Margaret Healey

Margaret Healey
b. 18 September 1861, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, to Oliver and Mary (Sullivan) Healey
d. 26 February 1951, Pearl River, Rockland County, New York

m. 18 August 1894, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
Thomas Clark Dexter
b. 6 February 1848, Wadam, Stephenson County, Illinois, to William Powers and Anna Barbara (Wonderly) Dexter
d. 10 October 1929, Rockland County, New York

Children with Thomas Clark Dexter:

  • Marie Gertrude (1897–28 June 1990) married William Griffith
  • Thomas Albert (1899–1993) married Josephine Mildred Walters
  • Margaret (1902–1986) married Frank Cavalli

Margaret Healey was working at William Burford’s bookbindery when she met Thomas Dexter, a salesman for his brother Talbot’s company, the Dexter Folder Co. Talbot Dexter invented the folding machine for newspapers in 1880 in Des Moines, Iowa, but moved his factory to Fulton, New York, and then to Pearl River, New York, in 1894. Margaret emigrated from Indianapolis, Indiana, to Pearl River, Rockland County, New York, in 1894.

Submitted by:
Barbara Dexter Schwartz
Sag Harbor NY


2 thoughts on “Margaret Healey

  1. Barbara Dexter Schwartz

    This entry is not as I submitted it. Talbot was not a Healey but the brother of Margaret’s husband, Thomas Dexter. Talbot Dexter was the inventor of the folding machine for newspapers. Thomas and Margaret’s daughter Marie was born 1897 and died 28 June 1990 Please make these corrections.


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