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
Margaret Aitken
Marriage: 17 March 1885
Margaret Williamina Keefer

Spouse and Children

17 March 1885
Sydenham, Grey, Ontario, Canada


    Margaret Williamina Keefer


Parents and Siblings

    Walter Aitken


    Margaret Harkness





    Mary Aitken


    James Aitken


    Agnes Aitken


    Gideon Aitken


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.

Age 17

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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