Born: April 1878, Louisville, Kentucky.
Died: October 9, 1958, Orangeburg, New York.
Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Nyack, New York.
Margaret was the daughter of Albert Simpson and Margaret S. Simpson, and wife of George Buckman.
She was born while her father was pastor of the Chestnut Street Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Because infant Margaret was dangerously frail, she was baptized in a private ceremony at the manse on April 14, 1878, by Arthur Pierson, a close associate of her father.
In 1880, her family moved to New York City. Their home on 331 West 34th Street became a center for prayer and healing. Margaret grew up under the influence of godly parents and a strong body of believers, living through the years of the founding of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. She spent summers with her family at camp meetings in Old Orchard, Maine.
Around 1897, the Simpsons moved to Nyack, New York, new location of the Missionary Training Institute (now Nyack College). After marriage, she lived most of her life in California. In 1956, Margaret moved back to the Nyack area.
She is best known for tunes she composed for her father’s hymns.