Sunday 13 July 2014

Hannah Margaret Lever

Hannah Margaret "Maggie" Lever was born on November 3,1861 in Artemesia Township, Grey County,Ontario.She is the daughter of Roger Lever and Rebecca Holley.

Maggie's mother Rebecca Holley
Father Roger Lever

Maggie ran a local dress-making shop and many girls came to her home to apprentice as dressmakers.

March 27,1884  Flesherton Advance

1885 Flesherton Advance
March 24, 1887 Flesherton Advance
April 21, 1887 Flesherton Advance

On September 27,1887, she married Thomas Alberton Blakely. The marriage was performed in Flesherton and Maggie's brother Jacob Lever was the best man.

Blakely-Lever - At the residence of the bride's parents, Flesherton, on Tuesday,28th Rev. A Wilson, Mr Thos. A Blakely, of Maxwell to Miss Maggie Lever, of this town. A large number of friends and acquaintances witnessed the interesting ceremony. The bride was very handsomely dressed and of course both bride and groom looked their best.The young couple have the very best wishes of a large circle of friends and The Advance takes this opportunity to throw its old slipper and a few grains of rice after the estimable young people accompanied by the hearty well wishers of the entire staff. 

Thomas Alberton Blakely and Hanna Margaret Lever had the following children:

Thomas Clifford Blakely was born on 16 Jun 1892 in Dundalk Ontario Canada (Grey County). He died on 07 Feb 1970.
Aleath Leone Blakely was born on 24 May 1896 in Ontario. She died on 07 Sep 1962 in Dunnville, , Ontario, Canada.
Luella Margaret Blakely was born on 30 Jun 1905 in Grey, Ontario, Canada. She died on 13 Oct 1974.
Estelle MYRTLE Blakely was born on 21 Jul 1890 in Flesherton, Ontario, Canada. She died on 20 Oct 1960. She married John Charles Miller on 13 Dec 1913 in York, , Ontario, Canada.
Clarence Elverton Blakely was born on 29 Apr 1894. He died on 18 Jan 1896.
Gordon Roswell Blakely was born on 04 Mar 1902 in Grey, Ontario, Canada. He died on 22 Apr 1993. He married Gloria Gaddye on 04 Dec 1926 in Peel, Ontario, Canada.
Lillian Pearl Blakely was born on 06 Feb 1898 in Flesherton, Ontario, Canada. She died on 12 Oct 1988. She married Harry Stafford on 05 Nov 1918 in Toronto, Ontario Canada.
Florence Margurite Blakely was born on 27 Jun 1900 in Flesherton. She died on 11 Sep 1900.
Wilford Elmo Blakely was born on 19 Oct 1888 in Flesherton, Ontario, Canada. He died on 23 Jan 1947 in Bakersfield, Kern, California, USA.
Letta May Blakely was born on 24 May 1896 in Flesherton, Artemesia Township, Grey County, Ontario, Canada (Twin of Aleath). She died on 15 Jun 1896 in Flesherton, Ontario, Canada (Died at birth).

April 18,1901
Maggie Lever Blakely on L

L-R John Blakely, Jen Linley Blakely,Maggie Lever Blakely, Thomas A Blakely
Thomas Blakely, Hannah Lever Blakely, Luella Blakely Gaddy

Margaret died in May 1926 and is buried in Flesherton Cemetery (Center row 6 # 175 W)

Maggie's obituary in the June 9th,1926 edition of the Flesherton Advance.

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