Margaret was born on 1 MAR 1837 in Kinnaird, Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland, the daughter of William Penman and Ann Christie.
She died on 10 JUN 1912 in Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas.
Her husband was Edward Hotchkiss, who she married on 20 AUG 1855 in Bothkennar, Carronshore, Stirling, Scotland. Their ten known children were Annie (1856-1929), Cornelius (1858-1930), William (1860-1896), Rebecca (1863-1866), Margaret (1865-1947), Edward (1867-1955), Alexander [Sandy] (1869-1937), Rebecca (1871-1946), James (1873-1953) and Mary (1879-1957).
|Birth||1 MAR 1837||
|Death||10 JUN 1912||
|Burial||12 JUN 1912||
!Source: Birth date of 1 Mar 1837 is given from 1957 Hotchkiss family picnic list & Larbert Parish Records. It coincides with the Census if Scotland for 1841 & 1851 which lists her as aged 4 &13 respectively. Birth certificate of Rebecca Hotchkiss . Death Certificate sworn to by C. Hotchkiss gives date of birth as 4 Mar 1837. It lists her cause of death as asthma and old age.
!Married: At the Manse, Bothkennar.
!Obituary: [Burlingame Newspaper] -- Mrs. Margaret Hotchkiss --
Mrs. Margaret Hotchkiss, wife of the late Edward Hotchkiss, died in this city on Monday night, following an illness of less than a week. The direct cause of her death was probably prostration as a result of the fire which destroyed her little home near the Sante Fe tracks, a couple weeks ago. In the fire which destroyed the little home with its entire contents, including some savings and cherished possessions brought from her native land, the old lady barely escaped bodily injury. And though seeming at first suffering no ill effects the shock of her loss doubtless had much to do with her death.
Mrs. Hotchkiss was born in Stirlingshire, Scotland, seventy-five years ago, on March 4, 1887. Her marriage to Edward Hotchkiss occured in 1855. Ten children were born to them, eight of whom are living. They came to Burlingame from Scotland in 1884. Some years prior to his death Mr. Hotchkiss suffered a stroke of paralysis, rendering him partially helpless. Mrs. Hotchkiss has handled a line of teas and spices for several years and has been a familiar and welcome visitor in many of the homes of our city and her perseverance in lines of business the subject of much comment.
Funeral services were held at the little home lately fitted up, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock Rev. C. E. Schaible officiating. The services were largely attended by friends and neighbors and included over fifty children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of the deceased. --