Margaret Ruth Skaggs

15 February 1928–21 April 1996 (Age 68)
Rolling Fork, Sharkey, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Margaret Ruth

When Margaret Ruth Skaggs was born on 15 February 1928, in Rolling Fork, Sharkey, Mississippi, United States, her father, William Closkie Skaggs, was 34 and her mother, Lorena Rena Walker, was 29. She married Talmadge E. Oldham on 23 April 1952. She died on 21 April 1996, at the age of 68, and was buried in Chapel Hill Memorial Park Cemetery, Jacksonville, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Talmadge E. Oldham
Margaret Ruth Skaggs
Marriage: 23 April 1952

Spouse and Children

23 April 1952

Parents and Siblings

    William Closkie Skaggs





World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1939 · First Oil Well in Mississippi Located in Yazoo County

Age 11

Fredric F. Mellen was a geologist that was surveyed a clay and minerals project. While doing this he instead struck oil and started the oil industry in Mississippi.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 19

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Skegg, which Reaney and Wilson describe as a nickname from Old Norse skegg ‘beard’; curiously, though, the modern surname occurs chiefly in Hertfordshire, with very little evidence of it in the north, where it might be expected to be concentrated.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • <Unknown> in entry for Talmadge E Oldham, "BillionGraves Index"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.