Thursday, January 22, 2015 Martha (Dalziell or Dalzell) (1910-unknown)

Martha Dalziell was born on 5 June 1910 at 104 Stirling Street in Airdrie, Scotland. Her parents were Robert James and Mary Adams (Riddell) Dalziell. She immigrated to Canada with her older sister in 1926 and went to live with her maternal grandmother, Annie (Cowie) Riddell at 2762 St. Catherine Street in Montreal. Her parents and brothers immigrated the next year.

Canadian Pacific Line's S/S Montnairn; image courtesy of NavSource

Martha married James Nicolson Beaton on 12 September 1931 at the St. Cuthbert's Presbyterian Church in Montreal. They had at least two children -- a son in 1934, James Nicolson Beaton, Jr. and a daughter.

The Canadian voters lists have been some help in tracing where James and Martha lived after their marriage. In 1940 they lived at 1653 Rue Aird; in 1949 at 4507 St. Catherine Street, West, in Westmount, around the corner from her parents; in 1957 they were back in the city, living at 146 Millhaven Avenue; they lived at the same address in 1963. The 1957 voter list indicated Martha was an office worker. It was the only time an occupation was listed for her.

I do not know when she died. Her husband died in December 1983.

1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Dalziel, Robert James (Census 1911 652/00 018/00 015)
Canada, Passenger Lists, 1865-1935, Martha Dalziell, 1926
Canada, Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967, Beaton, James - Dalziel, Martha
Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980, 1940 Beaton, Mrs. James
Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980, 1949 Beaton, Mrs. James
Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980, 1957 Beaton, Martha
Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980, 1963 Beaton, Martha
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1910 Dalziell, Martha (Statutory Births 651/00 0639)
UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960, Martha Dalziell, 1926

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