Margaret Cleland Watson

F, b. circa 1872
FatherGilbert Watson
MotherAgnes Dunlop Alexander b. c 1837
ChartsDescendants of Matthew Gardner and Margaret Martin
Married NameHer married name was Gardner. 
Marriage*Margaret Cleland Watson married William Gardner, son of George Gardner and Janet Henderson Robertson Gardner
Birth*Margaret Cleland Watson was born circa 1872 at Scotland.1,2,3 
ResidenceShe and William Gardner lived circa 1895 at 52 Dalton Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England.4 
ResidenceMargaret Cleland Watson and William Gardner lived between 1899 and 1909 at 8 Storey Square, Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England.5,1,6,7,8,9,10,11 
Census*Margaret Cleland Gardner appeared on the census of 1901 as the wife of William Gardner at 8 Storey Square, Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England.1 
OccupationMargaret Cleland Watson took over the hatter and clothier business in October 1908 at 52 Dalton Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England, owned by her husband, William Gardner after he went to America. At that time, Margaret called a meeting of his creditors, who agreed to accept a settlement of 4 shillings per pound on his debts.12 
Emigration*She and William Gardner emigrated on 19 May 1910 from Liverpool, Lancashire, England, departing aboard the Allan Line steamship Corsican.13
S. S. Corsican Allan Line
Immigration*Margaret Cleland Watson and William Gardner immigrated on 27 May 1910 to Canada accompanied by Agnes Dunlop Alexander Gardner, Gilbert Watson Gardner, Margaret Watson Gardner, Annie Craig Gardner, William Alexander Gardner and Agnes Dunlop Watson.3 
Occupation*Margaret Cleland Watson was a waitress in a lunch store circa 1911 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada.2 
CensusShe appeared on the census of 1911 as the wife of William Gardner at 168 Clinton Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.2 
Residence*Margaret Cleland Watson and William Gardner lived circa 1920 at 376 Concord Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.14 
CensusMargaret Cleland Watson appeared on the census of 1921 as the wife of William Gardner at 2012 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.15 
ResidenceMargaret Cleland Watson and William Gardner lived circa 1930 at 237 Laughton Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.16,17 
Event-Misc*Margaret Cleland Watson and William Gardner celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary circa 15 August 1944 at Malloney's Art Gallaries, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.18 
Event-Misc*Margaret Cleland Watson celebrated her 90th birthday on 20 January 1962 at War Amputatees Club, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.19 

Family

William Gardner b. 24 Jan 1870, d. 15 Jan 1954
Marriage*She married William Gardner, son of George Gardner and Janet Henderson Robertson Gardner
Children
Last Edited7 Jan 2022

