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Margaret Cowhey Burns
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Birth: Jan., 1832
County Limerick, Ireland
Death: Mar. 10, 1906
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Margaret Cowhey was born in January 1832 in Ballingarry, Ireland. She and her brothers and sisters Bridget Cowhey, Kate Cowhey, John Cowhey, and Jimmy Cowhey came to the United States in 1853 to escape the great Irish Famine after the death of both their parents from cholera. Margaret married Michael Burns in December 1873 in Chicago after the death of her first husband, Cornelius Cagney. Margaret and Cornelius Cagney had at least seven children:

Michael Cagney.
Elizabeth Cagney.
James Edward Cagney (d. 1906).
Kate Cagney.
Three unnamed infants.

Margaret outlived all of these children except for James, who died just a few weeks after his mother. Margaret Cowhey Cagney Burns died on March 10, 1906 in Chicago.

Margaret's grandson Robert Francis Burns and his wife Paulette are buried in this same plot. 
Family links: 
  Cornelius Cagney (____ - 1867)*
  Michael Burns (1828 - 1907)*
  Mary Cagney (1856 - 1867)*
  Michael John Cagney (1858 - 1894)*
  Catherine Cagney (1862 - 1892)*
  Elizabeth Cagney (1864 - 1881)*
  James Edward Cagney (1867 - 1906)*
  Grace M. Landers (1874 - 1950)*
  John Michael Burns (1876 - 1959)*
  William Burns (1880 - 1880)*
*Calculated relationship
Calvary Cemetery
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: 36-4-B
Created by: Philip R. Burns
Record added: Dec 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101922691
Margaret <i>Cowhey</i> Burns
Added by: Philip R. Burns
Margaret <i>Cowhey</i> Burns
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