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Abijah & Margaret French tombstone

Margaret Eliza CookAge: 81 years18821963

Margaret Eliza Cook
Given names
Margaret Eliza
Married name
Margaret Eliza French
Birth March 10, 1882
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 16 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
MarriageAbijah Lee “Bige” FrenchView this family
October 2, 1910 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#1Wayne Dwight French
October 24, 1913 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Lillian Louise French
May 18, 1916 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 33 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 34 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 35 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Birth of a son
#3Robert Warren French
March 22, 1919 (Age 37 years)
Census January 6, 1920 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 47 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 15, 1930 (Age 48 years)
Census April 20, 1940 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childWayne Dwight FrenchMary Elizabeth PaintonView this family
August 10, 1940 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 59 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Mildred L Milanovich
January 22, 1949 (Age 66 years)
Death of a granddaughterMildred L Milanovich
January 23, 1949 (Age 66 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 67 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
Death of a husbandAbijah Lee “Bige” French
October 27, 1960 (Age 78 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 63 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. -
Death October 22, 1963 (Age 81 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Competition Cemetery
Last change January 27, 202216:21:52

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Abijah Lee “Bige” French - View this family
Abijah & Margaret French tombstoneAbijah Lee “Bige” French
Birth: November 27, 1882 35 25Laclede, Missouri, United States
Death: October 27, 1960Competition, Laclede, Missouri, United States
Marriage: October 2, 1910Competition, Laclede, Missouri, United States
3 years
Wayne Dwight French
Birth: October 24, 1913 30 31Laclede, Missouri, United States
Death: July 16, 1993Missouri, United States
3 years
Lillian Louise French
Birth: May 18, 1916 33 34Competition, Laclede, Missouri, United States
Death: July 14, 1979Competition, Laclede, Missouri, United States
3 years
Robert Warren French
Birth: March 22, 1919 36 37Competition, Laclede, Missouri, United States
Death: August 9, 1967Mt. Vernon, Lawrence, Missouri, United States

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