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Margaret Agnes Conboy McLaughlin
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Birth: Oct., 1866
County Galway, Ireland
Death: Nov. 7, 1951
Jersey City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA

Margaret Agnes Conboy (1866-1951) McLaughlin. She was an immigrant from Ireland to the United States around 1882. She worked as an indentured servant at a rooming house in Brooklyn to pay off her passage. (b. October 1866; Hollygrove, Athleague, Killeroran, County Galway, Ireland - d. Tuesday, November 7, 1951; Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, 07307, USA)

Margaret Agnes Conboy, Maggie Conboy. Her married name was Margaret McLaughlin.

Margaret was the daughter of James Conboy I (1837-1902) and Bridget White (c1840-1866?).

Her mother, Bridget, was said to have died in childbirth and James, her father, took the children to New York in the United States around 1880-1882.

Margaret's siblings include: James Conboy II (c1862-?); Patrick Conboy (1864-1927) who emigrated to the US and lived in Arizona but is buried in Jersey City, New Jersey; and Thomas Conboy (c1865-?). All her siblings are mentioned in her autograph book, and so is a cousin named Katherine Doulin who may be a Hogan or a Conboy that married a Doulin. Several Hogans from Hollygrove came to the US and they are her cousins.

Rooming house:
Margaret worked at a rooming house with her two cousins: Sarah Jane Carr (1866-1950) aka Sadie Carr, who married Patrick J. Norton (1856-1905); and Katherine Carr (1865-1952) aka Kitty Carr, who married James Joseph Kennedy (1870-1926).

Around 1890 Margaret married Owen McLaughlin (1863-1931). Owen ran a coal and ice delivery business in Jersey City. The oral family tradition has been that they were married at Old Saint Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan, although no certificate has been located yet. There was also a Saint Patrick's Church in Hudson County, New Jersey.

Together they had three children: James Alyosius McLaughlin (1892-1964) who never married; Katherine Agnes McLaughlin (1893-1989) who married William Thomas Rankin I (1890-1970); and Margaret Mary McLaughlin (1897-1985) aka Marge McLaughlin, who married Christopher Aloysius Enright I (1888-1980).

Jersey City, New Jersey:
In 1900 Margaret was living at 152 McAdoo Avenue in Jersey City.

She died in 1951, living at 28 McAdoo Avenue.

She was buried in Holy Name Cemetery with: Owen McLaughlin, who was her husband; James Conboy II, who was her son; James Conboy I, who was her father; and Patrick Conboy who was her brother.

Funeral notice:
Her obituary from the Jersey Journal reads as follows: "McLaughlin - of 28 McAdoo Avenue on Tuesday, November 5, 1951, Margaret A. McLaughlin (nee Conboy) beloved wife of the late Owen E. McLaughlin. Devoted mother of James A. McLaughlin, Mrs. Catherine A. Rankin and Mrs. Margaret M. Enright."

Margaret Agnes Conboy (1866-1951) was the first cousin, three times removed of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ). Her two daughters are the progenitors of the Enrights and the Rankins of Jersey City, New Jersey.

Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on July 13, 2003.

Family links: 
  James Conboy (1837 - 1902)
  Owen McLaughlin (1863 - 1931)
  James Aloysius McLaughlin (1892 - 1964)*
  Catherine Agnes McLaughlin Rankin (1893 - 1989)*
  Margaret Mary McLaughlin Enright (1897 - 1985)*
  Patrick Conboy (1864 - 1927)*
  Margaret Agnes Conboy McLaughlin (1866 - 1951)
*Calculated relationship
Holy Name Cemetery
Jersey City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Grave 423, Block C
Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1...
Record added: Jul 13, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7683602
Margaret Agnes <i>Conboy</i> McLaughlin
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
Margaret Agnes <i>Conboy</i> McLaughlin
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
Margaret Agnes <i>Conboy</i> McLaughlin
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