The Significance of Names in Margaret's Family

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The Significance of Names in Margaret's Family


Margaret was born very early in the morning, and her parents were choosing names for their meaning. Her name, Margaret, means pearl. Dorothea means "a gift of God." Julia (which means "soft hair") was named after the girl's grandmother and her sister. Only Elizabeth, which means "vowed to God," was named without the parents considering the meaning.


Landon, Margaret (1903-1993)


January 1, 1908


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Over a course of 13 years Kip Landon (Kenneth Landon Jr.) began recording stories from his parents, Margaret and Kenneth Landon, resulting in 95 hours of recordings. Beginning on July 20, 1976, recording finished in June, 1978. The project resumed again in 1982 for a few months. After a long break, the third recording period began in 1988 and concluded in March 1989.

Oral History Item Type Metadata


Margaret Landon



Sound File Location

Box 75: Oral History: "The Landon Chronicles" Tapes 1-20

Clip Location

Hour 11, clip 8


Sub-Series 8: Audio and Video

Main Collection

Series 1: Biographical


Landon, Margaret (1903-1993), “The Significance of Names in Margaret's Family,” Digital Exhibits of Wheaton College, accessed April 22, 2024,