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 Margaret Alice <I>O'Connor</I> Rhodes

Margaret Alice O'Connor Rhodes

Birth
Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio, USA
Death 13 Feb 1926 (aged 24)
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Burial Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 7; Lot 130; Plot 3
Memorial ID 110634257 · View Source
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The 1900 census below was taken on June 11, 1900. If Margaret was indeed born on March 29 of that year - as the death certificate would indicate - her name should have been included here. But it's not. I am inclined to believe she was actually born in 1901 as the gravemarker shows. It is to be noted that her older sister Agnes was born in December of 1899; which would make a March, 1900 live birth of another child virtually impossible. T.N.

1900 United States Federal Census

Name: Dennis O'Connor
[Dennis Oconnor]
Age: 34
Birth Date: Oct 1865
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1900: Lorain Ward 4, Lorain, Ohio
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Mary A Oconnor
Marriage Year: 1890
Years Married: 10
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Occupation: View on Image
Household Members: Name Age
Dennis O'Connor 34
Mary A Oconnor 30
Henry Oconnor 6
Joseph B Oconnor 4
Charles T Oconnor 2
Agnes L Oconnor 5/12
William H Oconnor 38


1910 United States Federal Census

Name: Margaret O'connor
[O Connor]
Age in 1910: 8
Birth Year: abt 1902
[1902]
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1910: Lorain Ward 2, Lorain, Ohio
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Dennie O Connor
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Name: Mary O Connor
Mother's Birthplace: Illinois
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Dennie O Connor 45
Mary O Connor 43
Harry O Connor 16
Joseph O Connor 14
Charles Francis O Connor 12
Agnes O Connor 10
Margaret O Connor 8
John O Connor 6
Elizabeth O Connor 4

After her mother's death on July 18, 1911, Margaret's father enrolled her and her two sisters in the St. Francis Orphan Asylum, later known as the Citizens' Hospital and Orphan Asylum. They stayed at this institution for 10 months - October 1, 1911 through July 31, 1912. To see a record of their enrollment, click here and scroll down to the year "1911". Dennis must have been overwhelmed at the prospect of caring for seven children all by himself and this type of arrangement - enrolling a child in an "orphanage" when there was a surviving parent - was quite common at that time. T.N.

1920 United States Federal Census

Name: Margaret O'Connor
[Margaret Oconnor]
Age: 18
Birth Year: abt 1902
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1920: Lorain Ward 3, Lorain, Ohio
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Denis O'Connor
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Name: Mary O'Connor
Mother's Birthplace: Illinois
[Ireland]
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Denis O'Connor 54
Mary O'Connor 51
Harry O'Connor 26
Joseph O'Connor 24
Frank O'Connor 22
Margaret O'Connor 18
John O'Connor 16
Elizabeth O'Connor 14
Stephen O'Connor 24*
Cornelius O'Connor 21*
Rosetta O'Connor 19*
Stella O'Connor 17*

*Dennis' stepchildren T.N.

At some point between 1920 and 1926, when she died, Margaret was married to a "James Rhodes". No details concerning this marriage or Mr. Rhodes are known by me at this time. The couple reportedly had a son who went by the name "Jimmy". T.N.

Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952

Name: Margaret Rhodes
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 13 Feb 1926
Event Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 25
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: 29 Mar 1900
Birthplace: Lorain, Ohio
Birth Year (Estimated): 1901
Father's Name: Dennis O Connor
Mother's Name: Mary Cecil
GS Film number: 001972976
Digital Folder Number: 005362534
Image Number: 00552


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Gravesite Details Margaret's grave is "flanked" by the (unmarked) graves of her parents.

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  • Created by: Tom Nelson
  • Added: 16 May 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 110634257
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret Alice O'Connor Rhodes (29 Mar 1901–13 Feb 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 110634257, citing Calvary Cemetery, Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Tom Nelson (contributor 47054245) .