Margaret Adelaide Peet

24 October 1882–
Raleigh, Kent, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Margaret Adelaide

When Margaret Adelaide Peet was born on 24 October 1882, in Raleigh, Kent, Ontario, Canada, her father, John William Peet, was 31 and her mother, Emma Sharpe, was 28. She married William Angus Bruce Gleeson on 31 December 1902, in Merlin, Kent, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Ontario, Canada in 1882 and Kent, Ontario, Canada in 1911.

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Family Time Line

William Angus Bruce Gleeson
Margaret Adelaide Peet
Marriage: 31 December 1902
Vera Pearl Gleason
Alta Fern Gleeson
Ivan Gleeson
Ola Gleeson

Spouse and Children

31 December 1902
Merlin, Kent, Ontario, Canada


    Vera Pearl Gleason



    Ivan Gleeson


    Ola Gleeson


Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 1

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 4

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 52

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.

Name Meaning

1 English (Lancashire): from a pet form of the personal name Peter .2 Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch pete ‘godfather’, ‘godmother’, or ‘godchild’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Maggie Adelaide Pect, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Maggie Adelaide Peet in entry for Ola Grace Gleason, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Maggie Adelaide Peet in entry for Ola Grace Gleason, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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