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Margaret Ida (Pickering) Alexander (1867 - 1924)

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Margaret Ida "Maggie" Alexander formerly Pickering
Born in Garner Township, Union County, Arkansasmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Columba County, Arkansasmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Calhoun Township, Columbia County, Arkansasmap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Nov 2018
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Biography

Margaret Ida aka Maggie Pickering was born on 10 February 1867, in Garner Township, Union County, Arkansas. Her parents were John Spencer Pickering, Sr. and Sarah A. M. Wroten Pickering.[1] [2]

Family # 63 - US Census - 30 June 1870 - Garner Township, Union County, Arkansas:
John S. Pickering - male age 43 - born TN
Sarah A. M. Pickering - female age 36 - born MS
Oscella D. Pickering - female age 14 - born LA
William R. Pickering - male age 11 - born AR
John S. Pickering - male age 9 - born AR
Malinda P. Pickering - female age 6 - born AR
Margaret J. Pickering - female age 2 - born AR
David S. Ferguson - male age 22 - born AL
Ann E. Ferguson - female age 17 - born LA
John S. Ferguson - male age 2 - born AR

As of the 1880 census Maggie's father had moved his growing family again. This time just back across the county line to Cornie Township, Columbia County, Arkansas. Maggie's two oldest sisters were no longer with the family, but she had a new younger sister. [3]

Family # 84 - 14 June 1880 - Cornie Township, Columbia County, Arkansas:
John S. Pickering - self age 53 - born TN
Sarah A. M. Pickering - wife age 46 - born MS
William R. Pickering - son age 21 - born AR
John S. Pickering, Jr. - son age 19 - born AR
Belinda P. Pickering - daughter age 17 - born AR
Margret I. Pickering - daughter age 13 - born AR
Dorsie L. Pickering - daughter age 4 - born AR

On 20 December 1888 Maggie married John G. Alexander in Columbia County. [4]

Research Note: Was Maggie another of those era women who refused to admit to being unmarried past 18 years of age? Either she fibbed about her age for her marriage record or the date of birth inscribed on her gravestone is not correct, but who knew that someone might check 130 years later.

Maggie and John almost certainly settled in Calhoun Township, Columbia County, Arkansas where both their birth families were living at the time of their marriage and where they were living as of the 1900 census. [5]

Family # 60 - US Census - 7 June 1900 - Calhoun Township, Columbia County, Arkansas:
John G. Alexander - head age 37 - born AR
Maggie I. Alexander - wife age 32 - born AR
Ida L. Alexander - daughter age 12 - born AR
Annie J Alexander - daughter age 9 - born AR
Mary W. Alexander - daughter age 6 - born AR
Sam P. Alexander - son age 3 - born AR
Bobbie F. Alexander - daughter age 4 months - born AR
Frank Moore - male servant age 22
George W. Peoples - male servant age 25

As of the 1910 and the 1920 censuses Maggie and John continued to live and farm in Calhoun Township. [6] [7]

Maggie died on 8 July 1924 in Calhoun Township where she had lived her entire life and was buried near her parents in the Village Cemetery, Village, Columbia County, Arkansas. [1]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Find A Grave, database and images (accessed 01 November 2018), memorial page for Margaret Ida Pickering Alexander (10 Feb 1867–8 Jul 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 94640239, citing Village Cemetery, Columbia County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Angela Cozart McKnight (contributor 47019333). (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/94640239/margaret-ida-alexander#)
  2. "United States Census, 1870, Garner Township Union County, Arkansas" database with images, FamilySearch (12 April 2016), John S Pickenis, Arkansas, United States; citing p. 10, family 63, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,564.(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNCN-96W)
  3. "United States Census, 1880, Cornie, Columbia County, Arkansas" database with images, FamilySearch (24 August 2017), John S Pickering, Cornie, Columbia, Arkansas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 38, sheet 161B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0041; FHL microfilm 1,254,041.(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNWM-X6L)
  4. "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (25 September 2017), J G Alexander and Maggie Pickering, 20 Dec 1888; citing , Columbia, Arkansas, United States, county offices, Arkansas; FHL microfilm 988,809. (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NM54-LM7)
  5. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (accessed 1 November 2018), John G Alexandra, Calhoun Township, Columbia, Arkansas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 47, sheet 4A, family 60, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,054. (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3XP-KXW)
  6. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch(accessed 1 November 2018), John Alvanter Alexander, Calhoun, Columbia, Arkansas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 62, sheet 4A, family 60, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 46; FHL microfilm 1,374,059. (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MKJN-RRG)
  7. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (accessed 1 November 2018), John G Alexander, Calhoun, Columbia, Arkansas, United States; citing ED 75, sheet 12A, line 32, family 235, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 59; FHL microfilm 1,820,059. (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDN8-KV6)


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