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WATSON, Alexander [12464]
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FORBES, Isabel [12465]
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WATSON, Marjorie [12317]
(1867-1936)

 

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BRIGGS, Thomas [12316]

WATSON, Marjorie [12317] 1

  • Born: 4 Oct 1867, Dundee, Scotland 2
  • Marriage: BRIGGS, Thomas [12316] on 12 Apr 1891 in New Grange, Midlothian, Scotland
  • Died: 8 Sep 1936, Guelph, Ontario, Canada at age 68 3 4
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bullet  General Notes:

According to Aunt Marge, Grandmother Briggs came from a family of about eight children - 4 boys and 4 girls. All would be in Scotland - Dundee and Dunfermlin area. She remembers a Willie, a Bob and a Jeannie. In Scotland they lived in Westfield Cottages area (Dalkeith). She also recalls a Dr. Blackstock.

Grandma Briggs had stroke shortly after coming to Canada, leaving her left side paralyzed. She was able to walk by swinging her leg, but she never recovered.

Grandma Briggs always had candy in her apron pocket, or tucked into the side of her chair.

From the Guelph Mercury, 8 Sep 1936: A native of Edinburgh, from where she came to Guelph in 1910, Mrs. Thomas Briggs died at her home, 117 York Road, on Sunday morning.

Mrs. Briggs' maiden name was Marjorie Watson. She was born in Edinburgh in 1867. Since 1910, she had lived in Guelph continuously.

Mrs. Briggs was a member of the congregation of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, taking a deep interest in many of its parish activities. She was a member of the Ladies Aid...


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Marjorie married Thomas BRIGGS [12316] [MRIN: 4283], son of Stair BRIGGS [12309] and Margaret RIDDLE [2], on 12 Apr 1891 in New Grange, Midlothian, Scotland. (Thomas BRIGGS [12316] was born on 6 Feb 1865 in Newtongrange, Newbattle, Midlothian, Scotland 5 6 and died on 4 Nov 1940 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada 7 8.)


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1 June Marie Bertolet Wheeler (September, 1997).

2 Ronald Sheward.

3 Guelph Mercury, Obituary for Mrs. Thomas Briggs (8 Sep 1936 , , Repository: Guelph Public Library, Guelph, Ontario, Canada).

4 Woodlawn Cemetery, Woodlawn Cemetery burial records (Repository: Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph, Ontario, Canada), Marjorie Watson Briggs.

5 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index, Thomas Briggs.

6 International Genealogical Index.

7 Guelph Mercury, Obituary for Thomas Briggs (Repository: Guelph Public Library, Guelph, Ontario, Canada). Clipping passed on to Ronald Sheward without date noted. Would be on or after 4 Nov 1940.

8 Woodlawn Cemetery, Woodlawn Cemetery burial records (Repository: Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph, Ontario, Canada), Thomas Briggs.


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