Margaret Wallace1

(25 March 1853 - 10 March 1938)

BMDB data

     Margaret Wallace was born on 25 Mar 1853 in IRL.1,2,3
     Margaret Wallace married James Henderson, son of David Henderson and Isobel Manson, on 14 Nov 1873 Port Perry, Reach Twp, ONT, CAN.1
     Margaret Wallace died on 10 Mar 1938 2304 Oxford St, Vancouver, BRC, CAN, at age 84.1

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     James and Margaret Henderson appeared on the census of 1881 Springfield, Selkirk, MAN, CAN, as HENDERSON: James, 38, b SCT C Presb; Margaret, 28, b Ireland C of E; Mary, 6 b ONT; Isabella, 3 b ONT both C Presby.2
     Margaret Wallace appeared on the census of 1891 W 1 1/2 / 7, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, BRC, CAN, with James Henderson, enumerated as HENDERSON: James 48 b SCT F/M b SCT section foreman; wife Margaret 37 b Ireland, F/M b SCT (I think. dittos); Children: Mary 16, Ella 13, both b ONT; Edith 7, Bessie 5 both b MAN; Gertrude 11/12 b BRC; Domestics: Sing SAM, Kay GEO, both b China F/M b China, railway labourers.4
     Margaret Wallace appeared on the census of 1901 Dewdney, Dist of New Westminster, BRC, CAN, with James Henderson, enumerated as HENDERSON: James 59 b Feby 1842 SCT emig 1868 ; wife Margaret b 25 Mar 1853 IRL; Dtrs: Edith 17 b 7 Feb 1884, Bessie 14 b 12 Aug 1887 both b MAN; Gertrude 10 b 23 Jun 1891 b BC.3 It is possible that Margaret Wallace and James Henderson were 2304 Cambridge St, Vancouver, BRC, CAN, in 1911 HENDERSON: James 67 b 6 Sep 1844, SCT retired; wife Margaret 57, b 1854 SCT both emig 1909 (although Margaret's entry might read 1904?); Dtr Bessie b 1 Aug 1886 MAN; (this data sort of fits Margaret but doesn't really fit the rest!)5

All the other info

     Margaret Wallace was deaf. She communicated by having visitors write on a little note pad she always kept by her side.6 Granddaughter Peggy remembers her 'Little Nanny' as always wearing black and being very tiny.6

Family

James Henderson (Nov 1839 - May 1918)
Children
  • Mary Henderson1 (Jan 1875 - Oct 1951)
  • Isabella Henderson1 (Dec 1877 - May 1955)
  • Edith Margaret Henderson1,3 (Feb 1884 - Nov 1955)
  • Bessie Henderson1,3 (Aug 1887 - Mar 1983)
  • Gertrude Matilda Henderson1,3 (Jun 1890 - Jul 1951)
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Last Edited28 Mar 2009

Citations

  1. Wendy GRAHAM (), "MANSON/HENDERSON ex Wendy G," e-mail to L McIntosh (1), rcvd Sep 2003.
  2. MANSON www & Misc. Corres. LDS 1881 Canadian Census: FHL Film 1375918 NA Film Number C-13282 District 183 Sub-district E Page Number 27 Household Number 126 , extracted Sep 2003.
  3. Census image, Canada, via Ancestry.com, 1901 Vancouver, Sub Dist Dewdney, dist New Westminster BRC Dist 2 Sub Dist C-4 pg 7 family 82, hsehold of James & Margaret HENDERSON, extracted Oct 2007.
  4. Census image, Canada, via Ancestry.com, 1891 Maple Ridge, New Westminster (2), BRC Roll T-6290, family of James & Margaret HENDERSON, extracted Mar 2009.
  5. Census image, Canada, via Ancestry.com, 1911 Vancouver, BRC Dist 12 Sub Dist 22 pg 6, hsehold of James & Margaret HENDERSON, extracted Oct 2007.
  6. Peggy LEARD nee McKENZIE (35162), "MANSON/HENDERSON ex Peggy," e-mail to L McIntosh (1), rcvd Sep 2003.

E. & O. E. Some/most parish records are rather hard to read and names, places hard to interpret, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area.