Amy Johnson Crow, on her blog No Story Too Small, has challenged her fellow bloggers to post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. This is week three.
My great-grandmother Margaret (Johnson) Fee was born on September 2, 1883 in Montreal, Quebec to John and Alice Jane (Burton) Johnson. According to the information I have at this point, she was the youngest of four daughters, though only two appear to have survived to adulthood. In writing this post, however, it has become clear I have a lot more research to do on Margaret and her family, so my understanding of her will likely change over time.
The 1891 census finds her living with her family in Montreal, including sisters Emily, Alice and Anna. The 1901 and 1911 censuses also show her living with her parents and older sister Anna in Montreal.
In 1913, on June 7, Margaret married John Everett Fee. I have their original marriage contract in my possession, along with their marriage certificate and both their birth certificates.
BEFORE Mtre JOHN ALEXANDER CAMERON, the undersigned Notary Public for the Province of Quebec, practicing at the City of Montreal.
APPEARED JOHN EVERETT FEE, of the City of Montreal, Mechanical Engineer, OF THE ONE PART
AND Miss MARGARET JOHNSON, of Athelstan, in the Township of Hinchinbrook, County of Huntingdon, in said Province, Spinster of full age of majority,
OF THE OTHER PART.
In July of 1915, my grandmother was born to Margaret and John.
The 1921 census shows the family of three now living in Montreal, where John was a machinist. Margaret and John remained in Montreal until John’s death in 1967. At that time, Margaret relocated to Toronto, Ontario, where their daughter and her family were living.
Margaret passed away in 1971 in Toronto and was buried with her parents in the Athelstan cemetery.