MARGARET EMILY (McCANLESS) HAGEN

Margaret Emily (McCanless) Hagen
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B. August 1, 1915
D. May 11, 1988
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  • Father: William Earl McCanless born July 12, 1884 in Medicine Lodge, Barber County, KS son of David Alfonso McCanless (1847-1919) and Lucy Marshall McCanless (1847-1926); William died January 22, 1966 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; buried in Acacia Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Sunday, January 23, 1966, page 51:

“McCanless
William E. McCanless, age 81, beloved husband of the late Margaret E.; dear father of William, Henry, Fred, Jack and Margaret Hagen; grandfather of 10; great-grandfather of four.  Services Monday, Jan. 24, 2 p. m., at Matz Funeral Home, 3440 N. Central avenue, Interment Acacia Park.”

  • Mother: Margaret E. (Stevens) McCanless born 1884 daughter of Henry Stevens and Elizabeth (Parks) Stevens; Margaret died September 25, 1944 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; buried in Acacia Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook County, IL
  • Husband: Chester Earl Hagen, Sr. born November 21, 1918 in Albert Lee, Freeborn County, MN; Chester died September 26, 1968 in Hines, Cook County, IL (See section pertaining to Chester Earl Hagen, Sr. buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
  1. Chester Earl Hagen, Jr. born August 8, 1941 in Chicago, Cook County, IL married Kathy Struck; Chester died February 19, 2005 in Elgin, Kane County, IL (See section pertaining to Chester Earl Hagen, Jr. buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  2. Kenneth Gerald Hagen born June 19, 1944 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Kenneth died August 4, 2000 in Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Kenneth Gerald Hagen buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  3. Terrance Hagen; According to the Daily Sentinel (Woodstock IL) Thursday, February 25, 1971, page 5:

TERRANCE A. HAGEN

   LEWIS, WASH. (AHTN-C) Feb. 8 – Army Private Terrance A. Hagen, whose mother, Mrs. Margaret E. Hagen, lives at 1102 West St., Spring Grove, Ill., recently completed eight weeks of basic training at the U.S. Army Training Center, Infantry, Ft. Lewis, Wash.
   He received instruction in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, combat tactics, military courtesy, military justice, fist aid, and army history and traditions.
   Pvt. Hage, whose wife, Wendy, lives at 700 E. McKinley, Mundelein, Ill., attended Grant Community High School, Fox Lake.”

  • Siblings:
    • William Earl McCanless, Jr. born October 16, 1905 in St. Louis, MO; married Ruth Evelyn Syljebeck; William died March 1973; William and Ruth are buried in Ridgewood Cemetery, Des Plaines, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Saturday, March 10, 1973, page 82:

“McCANLESS
William E. McCanless Jr. of Glenview, beloved husband of the late Ruth E. McCanless; fond father of Joyce (Michael) Zerwkh of Seattle; grandfather of Gregory; brother of Henry (Mildred) of Florida, Frederick (Lorrv) of Elmhurst, Margaret Hagen of Spring Grove and Jack (Irene) McCanless of Park Ridge.  Resting at Fitzgerald & Franklin Funeral Home, 1571 Maple Av., Evanston, from 7 to 10 p. m.  Saturday and 4 to 9 p. m. Sunday.  Funeral Monday, 3 p. m., at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2328 Central Rd. at Schermer Rd., Glenview.  Interment Ridgewood Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to St. Francis Hospital, Evanston. UN 9-2900.”

    • Henry David McCanless born December 7, 1907 in Shrewsbury, St. Louis County, MO; married Mildred W. Wallmuth (1912-2000) daughter of William Wallmuth and Rose (Otto) Wallmuth; Henry died April 8, 1997; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Thursday, April 10, 1997, page 40:

“McCANLESS
Henry D. McCanless, 89, of Kankakee, formerly of the Chicago area, retired VP of City Products, Des Plaines, husband of Mildren, nee Wallmuth; father of W. Craig and Marsha McCanless of Burlington, NC and Sharon and Lee Kramer of Manhattan; grandfather of eight; great-grandfather of nine; brother of Jack and Irene McCanless of Park Ridge.  Visitation Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at Senesac Bourbonnais Funeral Home, 1100 N. Convert St. (Rt. 45-52), Bourbonnais, followed by services at 11 a.m. in the chapel.  Info, 815-932-6622.”

