Name: Alisetta Violetta Miller
Given Name: Alisetta Violetta
Nickname: Alice" or "Setta
Change Date: 22 Mar 2014
She was called "Setta" or "Set" by her husband and "Alice" by her parents and siblings.
Birth: DEC 1862 in Riceville, Mitchell Co., Iowa, U.S.A.
Death: 24 SEP 1954 in Garrison Twp., Crow Wing Co., Minnesota, U.S.A.
Burial: Garrison Cemetery, Garrison, Crow Wing Co., Minnesota, U.S.A.
Residence: AUG 1927 Bay Lake, Crow Wing Co., Minnesota, U.S.A.
BIRTH, MARRIAGE, & DEATH RECORDS
Brainerd Dispatch (Brainerd, Minnesota), 3 Mar 1949:
Robert Maghan, Pioneer, Dies In Farm Home
Robert John Maghan, 87, died this morning at 4:10 a.m. at his home in Bay Lake township. Mr. Maghan was born May 15, 1861, in Centeral [sic] county, Ontario, Canada. He had been a resident of Bay Lake township for about 67 years and was a retired farmer. He was married to Alice Setta Miller, July 28, 1884, in Brainerd. Last fall Mr. and Mrs. Maghan celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. The death of Mr. Maghan is the first death due to natural causes in his family in 65 years. Four of Mr. Maghan's grandchildren met death in accidents as did one great grandchild. He is survived by his widow; eight sons, Arthur, Little Falls, Charles, Albert and Lawrence of Deerwood, George and Robert, Arlington, Va., Leslie, St. Paul; four daughters, Mrs. Sam Hammett [Hazel], Deerwood, Mrs. Milton Agar [Alma], Stratford, Ontario, Canada, Mrs. Joseph Bergfalk [Margaret], Duluth, and Mrs. G. A. Peterson [Alice], Brainerd; 45 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Five grandchildren had preceded him in death. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Koop funeral home in Crosby.
[This obituary omitted the 8th son, William, who was living in Duluth at the time.]
1895 census, Township 45, Crow Wing Co., Minnesota:
Robert J. Maghan, 34-M-Canada farmer
Allize Maghan, 32-F-IA housewife
Arthur M. Maghan, 10-M-MN school
William W. Maghan, 8-M-MN school
Hazel G. Maghan, 6-F-MN school
Alma Maghan, 4-F-MN none
Magee Maghan, 3-F-MN none
Charles Maghan, 1-M-MN none
1900 census, Township 45, Crow Wing Co., Minnesota:
Robert Maghan, 39-M-CAN/Ireland/IRE May 1861, married 16 years, immigrated 1881, naturalized, farmer, owns farm free of mortgage
Alice S. Maghan, 38-F-IA/NY/IN Dec 1869, 8 children, 8 living
Arthur M. Maghan, 15-M-MN/CAN/IA Apr 1885, son, farm laborer & school
William W. Maghan, 13-M-MN/CAN/IA Feb 1887, son, at school
Hazel G. Maghan, 12-F-MN/CAN/IA Nov 1888, daughter, at school
Alma Maghan, 10-F-MN/CAN/IA Oct 1890, daughter, at school
Maggie Maghan, 8-F-MN/CAN/IA Mar 1892, daughter, at school
Charles J. Maghan, 6-M-MN/CAN/IA Apr 1894, son
Albert Maghan, 4-M-MN/CAN/IA Nov 1896, son
Alice B. Maghan, 2-F-MN/CAN/IA Nov 1898, daughter
1910 census, Bay Lake, Crow Wing Co., Minnesota:
Robert J. Maghan, 48-M-CAN/IRE/IRE married once, married 25 year, immigrated 1882, naturalized, farmer, general farm, owns farm free of mortgage
Alice S. Maghan, 47-F-IA/OH/IN wife, married once, 12 children, 12 living, housewife
Arthur M. Maghan, 24-M-MN/CAN/IA son, farmer, general farm
William W. Maghan, 23-M-MN/CAN/IA son, painter, house paint
Hazel G. Maghan, 21-F-MN/CAN/IA daughter, teacher, com. school
Alma Maghan, 19-F-MN/CAN/IA daughter, housekeeper, home help
Margaret Maghan, 18-F-MN/CAN/IA daughter, housekeeper, works out
Charles J. Maghan, 16-M-MN/CAN/IA son, laborer, home farm
Albert Maghan, 13-M-MN/CAN/IA son, laborer, home farm
Alice B. Maghan, 11-F-MN/CAN/IA daughter, house help
Robert J. Maghan, 8-M-MN/CAN/IA son
George G. Maghan, 6-M-MN/CAN/IA son
Lawrence C. Maghan, 3-M-MN/CAN/IA son
Leslie E. Maghan, 5m-M-MN/CAN/IA son
1920 census, Bay Lake, Crow Wing Co., Minnesota:
