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Remembering Margaret Foster Errington Hope

May 24, 2015

Margaret Hope gravestoneToday, May 24, is the anniversary of the death of my maternal 3rd great grandmother, Margaret Foster Errington Hope. She was born sometime in 1777 and died on that Saturday in 1862 at about the age of 85. The Civil War was in full force, the economy was struggling because of the war, and Margaret was living with her son, Michael, and his family on the farm in Little Grant.

Margaret was born in England in 1777 (according to her gravestone records) and married Michael Hope, Sr. on 10 July 1815 in Christ Church of Tynemouth, Northumberland, England. Their one known son, Michael William, was born 53 weeks later on 16 July 1816.

In 1846, when Margaret was 59 years old, she and Michael and their son, Michael and his family boarded a ship to travel to New Orleans. From there, they traveled up the Mississippi River and made their home in southwestern Wisconsin.

Margaret was buried next to her husband in Providence Cemetery, Bloomington, Grant County, Wisconsin.

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