    • Frederick Thomas McCanless born February 8, 1912 in St. Louis, MO; married Loretta Gburek on August 9, 1941 in Cook County, IL; Frederick died March 29, 1978 in Elmhurst, DuPage County, IL; buried in Mount Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst, DuPage County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Friday, March 31, 1978, page 39:

“McCANLESS
Fredrick T. McCanless, of Elmhurst, beloved husband of Loretts, nee Gburek; dear father of Keith A. (Nancy); brother of Henry D., Jack I. and Margaret Hagen, services Saturday 11 a.m. at Steuerie Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Av., Villa Park.  Interment Mount Emblem.  Visitation Friday after 4 p.m.  832-4161″

    • Jack Irving McCanless born October 30, 1924 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Veteran (May 12, 1943-September 10, 1945); married Irene E. Monroe; Jack died August 25, 2000 in Danville, Hendricks County, IN; Jack and Irene are buried in Acacia Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Sunday, August 27, 2000, page 107:

“McCANLESS
Jack McCanless, beloved husband of the late Irene; loving father of Freya (Ron) Pahnke, Brad (Marian) and Rod (Tina) McCanless; grandfather of Heather, Michelle, Scott (fiancee Beth), Jason, Brian, Cameron and Connor; great-grandfather of Draven and Chase; fond brother of the late Bill (Ruth), Fred (Lori), Margaret Hagen and Henry (Mildred).  Funeral service Tuesday, 10 a.m., at Drake & Son Funeral Home, 625 Busse Hwy., Park Ridge.  Interment Acacia Park.  Visitation Monday, 3 to 9 p.m.  847-698-3368″

Additional Information:

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 3244 Diversey Ave., the household members were: Wm. McCanless, head, age 35, married, born in Kansas, father born in New York, mother born in Illinois, occupation: rating man – office; Margaret McCanless, wife, age 35, married, born in Missouri, father born in Kentucky, mother born in France; Earl McCanless, son, age 14, single, born in Missouri; Henry McCanless, son, age 12, single, born in Missouri; Henry McCanless, son, age 12, single, born in Missouri; Thomas McCanless, son, age 7, single, born in Missouri; Margaret McCanless, daughter, age 4, single, born in Illinois; Elizabeth Stephens, mother-in-law, age 57, single, born in France, parents born in France, occupation: cashier – Rothchild store.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Chicago City,  Cook County, IL living at 4818 School St., the household members were: William E. McCanless, head, age 45, married at age 19, born in Kansas, parents born in U.S., occupation: salesman – automobile; Margaret McCanless, wife, age 45, married at age 19, born in Missouri, father born in Missouri, mother born “at sea”; Henry McCanless, son, age 22, single, born in Missouri, occupation: accountant – mail order house; Fredrick McCanless, son, age 18, single, born in Missouri, occupation: clerk – mail order house; Margaret McCanless, daughter, age 14, single, born in Illinois; Jack McCanless, son, age 5 5/12, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 5241 Montrose Avenue, the household members were: William E. McCanless, head, age 55, married, highest grade completed: H-4, born in Kansas, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: salesman – automobile; Margaret McCanless, wife, age 55, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Missouri, lived in same place in 1935; Frederick McCanless, son, age 28, single, highest grade completed: H-1, born in Missouri, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: grocery clerk – retail grocery; Jack McCanless, son, age 15, single, highest grade completed: H-4, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935; Chester Hagen, son-in-law, age 24, married, highest grade comlpeted: 8, born in Minnesota, lived in Albert Lee, Freeborn County, MN, occupation: painting – building construction; Margaret Hagen, daughter, age 24, married, highest grade completed: H-2, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: checker – retail grocery.

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