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Marguerite 'Margie' Ann Foy

Female 1912 - 1987

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  • Birth  2 May 1912  Iliff, Logan County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Female 
    Also Known As  Margie or Stubby in High School (Source: High school bok) 
    Baptism  23 Jun 1912  Church of St. Anthony, Sterling, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sponsors: Veronica Foy, John Weber
    Residence  1920  ? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Graduation  1929  Crook, Logan County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • See diploma
    Residence  1930  ? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  1932  Ovid, Sedgwick County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence  1954  Ovid, Sedgwick County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence  1958  Ovid, Sedgwick County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  1963  Sterling, Logan County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence  1987  Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation  1958 - stenographer at Sugar Factory in Ovid Colorado 
    Religion  Catholic 
    Local History  Iliff, Logan County, Colorado The history of Iliff dates back to the days of 1881 when the railroad came through Logan County and a siding station was put at this point. The land surrounding Iliff was an immense cattle range in the early 1870's. Long before there was a townthe place was named in honor of J.W. Iliff who headquartered his huge ranch just below where the town now stands. He built his ranch headquarters about the year 1875. (It should be noted that James Michener, in his novel, CENTENNIAL, patterned hisranch in the book after the Iliff ranch. He called it the Veneford. in fact, Mr. Michener spent a lot of time in and around the Iliff area doing research for his novel.) The range of this ranch was one of the largest in the entire west rangingfrom Cheyenne, Wyoming east to Julesburg, Sedgwick County, Colorado with a southern boundary very close to where Highway 14 heads west out of Sterling all the way to Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado. in 1885, 500 railroad cars were filledwith cattle and shipped east from this point and all of the cattle were from the Iliff ranch. From 1883 to 1885 the Iliff and Platte Valley irrigation ditch was constructed to irrigate the rich farmland along the Platte. Land at that time sold for$500 to $1000 per SECTION! January 6, 1887, Iliff was platted and registered with the state by Andrew Sagendorf. A school district was organized two years before that and the first teacher was paid $40.00 a month. There isn't a school located intown now.The first building and business errected was a post office and real estate office by Charles McMillan and another fellow whose first name was Wells. Dave Ayres and Fred Elson built a grocery store and George Butler started a lumber yard.By 1908 there there were numerous businesses including a bank holding over $1,000,000.00 in assets. The main business in town still was the stockyards. By 1918 farming replaced cattle ranching as the main industry with sugar beets and alfalfa thetwo main crops. in 1910 the Iliff independent Newspaper was started. Before the paper folded but held two editors,E.N. Heaton in 1911 and W.L. Strictland in 1912. As Sterling slowly became the business hub of the region the various business inIliff closed their doors never to open again. Submitted by: Jay S. WarburtonILIFF - HEADQUARTERS OF THE CATTLE KinG(12 miles northeast of Sterling on U. S. Highway 138)The town was platted in 1887 and named for John C. Iliff, a pioneer cattleman of the 1860s and 1870s, who owned 15,000 acres of waterholes and surrounding land in Northeast Colorado, and controlled 150,000 more acres, on which he ran 25,000 to50,000 head of cattle. The headquarters ranch was 2 l/2 miles northeast of Iliff at the intersection of roads 46 and 57. It consisted of a two story house, bunk houses, sheds, corrals and chutes, of which nothing remains since they were mostlysod construction.The town pump dating from 1890 remains in the center of town, but the water is no longer drinkable. St. Catherine's Catholic Church, on the edge of town, was built in 1927 to replace the original, destroyed by fire in 1926. The large buildingalongside is the old rectory. Also remaining are the bank, dating from the early 1900s, the dance hall-opera house of 1909, and the Zink Garage. The old depot was moved to the corner of 1st and 5th Streets.in 1928, there were 2 garages, 2 pool halls, the post office, a grocery, a mercantile, the Iliff independent newspaper, school, Baptist Church, hardware, caf‚, dentist, doctor, drug store, barber, blacksmith, hotel, livery stable, theater andelevator. As in early towns elsewhere,The first school was held in the depot (sometimes in the section house) until it was moved to its own small frame building. in the school consolidations these were replaced by large brick buildings served by school buses, so that most small ruralschools were eliminated in the 1930s and the 1940s  [4, 5
    Obituary  WoodLongmont - Mrs. Margie (Harvey) Wood, age 75, formerly of Sterling and Iliff, died Wednesday, Aug. 5 1987, at Lutheran Hospital in Denver. Massachusetts of Christian Burial is scheduled for 1pm Friday Aug. 7, 1987 at Tower of Memories Chapel inDenver. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Denver. Recitation of the rosary was scheduled for 7:30 pm today at Tower of Memories Chapel. The deceased was born May 2, 1912 at Iliff, the daughter of Edgar Weber-Foy.She attended high school in Iliff, and resided in that community until 1932 when she was married at Ovid to Harvey Wood. He was employed by the Great Western Sugar Company. in 1963, he was transferred, and the couple moved to Sterling. They later moved to Fort Morgan and then moved to Longmont, where they resided at the time of her death.Survivors include her husband of Longmont; a son, Terry Wood of Denver, two daughters, Cheryl Waltemeyer of Washburn, Iowa, and Linda Sanders of Longmont; one brother, Philbert Foy of Albuquerque, NM; two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Leabo of Longmontand Verona McKenzie of Sterling, and eight granchildren.  [2
    Died  5 Aug 1987  Luther Hospital, Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Funeral Card - Marguerite Foy-Wood - 1987
    Funeral Card - Marguerite Foy-Wood - 1987
    Obituary - Marguerite Foy-Wood - 1987
    Obituary - Marguerite Foy-Wood - 1987
    Cemetery - Tower of Memories, Crown Hill
    Cemetery - Tower of Memories, Crown Hill
    Jefferson County, Colorado
    Status:
    Buried  7 Aug 1987  Tower of Memories, Crown Hill Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Filled out application for Chinese waitress. Was called in for interview immediately as they thought FOY was Chinese. Wrote a book on the Foy/Weber/McKenzie family, not published.
    Person ID  I20  Sanders
    Last Modified  30 Jan 2010 

