Margaret Paterson Roy

24 April 1873–1953 (Age 79)
Westville, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Margaret Paterson

When Margaret Paterson Roy was born on 24 April 1873, in Westville, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, William Roy, was 33 and her mother, Christina Ross, was 35. She married Harrison Proctor Millard on 5 December 1898, in British Columbia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1901 and Comox, British Columbia, Canada in 1911. She died in 1953, in Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Harrison Proctor Millard
Margaret Paterson Roy
Marriage: 5 December 1898
George Harrison Millard
Christina Ross Millard

Spouse and Children

5 December 1898
British Columbia, Canada


Parents and Siblings

    William Roy


    Christina Ross




    Ellen MacLean Roy


    John Roy


    David Roy



    Jane Ann Roy


+1 More Child

World Events (3)

1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 36

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.
1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

Age 48

The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.
1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed

Age 72

On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: nickname for a person with red hair, from Gaelic ruadh ‘red’.2 English (of Norman origin): variant of Ray 1, cognate of 3.3 French: from Old French rey, roy ‘king’ (from Latin rex, genitive regis), a nickname for someone who lived in a regal fashion or who had earned the title in some contest of skill or by presiding over festivities.

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

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Sources (3)

  • P Margaret Roy in household of William Roy, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Margaret Millard in household of Harrison P Millard, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Margaret Patterson Roy in entry for John Dickson Moore and Christine Ross Millard, "British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938"

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