John Axtel MEGQUIER
Margaret "Madge" GRAY
Husband: John Axtel MEGQUIER
Birth: 10 May 1907, Gary, Lake Co., Indiana
Death: 15 Dec 1980, Buchanan, Berrien Co., Michigan
Burial: Dec 1980, Mission Hills Memorial Gardens, Cassopolis, Cass Co., Michigan (pic)
Father: Unknown NIESTROM
Marriage: Abt 1938, Gary, Lake Co., Indiana
Wife: Margaret "Madge" GRAY
Birth: 26 Sep 1909, Dromore, County Down, Northern Ireland
Immigration: 3 May 1927, Ellis Island, Port of New York, New York
Death: 4 Apr 2003, Naples, Collier Co., Florida
Burial: Apr 2003, Mission Hills Memorial Gardens, Cassopolis, Cass Co., Michigan (pic)
Father: Samuel GRAY
Mother: Charlotte Ann MCGRADY
1. Carol Jean MEGQUIER, b: 10 Apr 1939, Gary, Lake Co., Indiana
2. Dale Robert MEGQUIER, b: 23 Aug 1943 1943, Gary, Lake Co., Indiana
Madge was enrolled in the Dromara Elementary School on the 1st of February, 1921. Records indicate she was 11 years old and had previously attended the Roden Street School in Belfast, Northern Ireland. They also state she was of the Presbyterian denomination and her father was a labourer. She attended until Jun 30, 1926 when she transferred to De Bear Schools in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
She immigrated to the United States with her mother and four of her brothers to settle in Gary, Indiana. Per the Passage Manifest and Passenger Records of the S.S. Cameronia, Ellis Island Foundation, New York, New York: Madge, along with her mother, Charlotte, and 4 brothers immigrated to the U.S. from Ireland in May of 1927. They departed Londonderry, Northern Ireland on April 24, 1927 and arrived at Ellis Island on May 3, 1927.
Johnnie was actually born John Niestrom. His father died when he was an infant and his mother remarried Unknown Megquier who adopted Johnnie and, thus, the name change.
1) Wife - Education: Dromara School Records, Female Register, 1887-1924
2) Wife - Immigration: Ellis Island Foundation, Passage Manifests, 1927