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

Margaret Elizabeth Blacklock

Female 1844 - 1924  (80 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Margaret Elizabeth Blacklock 
    Born 6 Aug 1844  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Interesting story 
    Name Margaret Elizabeth Burrow 
    Religion 1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Free Church 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-253422 
    Died 27 Dec 1924  Winters, Yolo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Winters Cemetery, Winters, Yolo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I253422  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Walter Blacklock,   b. 1810, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. CA 1861, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Jane Millican,   b. 1815, Grahamsrigg, Bewcastle, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 6 Sep 1840  Castleton, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F228722  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elijah Burrow,   b. 1841, Lynton, , Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1884, Rio Vista, Solano, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1864  Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F56598  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Mrs. Margaret E. Burrows, California pioneer and one of the early residents of Winters, passed away at her home here Saturday. Mrs. Burrows slipped from her easy chair while asleep last June and fractured a hip. She had hardly recovered from this when a fall recently fractured the other hip. She failed to recover from the second injury, but was bright in mind and cheerful up until her closing days, in her 81st year.

      Deceased was a native of Toronto, Canada. Her family joined a covered wagon train for California arriving in 1854 in Placerville. There, she was married to Mr. Burrows who had been a member of the same overland train. Mr. Burrow worked as an engineer in the mines and it was there that the daughter, Jennie, who later married Mr. George Taylor, was born.

      From the mines, they went to Rio Vista and at that place Mr. Burrows passed away in 1884. Mrs. Burrows with her family of six, one daughter and five sons came to Winters in 1886 and here she had resided until her death--thirty seven years in the residence of her demise.

      In 1899 her daughter, Mrs. Taylor, came to an untimely death, leaving a large family of girls which she raised as a mother. A son, Jackie, passed away in 1899 and the other four children survive. They are William and Richard of Winters, Charles of Dixon and Worthen of Napa. A half brother, James Blacklock of Birds Landing, a 49'er, and a half brother, John Blacklock, of Hollister, also survive. The grand children she raised are: Mrs. Lillie Chamberlain of Sacramento, Mrs. Josie Hammond of Oakland, Mrs. Agnes Wright of Ontario, Canada and Miss Minnie Taylor who remained at home and has been the main stay of her for many years.

      Funeral services were held Monday, December 29 from the late residence at 2 o'clock. Mrs. Burrows had been a life long member of the Presbyterian church, but her pastor, Dr. Calton, was ill and Rev. H. H. Wilson of the Christian church conducted the services directed by Ross C. Wilson. [____] service was rendered by Mrs. R. E. Baker and Mrs. J. E. Rice.

      The pall bearers were J. R. Briggs, Wilbur Sims, Fred Sims, E. E. Baker, E. H. Edwards and T. H. Fenley. Interment was made in the Winters cemetery.

      ____________________________

      In Sacramento, California, on the 16th Sept., Mr. Elijah Burroughs, of Silver Mountain, to Miss Margaret Blacklock, both formerly of Galt.

      Galt Reporter Oct 28 1864 pg 2

  • Sources 
    1. [S1838] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1861, Galt 1861 Div. 2 Page 22.

    2. [S1788] Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M11784-4 System Origin: Scotland-ODM GS Film number: 1067933.
      Walter Blacklock married Jean Millican 6 Sep 1840 Castleton, Roxburgh, Scotland

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Aug 1844 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Free Church - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Sep 1864 - Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Dec 1924 - Winters, Yolo, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Winters Cemetery, Winters, Yolo, California, United States Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth