Margaret Loftus

17 June 1862–11 February 1948 (Age 85)
North Plains Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Loftus was born on 17 June 1862, in North Plains Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States, her father, William Loftus, was 41 and her mother, Sarah O'Connor, was 33. She died on 11 February 1948, in North Plains Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

William Loftus
1820–1897
Sarah O'Connor
1828–1898
Elizabeth Loftus
1854–1884
John Loftus
1856–1901
Mary A. Loftus
1858–1888
James W Loftus
1860–1930
Margaret Loftus
1862–1948
Michael Loftus
1864–1882
Peter Loftus
1868–1909
Catherine Loftus
1870–1882
Jane Loftus
1873–1882

Parents and Siblings

    William Loftus

    Male1820–1897Male

    Sarah O'Connor

    Female1828–1898Female

siblings

(9)

    Elizabeth Loftus

    Female1854–1884Female

    John Loftus

    Male1856–1901Male

    Mary A. Loftus

    Female1858–1888Female

    James W Loftus

    Male1860–1930Male

    Female1862–1948Female

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 17

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1886

Age 24

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Loftus in Cleveland, Lofthouse in West Yorkshire, or Loftsome in East Yorkshire. All are named from Old Norse lopt ‘loft’, ‘upper storey’ + hús ‘house’, the last being derived from the dative plural form, húsum. Houses built with an upper storey (which was normally used for the storage of produce during the winter) were a considerable rarity among the ordinary people of the Middle Ages.2 Irish: English surname adopted by certain bearers of the Gaelic surname Ó Lochlainn ( see Laughlin ) or Ó Lachtnáin ( see Lough ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Maggie Loftus in household of Wm Loftus, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Margarett Loftus in household of Wm Loftus, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Margaret Loftus, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

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