Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Margaret Wilkinson

Female Cal 1837 - 1912  (~ 74 years)


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  • Name Margaret Wilkinson 
    Born CALC 23 Sep 1837  Tarbert, , Argyll, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Name Margaret Gilchrist 
    Residence 1862  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-143944 
    Died 11 Sep 1912  Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Killean Cemetery, Puslinch Twp., Killean, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I143944  Generations
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2022 

    Father Neil Wilkinson,   b. CA 1807, of, Argyleshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1865, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Mother Davina Gardner,   b. 1799, , Argyleshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1878, Harriston, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Family ID F36077  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Peter Gilchrist,   b. 1828, Kintyre, Arglyshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1916, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 16 Oct 1862  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. John William Gilchrist,   b. 16 Jul 1865, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1942, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Mary Christina Gilchrist,   b. 4 Dec 1873, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1926, Palmerston, Peel Township, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     3. William Alexander Gilchrist,   b. 1877,   d. 20 Oct 1956, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F36076  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • GILCHRIST, MARGARET (Nee Wilkinson)

      Another of the Puslinch pioneers, on Wednesday morning at 8: 30, September 11, 1912, at her home in Puslinch Township, in the 75th year of her age (74 years, 11 months, 19 days), after a short illness of pneumonia. She was born in Tarbert, Argyleshire, Scotland in 1837. She came with her family in 1853 and nine years later, married Peter Gilchrist and settled on lot 10, rear concession 1 of Puslinch, where she resided until her death. Her vigorous constitution enabled her to attend to her household duties until a short time before her death and she declined, receiving every attention that a husband and an affectionate family could give. Besides possessing the qualities that endeared her to a large circle of friends and relatives, she and her husband were eager students of Gaelic literature, of which she possessed a large library. At her fireside, the visitor was sure of a genial welcome and genuine Scottish hospitality and the wayfarer never went hungry from her door. She was well known in the community, as one of the kindest and best, in a community noted for the hospitality and kindness of its people. Her unexpected death is much regretted by a very wide circle of friends. On Friday afternoon, Sept. 13 at 2, a large gathering paid the last tribute to her memory. Service was conducted by Rev. J. L. Small of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Hespeler, from her residence to the quiet Killean Cemetery, where so may with whom she shared the joys and sorrows of pioneer life have preceded. Pallbearers: Marshall Ferguson, Malcolm Wilkinson, Jacob Cooper, John Robertson and John Gilchrist. Survived by John W. of St. Catharines; Mrs. Angus

      McCormick of Crieff in Puslinch; Janet of the Guelph Public School staff; William A. of Weyburn, SK; Davina, at home; Mrs. (Rev. ) John McKenzie of Elkins, West Virginia; and Mrs. Andrew Leishman of Paris.

      -Additional information handwritten on her funeral card:

      Her father and mother, Neil Wilkinson and Davina Gardner, are buried in Harriston Cemetery. Her brothers, Ronald and William Angus were buried in the Old St. Andrew's Cemetery in Galt; John in Harriston; David, Allan and Alex in Florida; Neil in Bristow, Butler Co., Iowa. Ronald died Sept. 24, 1858, 26 years, 5 days. William Angus died March 6, 1861, 16 years, 9 months. Her oldest sister, Jane, is buried in Killean, Kintyre. Her oldest living(?) sister, Jane, was buried in London, England; Christina on the Isle of Skye; Janet in Arthur; Mary in Ridgetown; and Davina in Harriston, with her father and mother, her brother, John and an uncle of their mother's, Ronald McTavish, who always lived with them, who was 84 the day they landed in Quebec and 96 when he died.

      A Celebration of Lives Obituaries of Puslinch Township, Wellington Co., Ontario Vol 1, Anna Jackson & Marjorie Clark
      Used with kind permission of Marjorie Clark

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Peter Gilchrist b. Argyle, Scotland res: Puslinch Township Age: 30 born abt 1822 father: John mother: Ann Taylor married Margaret Wilkinson Age:: 24 born abt 1838 b. Argyle, Scotland Spouse res: Galt father: Nich mother: Divine Gardner married 16 Oct 1862 county: Waterloo

    2. [S2173] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/175085373.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 23 Sep 1837 - Tarbert, , Argyll, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1862 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Oct 1862 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Sep 1912 - Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Killean Cemetery, Puslinch Twp., Killean, Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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