Bernard, Margaret Jane

Birth Name Bernard, Margaret Jane
Gender female
Age at Death 90 years, 10 months

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth March 1, 1856 Lot 19, Prince Edward Island baptized in July 1956.
 
Death 1947 Manitoba, Canada  
 

Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Bernard, Alexander
Mother Mann, Amelia
         Bernard, Margaret Jane
    Sister     Bernard, Catherine Helen
    Brother     Bernard, William Watson
    Sister     Bernard, Rachel Adeline
    Sister     Bernard, Eliza Baker
    Brother     Bernard, Russel George
    Brother     Bernard, James Alexander Cameron
    Brother     Bernard, Richard Herbert Reid
 
Father Bernard, Alexander
Stepmother Graham, Catherine
    Half-brother     Bernard, John
    Half-brother     Bernard, Daniel

Families

    Family of Johnston, Robert Thomas and Bernard, Margaret Jane
Married Husband Johnston, Robert Thomas
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage September 10, 1876 Prince Edward Island, Canada PEI marriages 1871-78 p 373; married by H. J. Clarke
 
  Children
  1. Johnston, John Ira
  2. Johnston, Elias Robert
  3. Johnston, Almar Watson
  4. Johnston, Frederick Ward
  5. Johnston, Walford Andrew
  6. Johnston, Otis Marshall
  7. Johnston, Charlotte Lottie
  8. Johnston, Russel George
  9. Johnston, Daisy Lizzie
  10. Johnston, Elbert
  11. Johnston, Ralph

Media

Narrative

Margaret Jane was born in 1 March 1856 in New London, the eldest daughter of Alexander Bernard and Amelia Mann. Her husband, Robert Thomas Johnston, was born 21 May 1852 in New London, PEI. They were married on 10 Aug 1876, and had 11 children: John Ira, Elias Robert, Almar Watson, Frederick Ward, Walford Andrew, Otis Marshall, Charlotte, Russel George, Lizzy, Elbert, and Ralph. Only three of their children were in the PEI Baptismal Index.

At home in 1901 were Almer, Fred, Otis, Lottie, Elbert and Ralph. They lived in Margate and Kensington, P.E.I.

The family moved out west in 1904, and in the 1906 Manitoba census Margaret and Robert could be found in Winnipeg with Ira, Elias, Almar, Fred, Otis, Lottie, Daisy, Elbert and Ralph.

Margaret (53) was a widow, living with her children in Winnipeg, Manitoba in the 1911 census. The head of the household was her son Ira (34), with Elmar (29), Frederick (27), Lottie (20), Daisy (Lizzy?, age 17), Albert (15), and Ralph (12). Her name was given as Clara in the 1916 census, but the children were the same. Ira and Elmar were working as carpenters, and Fred was with the railway. Lottie was a milliner.

Household Members in 1921 in Winnipeg were:
Margaret Jane Johnstone 64
Ira Johnstone 42
Almer Johnstone 38
Ralph Johnstone 22

From The Descendants of James Woodside and Elizabeth Wilson by J. D. Murray, posted on the Island Register website:
Children of ROBERT JOHNSTON and MARGARET BERNARD are:
i. JOHN IRA JOHNSTON, b. 21 Oct 1877, Kensington, PEI.
ii. ELIAS ROBERT JOHNSTON, b. 29 Sep 1879, Kensington, PEI.
iii. ALMAR WATSON JOHNSTON, b. 20 Dec 1881, Margate, PEI.
iv. FREDERICK WARD JOHNSTON, b. 15 May 1884, PEI.
v. WALFORD ANDREW JOHNSTON, b. 16 Jul 1886, PEI; d. 02 Jun 1887.
. vi. OTIS MARSHALL JOHNSTON, b. 05 May 1888, Moncton, NB; d. 31 Oct 1971, Toronto, Ont.
vii. CHARLOTTE JANE JOHNSTON, b. 22 Aug 1890, PEI; d. 06 Mar 1978; m. GEORGE OLIVER SCOTT, 25 Oct 1916, Winnipeg, Man; d. 20 Aug 1931.
viii. GEORGE JOHNSTON, b. 12 May 1893. d. before 1906
ix. LIZZY JOHNSTON, b. 05 Apr 1894, PEI.
x. ELBERT JOHNSTON, b. 21 Feb 1895, PEI.
xi. RALPH JOHNSTON, b. 11 Jul 1898, PEI.

1906 census of the Western Provinces:
Name: Margret Johnston
Age: 49, Birthplace: Prince Edward Island
Spouse's Name: R J Johnston
Province: Manitoba
Household Members:
Name Age
R J Johnston 53
Margret Johnston 49
Fred Johnston 28
Elaine Johnston 26 (Elias)
Almer Johnston 23
Fred Johnston 21
Otes Johnston 18 (Otis)
Lottie Johnston 15
Darcy Johnston 12 (Daisy)
Edward Johnston 10 (Elbert/Albert)
Ralph Johnston 7

I was unable to find a good match for Margaret in the Manitoba Vital Statistics that are online.

Pedigree

  1. Bernard, Alexander
    1. Mann, Amelia
      1. Bernard, Margaret Jane
        1. Johnston, Robert Thomas
          1. Johnston, John Ira
          2. Johnston, Elias Robert
          3. Johnston, Almar Watson
          4. Johnston, Frederick Ward
          5. Johnston, Walford Andrew
          6. Johnston, Otis Marshall
          7. Johnston, Charlotte Lottie
          8. Johnston, Russel George
          9. Johnston, Daisy Lizzie
          10. Johnston, Elbert
          11. Johnston, Ralph
      2. Bernard, Catherine Helen
      3. Bernard, William Watson
      4. Bernard, Rachel Adeline
      5. Bernard, Eliza Baker
      6. Bernard, Russel George
      7. Bernard, James Alexander Cameron
      8. Bernard, Richard Herbert Reid