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
1868–
Margaret Paterson Roy
1873–1953
Marriage: 5 December 1898
George Harrison Millard
1897–1988
Christina Ross Millard
1911–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 December 1898
British Columbia, Canada
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

    William Roy

    Male1840–1920Male

    Christina Ross

    Female1838–1910Female

siblings

(6)

    Ellen MacLean Roy

    Female1863–1936Female

    John Roy

    Male1866–1893Male

    David Roy

    Male1869–1927Male

    Female1873–1953Female

    Jane Ann Roy

    Female1876–1876Female

+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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