Margaret Eva Chesnut1,2,3

ID# 20666, (1860 - 1922)
FatherJohn Chesnut2 (17 Apr 1826 - 16 Dec 1894)
MotherElizabeth Jane Flora2 (abt 1828 - 27 Jan 1899)

Key Events:

Birth: 22 Jun 1860, Pennsylvania4,5,6
Marriage: 29 Aug 1883, Berkeley Co., West Virginia, James William Sigler (22 Jul 1861 - 21 Feb 1917)7,8
Death: 5 Feb 1922, 432 W 5th NE, McKeesport, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania9
Burial: 11 Feb 1922, Dravosburg, Pennsylvania9
ChartsDescendants of David Dutt/Toot
AncestryThe Dutt/Toot Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Margaret Eva Chesnut was born on 22 Jun 1860 in Pennsylvania.4,5,6
     She moved to West Virginia with her parents before 1880.
     Margaret married James William Sigler, son of John H. Sigler and Margaret E. Young, on 29 Aug 1883 in Berkeley Co., West Virginia, with John Landstrect officiating.7,8
     Margaret and James William Sigler moved to Pennsylvania soon after their marriage. Some of their younger children reported they were born in McKeesport, in Allegheny Co.. But by 1900 the family was in central Pennsylvania. Margaret and James appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Connellsville, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, enumerated 4 Jun 1900, reporting that they were renting their home. Their children Mabel, Edith, Roy, Viola and Olive were listed as living with them.10
     Margaret and James may have moved to Maryland shortly after 1900. At least she was there in 1902 when her son was born across the state line, in Cumberland, Maryland. Whether or not they ever lived in Maryland, they did move back to Allegheny Co. before 1910.
     Margaret and James appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of East Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, at 209 Beach St., enumerated May 1910, renting their home, in a multi-family building with nine other families. Their children Edith, Roy, Viola, Olive, Lester, Harold and James were listed as living with them.11
     Her husband died on 21 Feb 1917 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania.12
     Margaret appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of McKeesport, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, enumerated 8 Jan 1920, reporting she was renting her home. Her children Roy, Viola, Olive, Lester and Lana were listed as living with her, as was Viola's daughter Eluerna.13
     Margaret died on 5 Feb 1922 in 432 W 5th NE, McKeesport, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, at age 61.9 She was buried on 11 Feb 1922 in Dravosburg, Pennsylvania.9

Children:
     Children with James William Sigler

James and Margaret had an additional child, whose name is unknown, and who died before 1900. There is reason to suspect that the last three children listed here were not actually their children. The 1900 census shows her as mother of six, with five living and lists the first five children. The 1910 census shows her as mother of seven, with five living, indicating she had one additional child, and one had died. Mabel is not listed so would appear to be the one who had died, and Lester, who was listed and shown by other sources to be her son, would appear to be the one added. Harold and James are also listed has his sons, but no other record has been found of them. They may actually have been the sons of Mabel, if in fact she had died. In 1920 Lana (also read as Lua) is listed as her daughter, but does not appear in 1910 when she would have been age four. No other record of her has been found. Given other errors in the 1910 census listing, she may have been omitted in error, or may have been adopted or a relative.20,21,22
  • Mabel L. Sigler14 (Nov 1885 - )
  • Edith E. Sigler14,15,16 (11 Dec 1887 - 13 Feb 1943)
  • Roy Raymond Sigler17,18,13 (2 Mar 1890 - 11 Jun 1952)
  • Viola M. Sigler14,15,13 (25 Oct 1896 - 12 Oct 1965)
  • Olive M. Sigler14,11,13 (Jul 1899 - )
  • Lester Herbert Sigler18,13,19 (7 May 1902 - Sep 1984)
  • Harold Sigler18 (abt 1905 - )
  • James Sigler18 (abt 1906 - )
  • Lana Sigler13 (abt 1906 - )

Citations

  1. [S6732] Margaret Eva Sigler, Certificate of Death, shows father's surname as Chestnut.
  2. [S6741] James W. Sigler and Margaret E. Chesnut, marriage license and certificate.
  3. [S6787] Lester Herbert Sigler and Eleanor Margaret Hitchens, Application for Marriage License and Return, shows name as Margaret Eva Chestnut.
  4. [S6732] Margaret Eva Sigler, Certificate of Death, shows date and state.
  5. [S6782] James W. Sigler household, 1900 U.S. Census, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania, shows month, year, age 30, and state.
  6. [S6741] James W. Sigler and Margaret E. Chesnut, marriage license and certificate, shows age 23 at marriage 29 Aug 1883, and state.
  7. [S6741] James W. Sigler and Margaret E. Chesnut, marriage license and certificate, shows date, county, state, and officiant.
  8. [S6782] James W. Sigler household, 1900 U.S. Census, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania, shows married 16 years.
  9. [S6732] Margaret Eva Sigler, Certificate of Death.
  10. [S6782] James W. Sigler household, 1900 U.S. Census, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania.
  11. [S6784] James W. Sigler household, 1910 U.S. Census, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania.
  12. [S6781] Jamrs William Sigler, Certificate of Death.
  13. [S6786] Margaret Sigler household, 1920 U.S. Census, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania.
  14. [S6782] James W. Sigler household, 1900 U.S. Census, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania, shows the girl as daughter of Margaret's husband and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  15. [S6784] James W. Sigler household, 1910 U.S. Census, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, shows the girl as daughter of Elizabeth's husband and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  16. [S6785] Edith Petty, Certificate of Death.
  17. [S6782] James W. Sigler household, 1900 U.S. Census, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania, shows him as the son of her husband and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  18. [S6784] James W. Sigler household, 1910 U.S. Census, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, shows him as the son of her husband and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  19. [S6787] Lester Herbert Sigler and Eleanor Margaret Hitchens, Application for Marriage License and Return.
  20. [S6782] James W. Sigler household, 1900 U.S. Census, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania, shows her as the mother of 6, with 5 living, and lists Mable, Edit, Ray, Viola, and Olive as his sons or daughters.
  21. [S6784] James W. Sigler household, 1910 U.S. Census, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, shows her as mother of 7, with 5 living, and lists Edit, Roy, Viola, Olive, Lester, Howard, and James as his sons or daughters.
  22. [S6786] Margaret Sigler household, 1920 U.S. Census, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, lists Roy, Viola, Olive, Lester, and Lana as her sons or daughters.