Margaret Irene Kilman

Brief Life History of Margaret Irene

When Margaret Irene Kilman was born in 1878, in Saint Michaels, Talbot, Maryland, United States, her father, Levi Scott Kilmon, was 44 and her mother, Sarah Matilda Seymour, was 37. She married Norman Claude Benson about 1899, in Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Greenwood, Sussex, Delaware, United States in 1920 and Representative District 13, New Castle, Delaware, United States in 1940.

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Family Time Line

Norman Claude Benson
1875–1945
Margaret Irene Kilman
1878–
Marriage: about 1899
Elsie May Benson
1897–1966
Norman Scott Benson
1899–1982
Ina M Benson
1906–
Millard C Benson
1914–

Sources (6)

  • Margaret D Benson in household of Norman C Benson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Margaret Kilmon in entry for Millard C Benson and Florence J Mark, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Margaret I Benson in household of Mary E Benson, "United States Census, 1900"

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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.

1893 · First U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain

The first time that the rank of Ambassador was used was in 1893. When on March 30, 1893, Thomas F. Bayard was appointed Ambassador to Great Britain.

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Yiddish kil ‘cool’ + man ‘man’.

English (mainly Kent and Middlesex): variant of Gillman . This surname is rare in Britain.

Swedish: habitational name, formed with man ‘man’, for someone from a place called with the element kil- ‘wedge’, such as Kila in the province of Värmland or Kilby in the province of Uppland.

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

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