|Birth: ||Aug. 15, 1906|
|Death: ||May 28, 1996|
San Diego County
From The Pierre Gerardy Family in America, by Evelyn Potter Park, 1979, p. 27:
Margaret Evelyn Giles was born August 15, 1906, in Clay County, Kansas. She was married June 4, 1932, to Charles Rule Correll. Divorced.
Margaret attended high school in the Imperial Valley and [in 1923] graduated from Grossmont Union High School near La Mesa [San Diego County,] where the family lived. She earned her A.B. degree and California teaching credentials from San Diego State University [in 1927]. She participated in every phase of campus life, shop classes (a girl—in the 1920's!), athletics, social life, and politics, and was identifiable as "the girl with the pigtail down her back" when that was not the mode. She held elective office in the Women's Athletic Association and the Associated Student Body. She won several cash awards for scholarship and participation. While still an undergraduate, she was invited to be the commencement speaker at her own high school. Margaret and her sister Marian became members of the KOMO Sorority, which subsequently became Gamma Phi Beta.
She taught one year in a small school near Brawley, California, and then spent ten years as Deputy County Superintendent of Schools in Imperial County, California.
Always an individualist, Margaret decided to "make it on her own initiative" and gave up her employed status. She has, indeed, "made it on her own," primarily in real estate investing, although there were some interim sorties: in her father's secondhand furniture store. Old Time Dance Hall and dance instruction, and a gift shop. She is still a very busy landlady. Margaret is a self-starter and crusader, an advocate of natural foods, conservation, thrift, consumer awareness, and a challenger of wasteful, irresponsible, deceptive practices of merchants and individuals.
Haroldine wrote this interesting comment about her sister Margaret. "Margaret is busy and happy and satisfied. She is slim and vital and ready, willing, and able to help anyone with their problems. You would enjoy knowing her. She has continued to grow professionally and intellectually and has a strong political awareness."
She resides at 4496 Louisiana Street, San Diego, California.
Harold Burt Giles (1876 - 1964)
Leonie Bertha Faivre Giles (1882 - 1962)
Margaret Evelyn Giles Correll (1906 - 1996)
William Lester Giles (1908 - 1976)*
Mildred Yvonne Giles Hanna (1911 - 1999)*
Haroldine Faivre Giles Liggett (1921 - 2014)*
Cypress View Mausoleum and Crematory
San Diego County
Created by: Darrell Brown
Record added: Sep 16, 2012
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