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Margaret Thomas Giles

An infant daughter, Maria, died in Chicago before the Giles family started traveling in the Bunker company. Margaret and her sons halted in Florence while her husband continued on with the Bunker company. She and her sons joined another later company and followed behind Thomas that same year. Margaret gave birth in mid-to-late-September, and died in October. Her newborn daughter, Elizabeth, probably survived her mother, dying in late October on the trail. The Giles children were put under the care of Hannah Evans and Hannah's daughter, Ann Bowen Dee.

Companies

John A. Hunt Company (1856)Age at departure: 35

Sources

  • Endowment House, Sealings of couples, living and by proxy, 1851-1889.
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Journal History, 2 Oct. 1856, p. 8
  • New FamilySearch/Family Tree

  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah