters with William F Ward. She died on 21 January 1953, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Evergreen Park, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

William F Ward
Margaret Mary Dunleavy
Francis Ward
Joe Ward
Helen Ward
Mary Ward
John Ward

Spouse and Children



    Francis Ward


    Joe Ward


    Helen Ward


    Mary Ward


    John Ward


Parents and Siblings

    Anthony Dunleavy


    Ellen Snee




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

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.
1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

Age 5

The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 
1905 · The Industrial Workers of the World

Age 18

The Industrial Workers of the World was founded after a convention was held by radical trade unionists from all over the United States who opposed the policies of the American Federation of Labor. The IWW opposed the American Federation of Labor's acceptance of capitalism and its refusal to include unskilled workers in craft unions. The convention took place on June 24 and was referred by the workers as the Industrial Congress or the Industrial Union Convention. The IWW aimed to promote worker solidarity in the revolutionary struggle to overthrow the employing class.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Duinnshléibhe ‘son of Donn Sléibhe’, a personal name composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + sléibhe ‘of the mountain’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret Ward in household of William Ward, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Margaret Ward in household of William F Ward, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Margerite Ward in household of William Ward, "United States Census, 1930"

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