Margaret (Meg) Elizabeth Bird was born at Woodchester Villa on December 31, 1883, the fifth child. 

Educated at St. Margaret’s, a private school in Toronto, Ontario, where she attained first class honours in English and took honours in Art, Elocution, Latin and Scripture in 1902. 

Mary lived at home, enjoyed traveling and did so frequently with her father and sisters. Her father sent Margaret to look after a Muskoka Home for Overseas Soldiers in London, England. The Clef Club, of which she was a member for over sixty years, sent her $18 to purchase a gramophone for the Canadian Hospital. A fiancée died in World War I. Elected the president of a ladies’ sport club, in 1926, the club was concerned with winter sports including skating, snow shoeing and tobogganing.  

Margaret died on September 25, 1973.


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