Maggie Moffat McCord, 19082002 (aged 93 years)

McCord, Margaret Moffat (1909-2002)
Name
Maggie Moffat /McCord/
Given names
Maggie Moffat
Surname
McCord
Married name
Maggie Moffat /Vickers/
Birth June 12, 190811.45 a.m. 25 21
Citation details:

District of Fauldhouse, county of Linlithgow

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Maggie Moffat McCord born 12 Jun 1908 11h. 45. a.m. Greenburn, District of Fauldhouse Daughter of Samuel McCord a coal miner and Marion McCord M.S. Knight, married 3 Nov 1906, Kilsyth Informant Samuel Moffat McCord, father

Emigration January 11, 1913 (aged 4 years)
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On 11 Jan 1913 departed London on the ship 'Waimana' (mother Marion MacFarlane Knight McCord aged 26, described as housewife) with children, Agnes, Janet and Maggie. Waimana Official no. 131795, master W. B. Holmes, Steamship line Shaw Savill & Albion Co Ltd, Bound for New Zealand, 18568 square feet, registered tonnage 6734.

Residence 1930 (aged 21 years)
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Margaret's (Maggie's) occupation was home duties.

Residence 1936 (aged 27 years)
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Margaret's (Maggie's) occupation was home duties.

Newspaper Article about 1999 (aged 90 years)
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'Maggie Vickers, she's just remarkable A wife, mother, farmer, successful storekeeper and "a remarkable woman' is how family members describe 90 year old Maggie Vickers of Bellbird. One of the pioneer women of Mount View, Mrs Vickers has had a life of hard work, but she is quick to point out the good times as well. Mother of eight, Mrs Vickers happily recalls those years of what many people consider hard times. Born in Fauldhouse, Scotland, Mrs Vickers came to Australia with her family as a four year old. The home her father, a self-taught carpenter built in Neath, is still standing today. After marrying her husband Alf, the couple settled at Mount View, where they lived in a slab hut without running water of electricity. Two of their children were born there. Life on the farm was proved hard work in the early days before they would build a more modern homestead. Mrs Vickers helped run the farm, which had every square inch of the 40 acres under cultivation. She would care for her brood of youngsters while picking peas. As well as the usual domestic problems, she even had to contend with everything even snakes lurking under the pea bushes. She also remembers "washing days" as taking all day and at the end ensuring all the clothes were starched and ironed. By the time she was 40, the family moved into Bellbird, but she wasn't content with taking a well earned break. She opened up a general store at West Cessnock, which she says people still refer to as "Vickers", even though she sold it more than 20 years ago. The shop saw her work more than 12 hours a day seven days a week. It even involved getting up at 4.30 am to travel to Newcastle to the markets. Her first of many overseas trips began in the later years of owning the shop. Her retirement didn't see her slow up either, as she would take more overseas trips, bringing the total to six visits to Japan, two to Great Britain, one to Aemrica and a number of Pacific cruises. During her lifetime she also enjoyed reading, cooking and sewing and managed to find time to do all three! While the old saying "hard work didn't hurt anyone" may be true, surprisingly Mrs Vickers believes today's lifestyle for women is better. "It is easier for women, and its about time' she laughed. "you need a balance, you need to have enjoyment in your life as well as work" she said. Mrs Vickers, who has 20 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren, was guest of honour at a surprise birthday party for 60 family and friends at East Cessnock Bowling Club. Family members praised their mother saying she had managed to put "several lifetimes into one". She puts down her long life and good health to never smoking and having only an occasional sip of wine. "I have cast iron nerves and a cool head. Not much rattles me, so I can cope with a lot of things", she said. I don't live by any rules and regulations, but I love having my family around me. They are most precious to me", she added.