Robert J. Maghan, 58-M-CAN/IRE/IRE immigrated 1880, naturalized 1892, farmer, general farm
Alice S. Maghan, 57-F-IA/unknown/unk wife
Charles J. Maghan, 25-M-MN/CAN/IA son
Albert Maghan, 23-M-MN/CAN/IA son
Alice B. Maghan, 21-F-MN/CAN/IA daughter
George G. Maghan, 15-F-MN/CAN/IA son
Lawrence E. Maghan, 13-M-MN/CAN/IA son
Leslie E. Maghan, 10-M-MN/CAN/IA son
Gerald E. Hammett, 2m-M-MN/CAN/CAN grandson
1930 census, Bay Lake, Crow Wing Co., Minnesota:
Robert J. Maghan, 68-M-Ontario/IRE/IRE married first age 23, immigrated 1881, farmer, general farm
Alice S. Maghan, 67-F-IA/U.S./U.S. wife, married first age 21
Charles J. Maghan, 36-M-MN/CAN/IA son, laborer, farm general
Lawerence E. Maghan, 23-M-MN/CAN/IA son, laborer, farm general
1940 censusBay Lake, Crow Wing Co., Minnesota:
Robert J. Maghan, 78-M-CAN 8 years of education; res. 1935 same house; operator, farm
Alice S. Maghan, 77-F-IA wife, 8 years of education; res. 1935 same house
Robert J. Hammett, 25-M-CAN grandson, 8 years of education; res. 1935 Rush Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada; laborer, farm
HISTORY & BIOGRAPHY
Crow Wing County Historical Society Robert J. Maghan Vertical File 2040:
Robert J. Maghan was born in County Simcoe, Ontario, Canada May 15 1861. He came to the United States in 1880 to Duluth, thence to McGregor, Minnesota, for one year. He then returned to Duluth, stayed in Duluth two years, working there for Greff-Little and Company, Saw-mill operators. He was employed as a "setter" working on steam carriages. He left Duluth and went to Brainerd in the spring of 1883. Stayed there until August 1884. Mr. Maghan having filed on his homestead on Partridge Lake in Bay Lake township, moved onto it in the late fall of the same year. He married Alice S. Miller of Garrison township on July 28, 1884. Mr. Maghans parents came from the north of Ireland to Canada around 1856 by sailing vessel, landing at Montreal, having been many weeks en-voyage.
IMMIGRATION & NATURALIZATION
1884 final citizenship papers filed in Stearns county - first arrived in the United States on or about the 8th of May in the year A.D. 1880. There was no line for the port of entry. The 1880 date is when he and William first came to Aitkin (see William for 1880 census). The rest of the family came in 1881
Father: Charles Hitchcock Miller b: ABT 1820 in New York, U.S.A.
Mother: Eleanor Minerva Albright b: 31 DEC 1826 in Preble Co., Ohio, U.S.A.
Robert John Maghan b: 15 MAY 1861 in Tecumseh Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada
28 JUL 1884
in Garrison Twp., Crow Wing Co., Minnesota, U.S.A.
- Arthur Marion Maghan b: 23 APR 1885 in Bay Lake, Crow Wing Co., Minnesota, U.S.A.
- William Wallace Maghan b: 9 FEB 1887 in Bay Lake, Crow Wing Co., Minnesota, U.S.A.
- Hazel Grace Maghan b: 27 NOV 1888 in Bay Lake, Crow Wing Co., Minnesota, U.S.A.
- Alma Maghan b: 22 OCT 1890 in Bay Lake, Crow Wing Co., Minnesota, U.S.A.
- Margaret Maghan b: 5 MAR 1892 in Bay Lake, Crow Wing Co., Minnesota, U.S.A.
- Charles James Maghan b: 6 APR 1894 in Bay Lake, Crow Wing Co., Minnesota, U.S.A.
- Albert Maghan b: 13 NOV 1896 in Bay Lake, Crow Wing Co., Minnesota, U.S.A.
- Alice Bethya or Berthya Maghan b: 27 NOV 1898 in Bay Lake, Crow Wing Co., Minnesota, U.S.A.
- (son or daughter) Maghan b: JUL 1899 in Bay Lake, Crow Wing Co., Minnesota, U.S.A.
- Robert John Maghan b: 24 JUL 1901 in Bay Lake, Crow Wing Co., Minnesota, U.S.A.
- George Glendon Maghan b: 19 APR 1904 in Bay Lake, Crow Wing Co., Minnesota, U.S.A.
- Lawrence Edmund Maghan b: 21 SEP 1906 in Bay Lake, Crow Wing Co., Minnesota, U.S.A.
- Leslie Eugene Maghan b: 27 NOV 1909 in Bay Lake, Crow Wing Co., Minnesota, U.S.A.