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Margaret Wakefield (1872)

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Margaret Wakefield
Born in Vaughan Township, Ontario, Canadamap
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Margaret was born in January, 1872 in Vaughan Township, Ontario, the daughter of Hannah Jane Thomson 1833-1905 and John Wakefield 1828-1909. She is eight years old living with her family in Vaughan in the 1881 census and she is 19-years old still with her family in the 1891 census. In the 1901 census she is 29-years old, still living at home and, although the census column showing “occupation” has been crossed out, there is a check mark in the column “living on own means.” It is not clear what this means (she is not an employee).

In 1907 Margaret marries John FISHER 1855-? John was born in England and had come to Canada with his family in either 1856 or 1859 (the census records provide conflicting information). He lived in Markham Township – the townshisp to the east of Vaughan -- on a farm with his family. The farm is just a few kilometres east of the village of Thornhill. He is living there in the 1901 census, with his parents (William and Mary) and three unmarried siblings. The family is Methodist.

In the 1911 census, Margaret and John are living on a farm in Markham. Presumably this is the Fisher family farm as the widowed mother of John and the unmarried brother are living with them. They have two children: Edna (7) and Alfred (3). A third child, John, died in 1910 at the age of five as a result of Scarlet Fever.

No further records on Margaret and John have been found.

Margaret and John had the following children:

Edna Fisher 1904-?

John Fisher 1905-1910

Alfred Fisher 1908-?

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[1] 1968 Paterson family tree: shows Margaret Robert as the 9th child of Hannah & John, it shows her spouse, John Fisher, 3 children and descedents.

[2] 1881 census, Ontario, York West (136), Vaughan (E), Div 1, pg 17: John Wakefield (52), English, farmer; Hannah (48), Scotch; James (23); Mary Marsh (28), widow; John (20); Andrew (19); Robert (15); Marget (8).

[3] 1891 census, Ontario, York West, 132, Vaughan, household 67: John Wakefield (58) – born England; Hannah J (53); Margaret (19).

[4] 1901 census, Ontario, York West 131, Vaughan I-1, pg 5-6, family 65,, Transcriber: Lorna Madill; Proof reader: Kevin Hanit: John Wakefield (72), born Oct 20, 1828; Hannah (68); Marg (29); Lillian Plummer (13), servant. From the actual census record, John came to Canada in 1836.. There is some occupation shown for Marg (illegible) but it has been crossed out. However, the column “living on own means” has a check mark.

[5] 1901 census, Ontario, 129, East York, 13, Markham, pg 2, household 15: William Fisher (74), born England, farmer; Mary (65), born England; John (44), born England, farm lab; James (39), born Ont, farm lab; William (34), born Ont, farm lab; Sarah (27), born Ont. The family came to Canada in 1859.

[6] . . . “Margaret Wakefield and John Fisher Married on Wednesday, December 25, 1907 in York, Ontario”

[7] . . . “FISHER, John, m, d. 26 December 1910, b. 24 July 1905, age 5 yrs 5 mos 2 days, b. Markham Twp, died Conc.2 Markham, single, father - John FISHER b. Markham Twp; mother - Margaret WAKEFIELD b. Vaughan, of Scarlet fever, infm - W.A. Wright, Richmond Hill, Markham Twp (York Co) #036092-10”

[8] 1911 census, Ontario, 136, York Centre, 18, Markham Township, pg 3, household 28: John Fisher (56), born in England Sep 1855, immigrated to Canada in 1856, farmer; Margret (39), born Jan 1872; Edna (7), born Feb 1904; Alfred (3), born May 1908; Mary Fisher (78), mother; William Fisher (42), brother. The family lives on Lot 4, Concession 2 and the family is Methodist.


The current biography was prepared by Fred Paterson Nix on Dec 6, 2013.

Thank you to Katharine E for creating WikiTree profile Wakefield-499 through the import of andrew thomson.ged on Jun 7, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Katharine and others.

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