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Genealogy of Alfred John Ramsay and Margaret Sangster.
Ramsay/Sangster family tree.

  Alfred John Ramsay.

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Margaret (Maggie) Sangster.
Born 7 August 1887.   25 April 1886.
Place Balmedie, Belhelvie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.   Greenhill, Cruden, Aberdeenshire,  Scotland.
Died 11 July 1954.   23 August 1950.
Place Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.   Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Married 2 October 1907.   2 October 1907.
Place Winnipeg, Canada.   Winipeg.
Ancestors Alexander Ramsay and Christian (Christina) Hutchison.   George Sangster and Catherine Daniel.
Siblings 4 brothers, 1 half brother.   6 brothers, 1 sister.

 

 

Alfred John Ramsay. 1915.

 

Margaret Sangster. C1907.

Alfred Ramsay (1887 - 1954) was born in Aberdeenshire village of Balmedie, the fifth and last child of Alexander Ramsay and Christian Hutchison. He left Scotland in 1904 and emigrated to Canada where he had several jobs before joining the army.

He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force on 24 October 1914 at the age of 28 and was promoted to the rank of sergeant in the 27th Infantry Battalion, City of Winnipeg.

The Battalion was posted to England in May 1915 and after further training was sent to France in September.
After the battle of Vimy Ridge where he was gassed in April 1917 Alfred Ramsay was sent on medical leave due to amblyopia (loss of sight in his left eye). He requested to be returned to action and survived to return to Canada in May 1919.

The family spent several years on a farm in south west Manitoba before returning to Winnipeg where Alfred qualified as a stationary engineer. He spent the rest of his working life maintaining the heating and ventilation machinery of office buildings in downtown Winnipeg.

  Margaret Sangster (1886 - 1950) was the youngest of eight children of George Sangster and Catherine Daniel. She was born (presumably) at Greenhill, Cruden, the Aberdeenshire farm of her parents.

She emigrated to Canada in 1905 with her brother David and, with him and their brothers William and John, was running a boarding house at 60 Hallet Street, Winnipeg when she met Alfred John Ramsay.

Alfred and Margaret were married on 2 October 1907 in a double ceremony with Margaret's brother William and his bride Blanche Robertson.

Children.

ref Name Born Died Biography.
  Lillian Dunlop 10 Sep 1908 3 Nov 1981 b. Winnipeg, Manitoba, d. Winnipeg, m. 1 June 1940 Frederick James Coutts.Winnipeg.
  Alfred John 13 Jun 1913 30 Aug 1984 b. Winnipeg, m. 14 June 1941 Winnie Brown. Winnipeg.
Son Alfred. Dau Lynne m. Jack Robertson.
  Margaret (Peggy) 13 Jun 1913 6 Sep 1937 b & d. Winnipeg.
  Kathleen (Kay) Alfreda France 26 Nov 1916 Mar 1993.  (1) William (Bill) Reid.
(2) Roy Genthon. 
  Alexander George 1922 2003  
  David Sangster 1922    

 

 
   
L - R. Alfred, Kathleen (in front), Lillian, Margaret (right).
1916.

Page data from Jim Coutts, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.