Margaret (Abbott) Dunne

Margaret Ives (Abbott) Dunne (1876 - 1955)

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Margaret Ives Dunne formerly Abbott
Born in Calcutta, West Bengal, Indiamap
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Wife of — married in New York City, New York, USAmap
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Died in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 23 Feb 2015
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Categories: 1900 Summer Olympics, Paris | Gold Medalists, 1900 Summer Olympics | Olympians Representing the United States | Golf | American Notables.

Margaret (Abbott) Dunne is Notable.


Margaret Ives Abbott was born June 15, 1876 in Calcutta, Bengal, India to father Charles Patterson Abbott and mother Mary Perkins.[1]

Margaret traveled to Paris with her mother to study art in 1899 under Edgar Degas and Auguste Rodin.

Margaret Ives Abbott was the first American woman to take first place in an Olympic event; she won the women's golf tournament, consisting of nine holes, with a score of 47 at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. Her mother, Mary Perkins Ives Abbot (a novelist and Chicago Tribune book reviewer), also competed in the event, finishing tied for seventh, making it the first (and still only) Olympic event in which a mother and daughter competed at the same time.[2][3][4]

In 1902, Abbott married writer Finley Peter Dunne.


  1. "India Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 12 March 2016), Margaret Ives Abbott, 10 Aug 1876; citing Calcutta, Bengal, India, reference v 157 p 9; FHL microfilm 510,851.
  3. Wallechinsky, David; Loucky, Jaime. The Complete Book of The Olympics 2012 Edition. Aurum Press, London, 2012

  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 12 March 2016), Margaret Abbott in household of Stephen B Ives, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district ED 232, sheet 622C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0532; FHL microfilm 1,254,532.

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