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