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 seventeen.
My great-great grandmother Margaret Hindle was born on October 14, 1853 in Chinguacousy, Ontario. Her parents were John Henry and Faith (Collins) Hindle, originally from Yorkshire, England. Margaret was one of fourteen children born to John and Faith.
The 1861 census finds the family in Chinguacousy. John (45) and Faith (45) are there along with John (21), James (18), Faith (16), Harriet (14), Elizabeth (13), Thomas (11), Henry (10), Margaret (9), William (6), Mary (4), Robert (3), and Sarah (1). Already out of the family home was eldest sister Anne, who had married a couple of years previously.
In 1871, John (57) and Faith (54) are home with Thomas (21), Henry (19), Margaret (17), William (15), Mary (13), Robert (12), Sarah (10) and Easther (8).
Margaret Hindle married James Davey in 1875 in Brampton, Peel County, ON. The exact date is not clear from the marriage registration but is probably July 15.
By the 1881 census, James (27) and Margaret (27) are living in Chinguacousy with their children William (5), John (3) and Edward (1).
The 1891 census shows James (37) and Margaret (37) with their children: William (15), John (13), Edward (11), Margaret (9), Samuel (7), Sarah (5), and Thomas (3).
I couldn’t find the family in the 1901 census in Canada. After a lot of digging, they turned up on the 1900 US census for Clinton Township, Macomb County, Michigan. That census shows James (46) and Margaret (46) along with their children: Samuel (16), Sarah (14), Andrew (8), Robert (7) and Alexander (4). James is a day labourer. The family had just arrived in the States at the time of the census.
By the 1911 census, the family is back in Canada. According to the census, the Davey farm was located on Lot 6, Concession 4 in Chinguacousy. James’ (56) occupation is listed as ‘Odd Jobs.’ Margaret (57) is also there along with Andrew (21), Robert (18), Alexander (15), and Ethel (11). It appears that their son John (34) and his family are living with them.
On the 1921 census, James (67) and Margaret (67) are found at home in Chinguacousy with Ethel (21) and Louise (9). Also with the family is James Neal (27), a labourer. At this time, I’m not sure how precisely Louise and James are connected to the family. James Davey’s mother was a Neal so James Neal is probably family, but I’m not sure what the relationship might be.
James died on February 22, 1925, at 71 years of age. Margaret followed him on October 11, 1931 at 76 years of age of what appears to be listed as ‘acute indigestion.’