|Birth: ||Jul. 27, 1849|
|Death: ||Feb. 4, 1917|
Margaret Stewart was born in 1849 in Kinclaven, Scotland. She was five foot four
inches, 156 pounds. It was said she was a woman of exceptional beauty of form
and feature, her hair was dark brown with a natural wave, eyes dark blue, nose
slightly aquiline. She was the sixth child in a family of seven.
Margaret was baptized in a river in Scotland at 15. She was surprised some time
later when her home teacher began writing poetry to her. Her father said, "He is
a fine young man, Maggie, take him." She was 18 when she quit the linen mills
and went by sailing ship, train and then oxen wagons to Salt Lake City where she
lived in a dug-out on the side of the hill.
They soon moved into a fine two-story home. Her husband often absent on business
ventures left her to raise the children, which she did with unwavering
solicitude to their moral and religious benefit. In 1893 there was a depression
and they lost the family fortune and their home and had to move into the city.
Later as a visiting teacher she was visiting her ladies when she slipped, fell
and broke her foot and never fully recovered. She passed away at 67.
She is remembered for her knowledge of the scriptures and wonderful singing
voice. In fact she enjoyed singing "Wait for the Wagon" and "Ye Banks and Braes
o' Bonnie Doon."
submitted by family memeber
Robert Gardiner (1845 - 1927)*
Robert Stewart Gardiner (1869 - 1871)*
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Created by: KEFleming
Record added: Aug 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95475527