Mary Elizabeth Wilkie

21 March 1874–September 1961 (Age 87)
Sprouston, Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Wilkie was born on 21 March 1874, in Sprouston, Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Wilkie, was 31 and her mother, Agnes Wightman, was 39. She married Andrew McPherson Turnbull on 24 December 1902, in Dufferin, Manitoba, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Manitoba, Canada for about 15 years and Macdonald, Manitoba, Canada in 1926. She died in September 1961, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 87, and was buried in Queens Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Andrew McPherson Turnbull
Mary Elizabeth Wilkie
Marriage: 24 December 1902
Agnes Wightman Turnbull
John Turnbull
William James Turnbull

Spouse and Children

24 December 1902
Dufferin, Manitoba, Canada


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Wilkie


    Agnes Wightman




    Thomas Wightman Wilkie


    Elizabeth Wightman Wilkie


    Janet Ann Wilkie


    Agnes Wightman Wilkie


    Alexander Wightman Wilkie


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World Events (8)

1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.

Age 4

Because of a discovery of a £7,000 deficit, City of Glasgow Bank halted operations from November to December 1877. After 10 months after reopening, the bank’s directors announced the bank, itself, had filed bankruptcy. The closure showed a net liability of over £6 million. The bank was so successful with telling people that it wasn’t in error, that the Bank's shares were selling for more than double of what they were actually worth. The bank’s directors were arrested and tried at the High Court. All were found guilty and sentenced to terms of imprisonment. Many Glasgow businesses failed as a result of the bankruptcy and shareholders were called to replenish the bank's losses. One shareholder argued that he had become a shareholder unknowing the fraudulent actions of the bank. Wide effects of the collapse have been seen in limited growth in liability and extensive problems with temporary banking liquidity.

Age 10

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 28

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: from a medieval pet form of the personal name William .2 Altered spelling of German Wilke , written thus to preserve the final syllable.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Turnbull in household of Andrew Turnbull, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"
  • Mary Wilkie in household of Thomas Wilkie, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Mary Turnbull in household of Andrew Turnbull, "Canada Census, 1916"

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