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Margaret ("Maggie") Jane Ervin

Margaret ("Maggie") Jane Ervin

Female 1853 - 1927  (74 years)

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  • Name Margaret ("Maggie") Jane Ervin  [1
    Nickname Maggie 
    Born 5 Apr 1853  Hillsboro, Highland Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    AFN 207P-0P1 
    Died 24 Oct 1927  Oswego, Kendall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Buried Oswego Twnsp Cem, Kendall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I4523  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2011 

    Father Joseph Ervin,   b. May 1818, Hillsboro, Highland Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1896, Oswego, Kendall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Mother Sarah W. Hobbett,   b. Oct 1822,   d. 22 Mar 1902, Aurora, Kane Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married Y  [6, 7
    Family ID F1672  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George Marshall Croushorn,   b. 12 Oct 1854, Harrisonburg, Rockingham Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1933, Oswego, Kendall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 10 Feb 1880  Kendall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 6, 8
    Children 
     1. Susan Ervin Croushorn,   b. 5 Jun 1882, Oswego, Kendall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1977  (Age 94 years)
     2. Sarah ("Sadie") Marshall Croushorn,   b. 17 Feb 1884, Oswego, Kendall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1933, Oswego, Kendall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     3. Joseph Roy Croushorn,   b. 29 Jun 1885, Oswego, Kendall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1954, Oswego, Kendall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. Howard Croushorn,   b. 12 Jun 1890, Oswego, Kendall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1890, Oswego, Kendall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Myrtle May Croushorn,   b. 27 Apr 1892, Oswego, Kendall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1964, Sandwich IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     6. John Croushorn,   b. 7 Feb 1895, Oswego, Kendall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1933, Aurora, Kane Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F1627  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The 1900 census shows her husband George, 45, born Oct 1854, a "merchant," living with "Maggie J," 46, born April 1853 (overwritten with 1854), "keeping house," and children: Susie E, 17, born Jun 1882, a "school teacher"; and, "at school": Sadie M, 16, born Feb 1884; Robert L, 14, born June 1885; and Myrtle M, 8, born June 1891. Margaret is recorded as haven given birth to 5 children, 4 of whom were then living. 1900 U.S. Census, Oswego Twsp, Kendall Cnty, IL (T 623, Roll 313, stamped p. 111B).

      The 1910 census lists "Maggie J.," 48 years old, born in Ohio and married for 29 years to "Geo. M." Croushorn, and living with him and their children "Susie E," "Roy J.," and Myrtle. The census notes that she had 4 living children. 1910 U.S. Census, Oswego Village, Kendall Cnty, IL (T 624, Roll 295, stamped p. 307).

      Margaret's Illinois Death Certificate (#0470075) indicates that she died 24 Oct 1927 in Oswego, Kendall Cnty, IL.

      Obituary, Kendall County [IL] Record (2 Nov 1927):
      "Mrs. George M. Croushorn. -- Margaret J. Ervin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ervin, was born in Hillsboro, Ohio on April 5, 1853 and came to Oswego with her parents in 1855, and the family settled on a farm east of Oswego. She grew to womanhood in this community and on February 10, 1880 was married to George M. Croushorn. Five children were born to this union, namely, Mrs. A. E. Rowswell of Centralia, Washington; Mrs. Ralph Norris, Oswego; Mrs. J. B. Thorsen, Leland; J.R. Croushorn, Aurora; Howard, who in infancy preceded his mother into the Great Beyond. There are seven grandchildren in the immediate connection [sic]. On the afternoon of October 24, 1927 following a long continued illness Mrs. Croushorn passed to her reward.
      "Mrs. Croushorn was a devoted Presbyterian, having united with the Oswego church on June 4, 1870. She gave largely of her means, time, strength and energy to the upbuilding of the church through all the years in which she was connected with it. She was the very soul of hospitality and kindness in her home and in the community and made many true friends among neighbors and acquaintances and bound them to her in friendship as with chains of gold. She represented a type of personality dating back to the pioneer period."

  • Sources 
    1. [S284] Croushorn, Sarah M.|, Sarah Margaret Croushorn, "Ancestral Notes", (Unpublished: notes compiled approx. mid-1960's).

    2. [S566] Cem - Oswego, Kendall Cnty, IL |, Elmer Dickson, "Oswego Township Cemetery" : 1998, (Kendall County Historical Society, PO Box 123, Yorkville, Il 60560), p.12.

    3. [S287] Kendall Cnty IL Record|, Kendall County [IL] Record, (Kendall County Record, 222 S. Bridge St., PO Box J, Yorkville, Il 60560), (2 Nov 1927).

    4. [S287] Kendall Cnty IL Record|, Kendall County [IL] Record, (Kendall County Record, 222 S. Bridge St., PO Box J, Yorkville, Il 60560), 2 Nov 1927.

    5. [S174] Death Certificate|, Death Certificate.

    6. [S58] LDS Ancestral File|, "Ancestral File" , (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT).

    7. [S287] Kendall Cnty IL Record|, Kendall County [IL] Record, (Kendall County Record, 222 S. Bridge St., PO Box J, Yorkville, Il 60560), (26 Mar 1902) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S283] Allgaier, Glen|, Glen Allgaier, "Croushorn Descendants Chart" (unpublished; printed Apr. 2001), and Emails & letters, (Glen Allgaier, 2455 Buckingham Pl, Brookfield, WI 53045; moroni4u@yahoo.com).