Margaret Ellen Chard

FemaleMarch 1882–11 October 1973

Brief Life History of Margaret Ellen

When Margaret Ellen Chard was born in March 1882, in Ontario, Canada, her father, Jonathan Sidney Chard, was 25 and her mother, Mary Elisa Bartley, was 24. She married Alfred John Waddell on 22 July 1897, in Hastings, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 9 daughters. She lived in Hastings, Percy Township, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada in 1911. She died on 11 October 1973, in Frankford, Hastings, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 91, and was buried in Sidney Township, Hastings, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Alfred John Waddell
Margaret Ellen Chard
Marriage: 22 July 1897
Claude Waddell
Louella Bashaw
Neille Waddell
Ralph Waddell
Mary Lu Waddell
Master Alfred Waddell
Ellen Waddell
Luella May Waddell
Edna Susan Waddell
Annie May Waddell
Frances Waddell
Margaret Evelyn Waddell
Master France Alf Waddell
Frank Waddell
John Waddell

Sources (19)

  • Maggie Ellen Chard, "Canada Census, 1891"
  • Margaret Ellen Chard Waddell, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Maggie Ehert in entry for Claude Odell, "Canada, Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 July 1897Hastings, Ontario, Canada
  • Children (16)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    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.

    1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

    Age 24

    Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

    Name Meaning

    English (southwestern): habitational name from Chard or South Chard in Somerset, recorded in Domesday Book as Cerdren, possibly from Old English ceart ‘rough heathland’ + ærn ‘building, dwelling’. In some instances the surname may have arisen simply as a topographic name from ceart.

    In some cases possibly also French: from a shortened form of the personal name Richardon, a pet form of Richard , or a habitational name from Chard in Creuse.

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

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