Edna Maud Urquhart

19 October 1889–1974 (Age 84)
Birdton, Douglas, York, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Edna Maud

When Edna Maud Urquhart was born on 19 October 1889, in Birdton, Douglas, York, New Brunswick, Canada, her father, George Isburn Urquhart, was 25 and her mother, Frances Bird, was 23. She married John Robert MacDonald on 24 June 1914, in Smiths Corner, Weldford, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Douglas, York, New Brunswick, Canada in 1891 and York, New Brunswick, Canada for about 10 years. She died in 1974, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

John Robert MacDonald
Edna Maud Urquhart
Marriage: 24 June 1914
Eldon Eugene MacDonald
Edith MacDonald
Mary Margaret MacDonald
Carmen Roberta MacDonald

Spouse and Children

24 June 1914
Smiths Corner, Weldford, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada


Parents and Siblings

    George Isburn Urquhart








    Margaret Mae Urquhart


    Frank Urquhart



World Events (3)

1901 · Hartland Covered Bridge

Age 12

July 4, 1901, the Hartland covered bridge was finished. It spans across the Saint John River, making it the longest covered bridge. Until it was built, the only way across the river was by ferry.
1937 · Miramichi Strike

Age 48

August 20, 1937, the Miramichi lumber strike took place. Over 1,500 millworkers and longshoremen struck 14 lumber firms for wage increases.
1955 · Recorder Low Temperature

Age 66

In 1955, New Brunswick broke the record with a freezing temperature of -47.2° C, in Sisson Dam

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from any of four places so called. One in Fife is found in old records ( 1128 ) as Pettnaurcha, a Pictish-Gaelic name meaning ‘the portion of the shot’. Others, including one on Loch Ness, are named with Welsh ar ‘on’, ‘by’ + cardden ‘thicket’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edna Urquhart in household of George Urquhart, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Craighart in entry for Eldon Eugene McDonald, "Canada, New Brunswick, County Register of Births, 1801-1920"
  • Wigerhart in entry for McDonald, "New Brunswick County Registers of Births Index, ca. 1812-1919"

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