Bernard, Margaret Jane

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

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.

Events

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

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Bernard, Alexanderabout 1811June 16, 1890
Mother Mann, Ameliaabout 1825March 16, 1891
         Bernard, Margaret Jane March 1, 1856 1947
    Sister     Bernard, Catherine Helen Katie May 3, 1857 October 1945
    Brother     Bernard, William Watson 1859 before 1950
    Sister     Bernard, Rachel Adeline September 5, 1860 March 16, 1940
    Sister     Bernard, Eliza Baker September 5, 1862 March 29, 1950
    Brother     Bernard, Russel George June 4, 1865 September 16, 1950
    Brother     Bernard, James Alexander Cameron June 27, 1866 January 6, 1955
    Brother     Bernard, Richard Herbert Reid February 8, 1868 July 2, 1950

Families

Family of Johnston, Robert Thomas and Bernard, Margaret Jane

Married Husband Johnston, Robert Thomas ( * May 21, 1852 + September 28, 1909 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage September 10, 1876 Prince Edward Island, Canada PEI marriages 1871-78 p 373; married by H. J. Clarke  
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Johnston, John IraOctober 21, 1877May 22, 1962
Johnston, Elias RobertSeptember 29, 18791954
Johnston, Almar WatsonDecember 20, 18811948
Johnston, Frederick WardMay 10, 1884before 1978
Johnston, Walford AndrewJuly 16, 1886June 2, 1887
Johnston, Otis MarshallMay 5, 1888October 31, 1971
Johnston, Charlotte LottieAugust 22, 1890March 6, 1978
Johnston, Russel GeorgeMay 12, 1893before 1906
Johnston, Daisy LizzieApril 5, 18941919
Johnston, ElbertFebruary 21, 1895January 2, 1966
Johnston, RalphJuly 11, 1898October 30, 1978