    Father  Edgar 'Ed' Arnold Foy,   b. 25 Oct 1881, Bluehill or Pauline, Adams County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1954, 925 E. Mexico Ave., Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Johanna 'Jennie' Lucille Weber,   b. 18 Dec 1881, Binsfeld, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1962, Sterling, Logan County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 May 1903  Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F54  Group Sheet

    Family  Ezra Harvey Wood,   b. 15 Mar 1910, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1994, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Oct 1933  Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
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    Documents
    Census Records - Foy
    Census Records - Foy
    Federal and State Census records
    Family ID  F8  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1932 - Ovid, Sedgwick County, Colorado Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1954 - Ovid, Sedgwick County, Colorado Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1958 - Ovid, Sedgwick County, Colorado Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1987 - Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Foy-Wood, Marguerite
    Foy-Wood, Marguerite
    Photo Album - Foy-Wood, Margie
    Photo Album - Foy-Wood, Margie
    Select individual images.
    Photo Album - Foy-Wood, Margie
    Photo Album - Foy-Wood, Margie
    Photo Album - Foy-McKenzie, Verona #1
    Photo Album - Foy-McKenzie, Verona #1
    Photo Album - Foy-McKenzie, Verona #2
    Photo Album - Foy-McKenzie, Verona #2
    Photo Album - Foy-McKenzie, Verona #3
    Photo Album - Foy-McKenzie, Verona #3
    Photo Album - Foy-McKenzie, Verona #7
    Photo Album - Foy-McKenzie, Verona #7

    Histories
    The Life of Edgar and Jennie Foy
    The Life of Edgar and Jennie Foy
    This is a book about Irish and German immigrants, who settled in the midwest during the 1800's. Their true story is compelling and rich in detail about the trials and tribulations, the successes and most importantly, the family. Through wars, depressions, disease, tornadoes, fires, crop failure, boom and bust, they lived that quintessential American dream. The search for our past is a never-ending journey, that we all must take, in our own way. It is with pride that I share this story of Edgar and Jennie Foy, my great-grandparents, so that our future generations can know where they came from.

  • Sources 
    1. [S294] Memorial/Funeral Card.

    2. [S369] Obituary - Margurite A. Foy-Wood, (Longmont?).

    3. [S368] Obituary - Edgar A. Foy, (Denver Post?).

    4. [S146] Colorado - Iliff, Jay Warburton.

    5. [S147] Iliff, Colorado.

    6. [S109] Marriage Certificate.