Gazlay Family History
 

FamilyMargaret Percy

Parents

Father[unknown]
Mother[unknown]

Personal Information

Record Created: 9 November 2009; Last Edited: 28 April 2015 
NameMargaret Percy
GenderFemale
Born 4 April 1875 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Married 9 January 1891 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey to Joseph George Voelker3, 5, 10
Married to Charles Elmer Brighton
Died 19451
Buried in Bloomfield Cemetery, Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey1

Family

Spouse 1FamilyJoseph George Voelker (son of John Voelker and Marie _____)
Born 4 August 1868 in Germany
Married 9 January 1891 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey to Margaret Percy
Died 30 January 1915 in Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey
  
Children of Margaret Percy and Joseph George Voelker:
  
+1.FamilyFannie T. Voelker
Born 19 November 1892 in New Jersey
Married ca. 1912 to Clarence Thomas ‘Bud’ Westerfield
Died 1 December 1970
  
2.FamilyMary Voelker
Born 7 April 1894 in Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey
Died 1902
  
+3.FamilyJohn J. ‘Jack’ Voelker
Born 16 April 1897 in Essex County, New Jersey
Married ca. 1921 to Mae Cronin
Died 8 November 1940
  
+4.FamilyMargaret Eleanor Voelker
Born 19 May 1903 in Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey
Married to George Charles Blake
Died 14 January 2004 in New Providence, Union County, New Jersey
  
+5.FamilyJosephine Caroline Voelker
Born 24 July 1904 in Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey
Married 20 November 1921 to William Passmore McGregor
Died 18 August 1923 in Orange, Essex County, New Jersey
  
6.FamilyPercy David Voelker
Born 4 August 1908 in New Jersey
Married to Gladys M. Skinner
Died 24 September 1995
  
Spouse 2FamilyCharles Elmer Brighton (son of John Brighton and Catharine Elmer)
Born 8 February 1879 in New York
Married to Margaret Percy
Died 1 September 1933
  
Children of Margaret Percy and Charles Elmer Brighton:
  
+1.FamilyEvelyn Brighton
Born ca. 1916 in New Jersey
Married to Frank Vitale
  

Sources

  1. Find a Grave (website). Bloomfield Cemetery, Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey, Charles Elmer Brighton and Margaret Brighton: Brighton / Margaret / 1875 - 1945 / Charles / 1879 - 1933 [from grave marker]. The record for Margaret provides the names and approximate birth years of Margaret’s children obtained from census records. The record for Charles indicates his birth date of 8 February 1879 from World War I Draft Registration Card.
  2. Record of visit between Lee Gazlay and Margaret (nee Voelker) Blake, George and Stella Blake, Spring 1996, in which Margaret, George, and Stella provided numerous details about the Voelker family and families that Voelker women married into.
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, New Jersey, Essex County, Bloomfield City, Enumeration District 201, Sheet No. 20A, family of Joseph Volker (31, Germany, Aug 1868, wool carder, immigrated in 1872); wife of 7 years Margaret Volker (25, Pennsylvania, April 1875, 3 children, 3 living); daughter Fannie Volker (7, New Jersey, Nov 1892); daughter Mary Volker (5, New Jersey, April 1895); son John Volker (3, New Jersey, April 1897); mother Mary Volker (75, Germany, Oct 1824, widow, 9 children, 1 living, immigrated in 1872).
  4. New Jersey State Census, 1905, Essex County, family of Joseph Volker (37); Margurett Volker (31); Faney T. Volker (12); John J. Volker (8); Margurett E. Volker (2); Josephine C. Volker (1).
  5. U.S. Federal Census, 1910, New Jersey, Essex County, Bloomfield City, Enumeration District 152, Sheet No. 18B, family of Joseph Volker (41, Germany, carpenter, house); wife of 13 years Margaret Volker (35, New Jersey, 5 children, 5 living); daughter Fannie Volker (17, New Jersey); daughter Margaret Volker (7, New Jersey); daughter Josephine Volker (6, New Jersey); son Jack Volker (13, New Jersey); son Percy Volker (2, New Jersey).
  6. New Jersey State Census, 1915, Essex County, Bloomfield Township, family of Margaret Voelker; John Voelker; Marguerite Voelker; Josephine Voelker; Percy Voelker.
  7. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, New Jersey, Essex County, Orange, Enumeration District 308, Sheet No. 5A, family of Margaret Brighton (42, New Jersey); daughter Evelyn Brighton (3 6/12, New Jersey); daughter Margaret Voelker (16 11/12, New Jersey, machine worker, magneto plant); daughter Josephine Voelker (15 11/12, New Jersey, machine worker, magneto plant); son Percy Voelker (11, New Jersey).
  8. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, New Jersey, Essex County, Bloomfield, Enumeration District 7-349, Sheet No. 2B, family of Charles Brighton (49, New York, machinist, farm implements, first married age 28); wife Margaret Brighton (57, New Jersey, first married age 17); stepson Percy Voelker (22, New Jersey, salesman, oils-wholesale); daughter Evelyn Brighton (14, New Jersey).
  9. U.S. Federal Census, 1940, New Jersey, Essex County, East Orange, Enumeration District 7-88, Sheet No. 9A, family of Frank Vitale (28, New Jersey, truck driver, label plant); wife Evelyn Vitale (23, New Jersey); mother-in-law Margaret Brighton (65, Pennsylvania, widow); son Frank Vitale, Jr. (4, New Jersey).
  10. New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985, Joseph Geo. Voelker, age 23, born in Germany; and Margaret Percy, age 19, born in the U.S.; married on 6 January 1891 in Newark, Essex [County], New Jersey.