Margaret Unger

ID # 857, (1860-1943)
FatherJoseph Unger (1828-1861)
MotherGeraldine Vrooman (1836-1920)
BirthMargaret Unger was born on 6 June 1860. 
MarriageShe married Thomas C. Greenwood on 29 April 1899 at Toronto, Ontario.

Source: 002053-99 Greenwood, Thos. Cooper, age 29, residence Toronto, born England, Journalist, son of George Greenwood and Sarah Ann, married Unger, Margaret, age 29, Toronto, born Ontario, daughter of Joseph Unger and Geraldine. Witnesses were Ethel B. Simpson of Toronto and Georgina A. Droughall of Toronto. Married by C.J. Droughall. They were married April 29, 1899. He is described as a bachelor and she as a spinster.

Margaret's real age was approximately 39 at the time of her marriage.
 
DeathShe died on 8 September 1943 at 5 Westmorland Ave., Toronto, Ontario, at age 83. 
BurialShe was buried on 10 September 1943 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. 
NoteMargaret was with the Vroomans in Harrisburg at the time of the 1871 census. In 1881 she was in Guelph with her aunts, Teressa Galer and Sabina Bookless, and they all lived at the Royal Hotel, according to city directories of the day.

At the time of the 1901 census, Margaret is married to Thomas Greenwood. He is said to have come from England in 1894. They are both described as being Church of England. Her birth date is given as June 6, 1866. This is closer to the truth than her age as it appears on her marriage registration, but, given that her age is said to be 11 at the time of the 1871 census, and the fact that she appeared in her father's will (he died in 1861), her birth year is entered here as 1860. The day and month is taken from the 1901 census.

At the time of the 1911 census Margaret describes herself as a widow. No death registration for Thomas has been found.

Margaret's will, Nbr. 2881, under letters of administration with will annexed, is an unhappy commentary. It wasn't filed until January 27, 1944, some months after her death. She had written the will by hand in 1938 and had it witnessed. Then some years later she blocked out the name of a beneficiary and wrote a short note underneath that the person was not to receive any benefit from her estate. The witnesses could only attest to the original state of the will. The person acting as administrator wasn't one of the witnesses to the will and who knew Margaret's burial wish, at this point, is impossible to say. She wanted to be buried beside her mother at Harrisburg. In the event, she was buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. No stone was erected.

The administrator processed the will as it was originally written. The handwriting at the bottom of the will, as seen on the photocopy, is unquestionably Margaret's.

The will does not mention Margaret's maiden name of Unger, though it certainly mentions Vrooman cousins. When her mother's death registration was filed by the doctor, it appears he made an assumption and entered Margaret's name as Ellington on the line for informant. There is no doubt that her maiden name was Unger. 
Last Edited21 Jan 2015