From 1900 to 1909, the list of the most popular baby girl names usually brought Margaret out in the top three. Maggie, sometimes a given name, and often the shortened form of Margaret, also shows up frequently somewhere in the list.

Today, we shall look at the photos of three women named Maggie.

Kissing Tom (Thomas Taggart) with Maggie Russell on the left – unknown woman on the right. They are standing in front of the old post office on Main Street and the building behind them is where the Vanilla Beans patio is now located. Photo and information supplied to the museum archives by Beulah Knapp.

St. Ed’s Sewing Group 1903 – Maggie Kane Murphy, Rosemary Murphy Howell, Julia O’Grady Kane, Sadie McCann Grant, Mrs. Willie Grant Egan, Mayme Mooney Donnelly. From the pages of The Westport Mirror.

The Lennon Family – left to right – Ethel, Nicholas, Stacia, Alice (boy at far right) Walter, Rob, Maggie, Mary Ann – Maggie Lennon was Mary Sherwood’s Mother. From the archives of The Rideau District Museum