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Margaret Blaine Walker

14 April 1858–10 December 1921

Born 14 Apr. 1858 in Washington DC.[1] Daughter of Robert Craighead Walker and Eliza Gillespie Blaine.[2] Married Orange J. Salisbury, 23 July 1879, in Pittsburgh; four children.[3] Confidant and dear friend of EBW.[4] Served as the eighth vice president of the Board of Lady Managers for the World’s Columbian Exposition for the World’s Fair of 1893.[5] Elected as the first state regent for the Utah State Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 1897.[6] Died 10 Dec. 1921 in Santa Clara, Santa Clara Co., California; buried in Salt Lake City.[7]

 

[1] John Ewing Blaine, The Blaine Family, James Blaine, Emigrant and His Children, Ephraim, Alexander, William Eleanor (Cincinnati: Ebbert and Richardson, 1920), 80. 1900 U.S. Census, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, ED 49, p. 7, Margaret Salisbury. Pittsburgh, PA, Bureau of Health, Ministers’ Returns of Marriages, 1875–1909, O. J. Salisbury and Margaret B. Walker, microfilm 129913, DGS 7609431, image 658/1304, FHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 13 Mar. 2018), Margaret Blaine Walker (L7FN-HTF).

[2] Mary Jane Seymour, Lineage Book: National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution; 7001–8000; 1895, vol. 8 (Washington DC: National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1899), 203. John Ewing Blaine, The Blaine Family, James Blaine, Emigrant and His Children, Ephraim, Alexander, William Eleanor (Cincinnati: Ebbert and Richardson, 1920), 79.

[3] Pittsburgh, PA, Bureau of Health, Ministers’ Returns of Marriages, 1875–1909, O. J. Salisbury and Margaret B. Walker, microfilm 129913, DGS 7609431, image 658/1304, FHL. 1900 U.S. Census, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, ED 49, p. 7, Margaret Salisbury. 

[4] EBW, Diary, 25 Dec. 1893; 7 Jan. 1896; 4 and 15 Feb. 1898.

[5] Ben C. Truman, History of the World’s Fair, Being a Complete and Authentic Description of the Columbian Exposition (Philadelphia: Mammoth, 1893), 167. “Woman’s Work at the Fair,” Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago), 1 Nov. 1893, 26.

[6] Anita Newcomb McGee, ed., Directory of the Chapters, Officers and Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, February, 1895 (Washington, DC: National Society of DAR, 1895), 216.

[7] California State Registrar, California Death Index, 1905–1988; 1940–1994, p. 9534, Margaret B Salisbury, microfilm 1686047, DGS 5240841, image 48/842, FHL. Salt Lake Co., UT, Death Records, 1849–1949, p. R-1746 (1921) Margaret Blaine Salisbury; Salt Lake County Management and Archives, Salt Lake City, UT.  Find a Grave, database and images (http://findagrave.com, accessed 22 May 2018), memorial no. 158419, Margaret Blaine Walker Salisbury; Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City.