Citations

  1. [S43] 1901 census of England, Lancashire, Barrow in Furness, p. 52, William Gardner; digital image, Findmypast (http://www.findmypast.co.uk : accessed 12 August 2010); citing PRO RG13/4011, folio 30.
  2. [S72] 1911 census of Canada, Toronto West, Ontario, population schedule, district 128, subdistrict 12, p. 5, dwelling 41, family 43, William Gardner; digital image, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 17 August 2010); citing Library and Archives Canada microfilm roll T-20403.
  3. [S73] Manifest, Corsican, May 1910, p. 7 (handwritten), line 16, Wm Gardner; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 August 2010), Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935.
  4. [S188] England, birth certificate for Agnes Dunlop Alexander Gardner, born 18 May 1895; citing 8e/872/52, Barrow-in-Furness registration district and subdistrict; General Registry Office, Southport.
  5. [S189] England, birth certificate for Gilbert Watson Gardner, born 02 May 1899; citing 8e/864/296, Barrow-in-Furness registration district and subdistrict; General Registry Office, Southport.
  6. [S180] England, birth certificate for Janet Robertson Gardner, born 12 April 1901; citing 8e/795/290, Barrow-in-Furness registration district and subdistrict; General Registry Office, Southport.
  7. [S198] England, birth certificate for Margaret Watson Gardner, born 22 August 1903; citing 8e/832/250, Barrow-in-Furness registration district and subdistrict; General Registry Office, Southport.
  8. [S186] England, birth certificate for Annie Craig Gardner, born 7 November 1906; citing 8e/773/377, Barrow-in-Furness registration district and subdistrict; General Registry Office, Southport.
  9. [S184] England, birth certificate for William Johnston Gardner, born 27 June 1908; citing 8e/809/280, Barrow-in-Furness registration district and subdistrict; General Registry Office, Southport.
  10. [S175] England, death certificate for William Johnston Gardner, died 25 November 1908; citing 8e/569/60, Barrow-in-Furness registration district and subdistrict; General Registry Office, Southport.
  11. [S194] England, birth certificate for William Alexander Gardner, born 29 December 1909; citing 8e/729/408, Barrow-in-Furness registration district and subdistrict; General Registry Office, Southport.
  12. [S1750] Cumbria, England, BA - Borough of Barrow-in-Furness (Barrow Borough Council) - 1867-1994, C - Town Clerk's Department - 1867-1985, 8 - Bankruptcy Papers - 1889-1927, BA/C/8/98, Margaret Gardner, Hatter, April 1910; Cumbria Archive Service.
  13. [S74] Manifest, Corsican, May 1910, p. 4, William Gardiner; digital images, Findmypast.co.uk (http://www.findmypast.co.uk : accessed 17 August 2010), Passenger Lists Leaving UK 1890-1960.
  14. [S77] Ontario marriage registrations, 1920, no. 005676, Hillis - Gardner; digital image, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 29 August 2010); citing Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1926, MS932, roll 519, Archives of Ontario, Toronto.
  15. [S1749] 1921 census of Canada, York East, Ontario, population schedule, district 142, subdistrict 35, p. 14, dwelling 4, family 4, William Gardner; digital image, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 07 Dec 2021); citing Library and Archives Canada Series RG31.
  16. [S126] "Weddings: FORBES - GARDNER," The Toronto Daily Star, 12 June 1930, p. 28, col. 5; digital images, Pages of the Past (http://www.pagesofthepast.ca : accessed 8 Sep 2010).
  17. [S134] "DEATHS - GARDNER," The Toronto Daily Star, 21 February 1930, p. 34, col. 1; digital images, Pages of the Past (http://www.pagesofthepast.ca : accessed 12 september 2010).
  18. [S145] "Governor-General Congratulates W. Gardner, Wife, Wed 50 Years," Toronto Daily Star, 21 August 1944, p. 17, col. 3-4; digital images, Pages of the Past (http://www.pagesofthepast.ca : accessed 22 September 2010).

    Governor-General Congratulates W. Gardner, Wife, Wed 50 Years

    When Mr. and Mrs. William Gardner, Rogers Rd., were honoured at a social evening held in Malloney’s Art Galleries, to mark the golden anniversary of their marriage, 14 congratulatory cables and telegrams were read, including messages from the Governor-General of Canada, David Kirkwood, M.P., British House of Commons, Cpl. William Hillis, R.C.A.F., overseas, and Kenneth Hillis, R.C.A.F., Calgary, grandsons.

    George Gardner proposed a toast to the health of the bride of 50 years, to which her husband replied.  Gilbert Gardner presented the celebrants with a purse of money, on behalf of the family.  Gordon Campbell presented his grandparents with a basket of 50 yellow roses, carried by Jean Marie Mason and Barbara Ann Forbes.  The flowers came from the 17 grandchildren.  Rev. J. C. Herbison spoke, and Joan Gardner sang a song composed for the occasion by her mother, Mrs. Gilbert Gardner.  Colin Campbell sang, accompanied by Pat Boal.

    Others present included:  Mr. and Mrs. James Hillis, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Vincent, Mr. and Mrs. George Mason, Mr. and Mrs. George Forbes, Mr. and Mrs. David Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Boal, Miss Lillian Gardner, Reginald Biggs, Mrs. William Campbell, Mrs. J. C. Herbison, L.A.C. and Mrs. George Gardner, Mrs. Colin Campbell, Mrs. Gilbert Gardner, Mr. and Mrs. J. Alexander.

    The following day, Mr. and Mrs. Gardner greeted many friends at a reception held in the home of their eldest daughter, Mrs. James Hillis, Earnscliffe Rd.  Mrs. George Gardner and Mrs. Gilbert Gardner poured tea in the afternoon.  Miss Lillian Gardner assisted in looking after the guests.  The following grandchildren assisted in the evening:  Margaret Hillis, Peggy, Dorothy and Audrey Gardner, Margaret Campbell and Joan Gardner.

  19. [S147] "SOCIAL WHIRL," Toronto Daily Star, 20 January 1962, p. 48, col. 6; digital images, Pages of the Past (http://www.pagesofthepast.ca : accessed 22 September 1962).