Margaret Virginia Macdonald

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Margaret Virginia Macdonald

Birthplace: NY, NY
Death: September 13, 1960 (76)
Brooklyn, NY
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Macdonald and Ellen Mary Lamb
Wife of Charles Henry Skippon
Mother of Charles Henry Skippon; Helen Skippon; William Albert Skippon; Margaret Skippon; Grace Veronica Skippon and 3 others
Sister of Ellen C. Macdonald and Grace Virginia Macdonald

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About Margaret Virginia Macdonald


February 20, 1884: Margaret Virginia McDonald was the third child of William McDonald and Ellen Mary Lamb, born in Manhattan. February 28, 1884: Margaret Virginia McDonald was christened at St. John the Evangelist, Manhattan. After her mother died (April 24, 1895), Margaret went to live with her grandparents, Peter and Mary Anne Lamb and attended Girl's High, while her older sister's stayed with their dad, William McDonald, according to Agnes Skippon Cleary (related to Brenda and Tom Maurer). 1900 Census: 64 Lawrence Street, Brooklyn, NY William McDonald age 46 is a widower whose occupation was noted as a steward, renting this home. His daughters, Gracie B. is 19, a saleslady who has been unemployed for 8 months, her sister, Ellen C., age 18, an embroider, also unemployed for 2 months and Margaret V., age 16 in school. All are noted as able to read, write and speak English. February 20, 1903: Margaret McDonald married Charles Henry Skippon, Sr.. They were the parents of eight children. 1910 Census: 31 E. 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY Charles Skippon, age 29, a printer at a printing house and his wife, Margaret, age 26 have been married for seven years and are the parents of four children, three living. They are living at this address. Will, age 5, Agnes, age 3, and Regina, age 2. Margaret's sister, Grace McDonald, age 27, single and no occupation is living with them as are one boarder, Joseph Mahoney, age 31, a printer who was born in Georgia (parents born in Ireland) and Mary M. O'Connor, a 49 year old servant born in NY (parents were Irish). Mahoney's relationship was crossed out and he was noted as a stepbrother-in law (?). (the following information was found on this website:

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Passenger: Skippon, Margaret Age 28 Married U. S. C. (United States Citizen) Date of Arrival: May 8, 1912 Ship name: Oceana Port of departure: Bermuda

1920 Census: 31 E. 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY Charles H. Skippon is the 38 year old head of household who is a webb foreman in the printing business, who owns this house with a mortgage. His 35 year old wife, Margaret V. is a housewife. Their children are all attending school: William A. age 14, Agnes C. age 12, Regina M. age 11, Margaret (Marquerite) age 9, Charles H. Jr. age 8 and Grace V. age 7. 1930 Census: 31 E. 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY - owns the home, valued at $4200 Charles (49) was a Foreman in the press industry, his wife Margaret (46) was not working and their children: William (24) has nothing written in for occupation, his sister, Agnes Cleary (23) was not working, but tending to her children, Margaret (1 and 11months), Charles (8 months old); Maria (Regina) (22) was a clerk in an insurance company, Margarette (Marguerite) (19) a clerk in the banking industry, Charles (18) printer at a firm, and Grace (17) a clerk in the banking industry. They owned a radio. Between 1940 until he died on January 7, 1959, Henry Von Spreckelson (Mr. Von) boarded with the Skippons, cleaning & cooking for the family. Conflict with Jessica's dates: I've change the birth date of Margaret and the date of death, as per the death certificate, 156-60-318138. September 13, 1960: Department of Health, City of New York, Certificate #___-60-318138 Margaret V. Skippon, age 76 died at her home 31 E. 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY from natural causes. Her informant was her husband. September 15, 1960: Margaret Skippon was interred in the family plot at Holy Cross, St. Mary's Section 865.

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Margaret Virginia Macdonald's Timeline

February 20, 1884
February 28, 1884
November 26, 1903
220 High Street, Brooklyn, NY
May 16, 1905
146 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
February 23, 1907
31 East 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY
April 21, 1908
Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, USA
September 1, 1910
31 East 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY
Age 25
Brooklyn Ward 29, Kings, New York
October 2, 1911
31 East 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY