Myer, Margaret Lackert
From Central Park Historical Society Encyclopedia
Born Febuary 2, 1907 in Canarsie (Brooklyn), NY to Frank and Anna (Miller) Lackert. Margaret was one of the eight children. The Lackert family moved from Canarsie to Central Park in 1918 during World War I. As a girl Margaret worked on her Grandfathers Miller's farm and later would commute to New York City on the Long Island Railroad to work for the Telephone Co., National City Bank on Wall Street. She also worked for Curtis Wright Aircraft gluing the fabric on the wings of small airplanes.
Margaret, a charter member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church , Central Park and St. Paul's first Sunday School teacher before the congregation ever had a real church building. They held services in the old fire house which was located across the street from where the church was later built. Margaret married Joseph Dawson Myer from Farmingdale on May 29th, 1928 at St. Paul's. All four children, Marjorie, Joseph Jr., Robert and Virginia were baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's . Her daughters would marry there and her oldest grandchildren would be baptized there as well. Maragert lived for 81 years in Bethpage, first as a child and then 71 years in a Sears Roebuck home she and her husband built in 1929 on Harrison Ave.
Thanksgiving of 1964 near Farnham, VA, a tragic auto accident took the life of Margaret's husband Joe, and she became a widow at the age of 57. After many weeks of recuperatuon at MCV in Richmond she returned to her home in Bethpage to live on her own until April 2000, when she moved to Weems, VA. Died April 23, 2001.
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