Margaret Sherry

Female1838–8 November 1883

Brief Life History of Margaret

When Margaret Sherry was born in 1838, her father, Patrick Sherry, was 38 and her mother, Catherine Moore, was 37. She died on 8 November 1883, in Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 45.

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Patrick Sherry
Catherine Moore
Mary Arabella Sherry
Margaret Sherry
Margaret Sherry
Maria Sherry

Sources (2)

  • Margaret Sherry Hughes, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Margaret Hughes, "Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920"

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World Events (3)


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Age 25

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 25

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

Irish (Monaghan): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Séartha ‘son of Séartha’, an Irish form of Geoffrey . Compare McSherry 2.

Welsh, English (Shropshire): perhaps a Welsh pronunciation of the Old French personal name Geri, Jery (see Geary ), with [ʃ] for French and Middle English [ʤ], as in Welsh Siôn (see Shown ) for John .

English and Scottish: perhaps a variant of Sherriff , with loss of final -f influenced by the variation between Bayliff and Bailey .

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

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