Margaret Katherine Schlough

11 July 1878–19 February 1954 (Age 75)
Dodgeville, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Margaret Katherine

When Margaret Katherine Schlough was born on 11 July 1878, in Dodgeville, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Jury Schlough, was 27 and her mother, Margaret Richards, was 21. She married William Carlos Meigs on 27 May 1897, in Arena, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Arena, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States for about 5 years and Baker, Fallon, Montana, United States in 1920. She died on 19 February 1954, in Mazomanie, Dane, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Mazomanie, Dane, Wisconsin, United States.

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William Carlos Meigs
Margaret Katherine Schlough
Marriage: 27 May 1897
Elsie Mary Meigs
Mattie Meigs
Walter Scott Meigs
Wesley Carol Meigs
Evelyn Sarah Meigs
Brownson Meigs
William Meigs
John Jury Meigs
Margaret Meigs
Minnie M Meigs
Charles George Meigs
Harold Clifford Meigs
Hazel Inez Meigs

Spouse and Children

27 May 1897
Arena, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States



    Walter Scott Meigs



    Mattie Meigs


    Evelyn Sarah Meigs


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jury Schlough


    Margaret Richards




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 5

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Schlauch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margarette Maigs in household of William C Maigs, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Margarette Meigs, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Margaret K Meigs, "United States Census, 1940"

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