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 Margarett “Maggie” <I>Day</I> Durrant

Margarett “Maggie” Day Durrant

Nova Scotia, Canada
Death 19 Mar 1886 (aged 75–76)
Waupaca County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Waupaca, Waupaca County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot 98-O
Memorial ID 10198269 · View Source
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In 1843 married Thomas Durrant. Mr. and Mrs. Durrant became the parents of the following children: William, who was a Union solider in the war of the Rebellion, being a member of the Fourteenth Wis. V[olunteer] I[nfantry], and died in Minnesota soon after the war; Thomas, also a Union soldier of war, now a farmer of Lanark Township, Portage Co., Wis.; Charles, killed in the army at Whitewater Bridge, Mo.; James and John, of Farmington, Waupaca county; George W., subject of this sketch; Willard, of Lind township, Waupaca county; Mary, who was the wife of Royal Ballard, and died in North Dakota; and Benjamin, a farmer.

In 1848 the Durrant family removed to Boston, Mass., where they remained till the spring of 1855. In May, 1855, they came to Wisconsin. The journey was made partly by rail, partly by water, and Waupaca county was the destination; there were no railroads at that time into this part of Wisconsin, so they came from Oshkosh to Gill's Landing by boat, and then by wheeled conveyance to the town of Waupaca, Waupaca county, where their first settlement was made. Thomas bought land in Section 4 of that township, made it their home for six years, sold it out to Mr. Plowman, and removed to Hortonville, Outagamie county, where they remained one year, going then to Farmington. Afterward Thomas bought 120 acres in Lanark township, Portage county, and again went to farming. After about half a dozen years there they bought a farm in Section 3, Lind township, Waupaca county, where but few and rude improvements had been made. Here they made their home till death which occurred on this farm July 29, 1884 (Thomas); Margaret died March, 1885; each was seventy-five years of age, at the time of death, and they were both buried in Waupaca Cemetery.


All Censuses list birth place as Nova Scotia, Canada; death certificate lists England. As they married in Canada, it is more likely that Margaret was born in that province.

Died of Pneumonia


Wife of Thos Durrant
Aged 76 Y's




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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Margarett “Maggie” Day Durrant (1810–19 Mar 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10198269, citing Lakeside Memorial Park, Waupaca, Waupaca County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by carol spronz (contributor 46607386) .