Mary Catherine Maginnis

17 December 1893–3 February 1986 (Age 92)
Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mary Catherine

Mary Catherine Maginnis was born on 17 December 1893, in Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States as the daughter of Francis Maginnis and Mary Catherine Walsh. She married William Alfred Littlefield on 13 October 1915, in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 3 February 1986, in her hometown, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

William Alfred Littlefield
Mary Catherine Maginnis
Marriage: 13 October 1915
Charlotte Marjory Littlefield
William A. Littlefield

Spouse and Children

13 October 1915
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Francis Maginnis


    Mary Catherine Walsh




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

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.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 25

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

Irish: see McGinnis .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Mary Catherine Magennis, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Mary Catherine Magennis, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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