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Margaret  Thiell 

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John Nicholas Thiell
1805 - 1860

Catherine Messinger
1809 - 3/29/1894
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Margaret Thiell
9/1853 - 5/5/1931
Margaret Thiell was born on an unknown day in September 1853 somewhere in New York and died on May 5, 1931 in Lancaster, Eric County, New York. She lived to be 77 years old.

She was called "Maggie". Her parents were John Thiell (- bef. 1860) and Catherine Messinger Thiell (1809 -3/29/1894) both from Germany.

Margaret first married Francis "Frank" J. Raynor (1849 -1877). They had two children: Carrie K. Raynor Wendel (1875-1968) and Frank Raynor.

After the death of Francis, she married James O'Grady in 1884.
Agnes J. (1885-1916)
Henry (1888-1929)

James passed away in 1905, she then married for a third time to, Frank Hastrich (1853-1923).
Census8/2/1860 Cheektowaga NY (Erie County) 6 yrs old 
Page 898-#1278 Catharine Theille (age 50), Peter Theille (25), Mary Theille (20), George Theille (17), Margaret Theille (6) and farm hand George Seiling (27)NY. All born in Germany, except Margaret in NY. George is a farmer. Their home is valued at $2000, personal at $500. 
Census7/5/1865 Cheektowaga NY (Erie County) 11 yrs old 
#380 , #360-Catherine Thiell (age 50), George Thiell (22), Margarett Thiell (11). Catherine and George were born in France, Margaret in Erie Co. NY. George is a farmer. They live in a frame house, it is valued at $500  
Census6/9/1900 Cheektowaga NY (Erie County) 46 yrs old 
page 11,#191 - James O'Grady ( age 48 -Dec.1851), Maggie O'Grady (46 -Sept. 1853), Agnes O'Grady (14 -July 1885), border -Frank Wendel (29 -June 1870), border(wife)-Cary Wendel (29 -June 1870), step son-Frank Raynor (28-Jan. 1872), son of O'grady-Henry O'Grady (12 -Nov. 1887). All were born in NY, James' parents were born in Ireland and Maggie's in Germany. James and Maggie have been married 16 years, they have had 4 children, all are living. James is a farmer. Frank and Cary have been married six months. 
Graveyard/Tombstone5/5/1931 Lancaster NY (Erie County) 77 yrs old 
James O'Grady, Died 1905

Margaret O'Grady , 1853-1931
Saint Marys Cemetery, Lancaster, Erie County, New York 

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3 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
6 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
12 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
16 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
24 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
26 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
36 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
42 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
44 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
47 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
47 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
48 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
49 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
50 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
51 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
53 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
53 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
53 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
59 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
60 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
61 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
70 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
70 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
71 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
73 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
74 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
75 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
8 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
9 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
29 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
32 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
55 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
59 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
60 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
64 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
66 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
2 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
7 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
9 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
10 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
12 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
15 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
22 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
23 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
56 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
57 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
74 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
76 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
77 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
56 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
61 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
64 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
66 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
67 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.

James O'Grady
Born on an unknown day in December 1849 and died about 1905
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Henry Dennis O'Grady
Born in Buffalo, New York on November 7, 1888 and died somewhere in New York about 1926. He was 37 years old.

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