Margaret Aitken

28 August 1852–29 November 1907 (Age 55)
Ontario, Canada

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Aitken was born on 28 August 1852, in Ontario, Canada, her father, Walter Aitken, was 38 and her mother, Margaret Harkness, was 33. She married William Keefer on 17 March 1885, in Sydenham, Grey, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Sydenham, Grey, Ontario, Canada in 1871. She died on 29 November 1907, in Owen Sound, Grey, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 55, and was buried in Leith United Church Cemetery, Leith, Georgian Highlands, Grey, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

William Keefer
1830–1903
Margaret Aitken
1852–1907
Marriage: 17 March 1885
Margaret Williamina Keefer
1886–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 March 1885
Sydenham, Grey, Ontario, Canada
children

(1)

    Margaret Williamina Keefer

    Female1886–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Walter Aitken

    Male1813–1897Male

    Margaret Harkness

    Female1819–1912Female

siblings

(5)

    Female1852–1907Female

    Mary Aitken

    Female1853–1942Female

    James Aitken

    Male1855–1912Male

    Agnes Aitken

    Female1857–1912Female

    Gideon Aitken

    Male1861–Male

World Events (5)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 15

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.
1869

Age 17

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1883 · Mining Boom

Age 31

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish: from the Older Scots personal name Aitken, a pet form of Adam . See also Aiken .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Margaret Keefer, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • Margaret Aitken, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Margaret Atkin in household of Walter Atkin, "Canada Census, 1871"

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