MacGregor, Maxwell Murdock: Service no. 159138 (Military Medal)

Digitized Service Record

Source: Per record of promotion for A.E. Stevens, reg. no. 158184.

Military Medal

Short Biography:

My grandmother’s sister, Ivy Marie Thompson, was born 28 Oct 1893 in Toronto. In 1921, she married Maxwell Murdock MacGregor.

Max was born in Kemptville, Ontario 8 Aug 1897 to parents James Malcolm MacGregor and Caroline (Carey) Bower. James MacGregor ran the general store in Kemptville until his unfortunate early demise in 1906 in a house fire. Following James’ death, Carey moved to Toronto with her nine children. On the 1911 Canada census, she appears with six of those children, living at 158 Bleecker Street. Daughter Mary and son Charles are working as bookkeepers while sons Donald and Earnest are working as salesmen. Max and his sister Annie are at school.

Max served in the 1st World War (regiment #159138). At the time of his marriage to Ivy, he was working as a salesman. He was an amazing lacrosse player with Toronto’s St. Simons and other teams. His picture appears at the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame in Welland, Ontario.

In later years, Max worked as a lineman for Ontario Hydro. He and Ivy had five children: four daughters and one son.

Source: The Hollywood Connection Blog.

Another Biography

MACGREGOR, Maxwell Murdoch 2
Born: 8 Aug 1897, Kemptville, Grenville, Ontario, Canada 3
Marriage: THOMPSON, Ivy Marie on 21 Apr 1921 in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada 1
Died: before 1965, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada 4
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bullet Facts and details for Maxwell Murdoch MacGregor:

• He lived in Kemptville, Grenville, Ontario, Canada on 16 Apr 1901. 5

• He lived at 158 Bleecker Street in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada from 1911 to 1920. 6

• He registered for military service in WWI on 14 Sep 1915 in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada. 7

• He lived at 462 Pope Avenue in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada on 21 Apr 1921. 1

• He worked as a salesman in 1921 in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada. 8

• He lived at 183 Bleeker St. in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada in 1921. 9 In the 1921 census, he is living with his in-laws.

• He lived at 150 Victor Avenue in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada in 1935. 10

• He worked as a lineman in 1935 in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada. 10

• He lived at 43 Amroth Avenue in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada from 1957 to 1958. 11

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Maxwell married someone Ivy Marie THOMPSON, daughter of John James THOMPSON and Margaret GRIFFIN, on 21 Apr 1921 in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada.1 (Ivy Marie THOMPSON was born on 28 Oct 1893 in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada 12.)

bullet Marriage Notes:

They were married by J. Eward. The witnesses were Mabel Thompson and C. A. MacGregor. 1

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