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Margaret Alderson
Female - 1988


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  • Birth  Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Occupation  newspaper editor  [1
    Residence  1988  95 Cambridge St., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-177747 
    Died  4 Mar 1988  Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I177747  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Father  James Alderson 
    Mother  Emma MacKenley,   b. 1882, Alnwick, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1955 
    Family ID  F51297  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Former Editor Dies

      A woman who began working as an assistant social editor and proofreader at the Galt Reporter in 1946, and became one of the first female managing editors in the country, died Friday. Margaret Alderson was "a real live wire", remembers her sister Kathleen Marriott. "She was a vivacious, fun-loving person."

      After about seven years at The Reporter, Miss Alderson moved to a number of newspapers in Canada, including papers in Kirkland Lake, Timmins, Sudbury, Barrie, Cornwall and Welland, rising to the post of managing editor. Mrs. Marriott said that at the time her sister first became a managing editor there was only one other woman managing editor in Canada. And a few years later, when the other woman left her job, she was the sole woman in a traditionally male profession. She even travelled to England, where she worked as managing editor at a daily paper for one year. Miss Alderson was originally from Woodstock. But when she retired, Miss Alderson returned to Cambridge, residing at 95 Cambridge St.

      Cambridge Reporter 7 Mar 1988

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      Margaret Alderson, telegraph editor of the Northern Daily News since 1952, has been appointed managing editor of the newspaper, It was announced Monday. She Is the third woman In Canada, to hold that position on a dally newspaper.- Miss Alderson began her newspaper career with the Galt (Ont.) Evening Reporter as a proofreader In 1946 and later became telegraph editor.

      April 20, 1954 The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, ยท Page 13

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      ALDERSON Margaret Mary - At the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Friday, March 4th, 1988. Margaret Alderson of 95 Cambridge Street, Cambridge. Dear sister of Kathleen Marriott of Cambridge, also survived by a niece Mrs. Erna Little and one nephew Jack Constable both of St. Marys. She was predeceased by her parents Emma and James Alderson. Miss Alderson was a former employee of the Reporter. Friends will be received at Littles Funeral Home, 223 Main Street East Cambridge, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be in Littles Chapel at 1:00 p.m. on Monday. Interment will follow in Trinity Anglican Church Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

      Cambridge Reporter 7 Mar 1988

  • Sources 
    1. [S967] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Cambridge Reporter (1973-2003), Former Editor Dies - 7 Mar 1988.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - - Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1988 - 95 Cambridge St., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Mar 1988 - Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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