Gazlay Family History

FamilyMargaret Brown ‘Reta’ McGregor


FatherDavid McGregor (7 September 1864 - 12 February 1944)
MotherNellie Birrell Patterson (16 March 1868 - 8 September 1950)

Personal Information

Record Created: 9 November 2009; Last Edited: 21 December 2013 
NameMargaret Brown ‘Reta’ McGregor
Born 16 February 1893 in Roseville, Newark, New Jersey1, 2, 3
Married ca. 1915 to John Preston Mailler
Died ca. May 1975 in Toms River, New Jersey1


Spouse 1FamilyJohn Preston Mailler (son of William Henry Mailler and Sophia Jane Preston)
Born 25 September 1890 in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York
Married ca. 1915 to Margaret Brown ‘Reta’ McGregor
Died ca. September 1960
Children of Margaret Brown ‘Reta’ McGregor and John Preston Mailler:
+1.FamilyHelen Jane Mailler
Born 9 March 1916 in New Jersey
Partnered with (unidentified)
Married to Robert Harris MacPherson
Married ca. 1947 to Theodore Dwight ‘Ted’ Hoffman
Died 6 May 1996 in Gainesville, Georgia
+2.FamilyJohn Preston ‘Jack’ Mailler, Jr.
Born 5 June 1918 in Madison, Morris County, New Jersey
Married 7 June 1941 in Hanover, New Jersey to Mary DeGroff
Died 27 June 1994 in Escondido, California
+3.FamilyWilliam David Mailler
Born 30 July 1920 in New Jersey
Married to June Kathryn Dobbs
Married to Marie T. Paroline
Died 29 June 1981 in Springfield, Massachusetts


  1. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Margaret Mailler, no. 151-36-9021
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, New Jersey, Essex County, Orange, Enumeration District 299, Sheet No. 7B, family of John Mailler (28, New Jersey, machinist, Edison); wife Margaret Mailler (26, New Jersey); daughter Helen Mailler (3, New Jersey); son Jack Mailer (1, New Jersey); border Wilson Roby (30, New Jersey, clerk, grocery store). They are living next door to Margaret’s parents.
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, New Jersey, Morris County, Borough of Madison, Enumeration District 14-30, Sheet No. 5B, family of John P. Mailler (39, New York, engineer, public utility, first married age 23); wife Margaret B. Mailler (34, New Jersey, first married age 19); daughter Helen J. Mailler (14, New Jersey); son John P. Mailler Jr. (11, New Jersey); son William D. Mailler (9, New Jersey).