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Margaret May "Maggie" McWade Hemenway
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Birth: 1843, Scotland
Death: unknown

Maggie was the first "Hemenway Wife".
She remained with Dr. Stacy Hemenway the longest of his five marriages.

Stacy Hemenway had been attending medical college in Chicago, Illinois. The two were wed in Cook Co, Illinois on October 5, 1861.

They had a son on October 8, 1862. He was named John Francis Hemenway.

In 1863, her husband mustered into the civil war as an assistant surgeon. He was promoted to surgeon and in 1865 he mustered out with his battalion. He was then a medical examiner in Chicago.

By 1870, the family was living in Seattle, Washington and finally settled in Oregon.

In 1884, after 22 years of marriage we lose track of Maggie. This is what is on record:

January 1887 Dr. Hemenway filed for divorce in Lane County, Oregon without Margaret present. Excerpt from document:

"Hemenway (plaintiff) states in the divorce decree stated that they moved from Illinois to Oregon in August 1866. He states that he has always been a kind and affectionate husband and that on or about the 7th day of February 1884 while they were visiting Walworth County in Wisconsin, the defendant without just cause, willfully deserted plaintiff, and her said desertion has been continuous from that date to the present time."


It has been said that Abigail Whitmore Hemenway named a town in Wisconsin "Spring Prairie".

Maggie's parents might have been John and Jeanette McWade of Chicago, IL. However, this is only speculation from the 1860 census.

Family links: 
  Stacy M Hemenway (1836 - 1914)*
  John Francis Hemenway (1862 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Jen
Record added: Oct 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99672541

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