Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Margaret Muir (1925-2007)

Margaret Muir was born on 23 November 1925 in Wayne County, Michigan, to Peter Semple Muir and Mayme Zebio. By 1930 the family had moved to Lenawee County, Michigan, where Margaret's father worked as a steam pipe fitter at an automobile company. By 1940 the family lived at 9335 Hubbell Avenue in Detroit.

According to my grandmother, Margaret had a child in 1943 she named David Lawrence Muir.

Margaret married Herbert Ralph Fortgang on 24 February 1946 in Kentucky. Herbert had attended the Lawrence Technological University for at least two years and worked as an assistant manager in a grocery store when the 1940 census was enumerated. Margaret and Herbert divorced on 17 March 1947 in Wayne County, Michigan, and had no children.

On 14 January 1950 Margaret married Alvin Rose in Detroit. Alvin had not been previously married. The couple had two children and Alvin apparently formally or informally adopted David Lawrence Muir, who then used the name Rose.

They lived in Pleasant Ridge, Michigan, and Alvin worked as an inspector for Pontiac Motors and GMAC during the 1950s.

By 1993 Margaret and Alvin retired to Roscommon, Michigan, which is known for its recreational and outdoor activities on the Au Sable river.

Alvin died in 2002 and Margaret died on 24 May 2007 in North Point, Florida, and was interred with her husband at Gerrish Township Cemetery in Roscommon.

1930 US Federal Census, Census Place: Palmyra, Lenawee, Michigan; Roll: 1007; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 34; Image: 807.0; FHL microfilm: 2340742
1940 US Federal Census, Census Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; Roll: T627_1;888; Page: 18; Enumeration District: 84-1554
Alice (Muir) Jennings Genealogy Notebook, pages 19 and 22
Global, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Memorial No. 46943988
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1950 Royal Oak, MI (Alvin Rose and Margaret Rose)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1953 Royal Oak, MI (Alvin Rose and Margaret Rose)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1958 Royal Oak, MI (Alvin Rose and Margaret Rose)
US, City Directories, 1822-1955, 1960 Royal Oak, MI (Alvin Rose and Margaret M Rose)
US, Michigan Divorce Records, 1897-1952, 1947 Fortgang, Herbert A. - Fortgang, Margaret M.
US, Michigan Find A Grave, 1605-2012, Memorial No. 46943988
US, Michigan Marriage Records, 1867-1952, 1950 Rose, Alvin - Fortgang, Margaret
US, Obituary Collection, 1830-2015, 2007 Rose, Margaret
US, Obituary Daily Times Index, 1995-Current, 2007 Rose, Margaret
US, Public Records Index, Volume I, 1993 Roscommon, MI (Rose, Margaret)
Venice Gondolier, 6 May 2007

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