Margaret Elizabeth Beckstead

6 June 1863–25 November 1945 (Age 82)
Williamsburgh, Dundas, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Margaret Elizabeth

When Margaret Elizabeth Beckstead was born on 6 June 1863, in Williamsburgh, Dundas, Ontario, Canada, her father, William Abner Beckstead, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Madden, was 25. She married David Simon Duvall on 7 June 1886, in Stormont, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 25 November 1945, in Lanark, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 82, and was buried in Morrisburg, South Dundas, Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

David Simon Duvall
Margaret Elizabeth Beckstead
Marriage: 7 June 1886
Alfred D Duvall
Roy Erlin Duvall
Eva Duvall
Alfred Darius Duvall

Spouse and Children

7 June 1886
Stormont, Ontario, Canada


    Alfred D Duvall


    Roy Erlin Duvall


    Eva Duvall


    Alfred Darius Duvall


Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (6)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 4

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

Age 6

1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 23

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

Name Meaning

1 North German: partly Americanized form of the topographic name Beckstedde from Low German Beck ‘stream’ + -stedde ‘stead’, ‘place’, or a habitational name from Beckstedt near Wildeshausen, Oldenburg.2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of Swedish Beckstedt, an ornamental name composed of the elements bäck ‘stream’ + stedt (of German origin) ‘place’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Margret Becksted in household of William Becksted, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Marggret Duvall, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Margaret E. Becksted in entry for Eva Davison, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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