Margaret Primrose McCallum

Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

The Life of Margaret Primrose

Margaret Primrose McCallum was born in 1895, in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada as the daughter of James McCallum. She married Alfred Ashcroft on 17 February 1894, in Blacon, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. She lived in Blacon, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1894.

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Alfred Ashcroft
Margaret Primrose McCallum

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    James McCallum




World Events (3)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 9

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Age 13

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 19

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coluim ‘son of Colum’, a personal name derived from Latin columba ‘dove’ (now often found as Calum). This was the name of the 6thcentury missionary known in English as St. Columba ( 521–97 ), who converted the Picts to Christianity and founded an influential monastery on the island of Iona.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jennie Mary Devos, "British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938"
  • Margaret Primrose Mccallum, "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000"
  • Margaret Primrose Mccallum, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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