Death February 13, 2002 (aged 93 years)
Cause of death: Bowel cancer
Family with parents
father
McCord, Samuel Moffat (1883-1958)
18831958
Birth: April 28, 1883 54 29Greenburn, Linlithgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: May 8, 1958Cessnock, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
mother
Knight, Marion McFarlane (1886-1953)
18861953
Birth: July 27, 1886 39 35Fauldhouse, Linlithgowshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: August 14, 1953Cessnock, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
elder sister
McCord, Janet Ramsay (Nettie) (1906-)
1906
Birth: August 12, 1906 23 20Greenburn, Linlithgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: Cessnock, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
22 months
herself
McCord, Margaret Moffat (1909-2002)
19082002
Birth: June 12, 1908 25 21Greenburn, Linlithgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: February 13, 2002New South Wales, Australia
17 months
younger sister
McCord, Marion (1909-1911)
19091911
Birth: October 1909 26 23Fauldhouse, West Lothian, Scotland
Death: August 20, 1911Fauldhouse, West Lothian, Scotland
2 years
younger sister
McCord, Agnes (1912-1975)
19121975
Birth: February 29, 1912 28 25Fauldhouse, West Lothian, Scotland
Death: June 6, 1975Cessnock, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
McCord, Samuel (1914-1983)
19141983
Birth: December 13, 1914 31 28Neath, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 26, 1983Newcastle, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
McCord, Ivy May (1917-1990)
19171990
Birth: January 12, 1917 33 30Neath, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 20, 1990Mosman, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
McCord, Raymond J. (1920-1998)
19201998
Birth: March 28, 1920 36 33Cessnock, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 12, 1998
3 years
younger brother
19232006
Birth: February 24, 1923 39 36Cessnock, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 30, 2006Grafton, Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger sister
McCord, Maria (1926-2002)
19262004
Birth: 1926 42 39Cessnock, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Death: before April 13, 2004Cessnock, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
sister
Private
Family with Alfred Lindsay Vickers
husband
19041997
Birth: 1904 45Mount View, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Death: about November 18, 1997New South Wales, Australia
herself
McCord, Margaret Moffat (1909-2002)
19082002
Birth: June 12, 1908 25 21Greenburn, Linlithgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: February 13, 2002New South Wales, Australia
daughter
19292008
Birth: November 10, 1929 25 21Australia?
Death: August 20, 2008?
daughter
Private
son
Private
daughter
Private
son
Private
daughter
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son
Private
daughter
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BirthGeneral Register Office for Scotland. Scotland's People. Register of Statutory Births [Database Online]
Citation details:

District of Fauldhouse, county of Linlithgow

Text:

Maggie Moffat McCord born 12 Jun 1908 11h. 45. a.m. Greenburn, District of Fauldhouse Daughter of Samuel McCord a coal miner and Marion McCord M.S. Knight, married 3 Nov 1906, Kilsyth Informant Samuel Moffat McCord, father

EmigrationWebsite - www.ancestorsonboard.com. Ancestors on board.com: a journey of discovery. [database - on-line].
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On 11 Jan 1913 departed London on the ship 'Waimana' (mother Marion MacFarlane Knight McCord aged 26, described as housewife) with children, Agnes, Janet and Maggie. Waimana Official no. 131795, master W. B. Holmes, Steamship line Shaw Savill & Albion Co Ltd, Bound for New Zealand, 18568 square feet, registered tonnage 6734.

ResidenceWebsite - www.ancestry.com. Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1954 [database on-line].
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Margaret's (Maggie's) occupation was home duties.

ResidenceWebsite - New South Wales Electoral Role 1936
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Margaret's (Maggie's) occupation was home duties.

Newspaper ArticleLetter - McCord, Betty - Oct 2008
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'Maggie Vickers, she's just remarkable A wife, mother, farmer, successful storekeeper and "a remarkable woman' is how family members describe 90 year old Maggie Vickers of Bellbird. One of the pioneer women of Mount View, Mrs Vickers has had a life of hard work, but she is quick to point out the good times as well. Mother of eight, Mrs Vickers happily recalls those years of what many people consider hard times. Born in Fauldhouse, Scotland, Mrs Vickers came to Australia with her family as a four year old. The home her father, a self-taught carpenter built in Neath, is still standing today. After marrying her husband Alf, the couple settled at Mount View, where they lived in a slab hut without running water of electricity. Two of their children were born there. Life on the farm was proved hard work in the early days before they would build a more modern homestead. Mrs Vickers helped run the farm, which had every square inch of the 40 acres under cultivation. She would care for her brood of youngsters while picking peas. As well as the usual domestic problems, she even had to contend with everything even snakes lurking under the pea bushes. She also remembers "washing days" as taking all day and at the end ensuring all the clothes were starched and ironed. By the time she was 40, the family moved into Bellbird, but she wasn't content with taking a well earned break. She opened up a general store at West Cessnock, which she says people still refer to as "Vickers", even though she sold it more than 20 years ago. The shop saw her work more than 12 hours a day seven days a week. It even involved getting up at 4.30 am to travel to Newcastle to the markets. Her first of many overseas trips began in the later years of owning the shop. Her retirement didn't see her slow up either, as she would take more overseas trips, bringing the total to six visits to Japan, two to Great Britain, one to Aemrica and a number of Pacific cruises. During her lifetime she also enjoyed reading, cooking and sewing and managed to find time to do all three! While the old saying "hard work didn't hurt anyone" may be true, surprisingly Mrs Vickers believes today's lifestyle for women is better. "It is easier for women, and its about time' she laughed. "you need a balance, you need to have enjoyment in your life as well as work" she said. Mrs Vickers, who has 20 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren, was guest of honour at a surprise birthday party for 60 family and friends at East Cessnock Bowling Club. Family members praised their mother saying she had managed to put "several lifetimes into one". She puts down her long life and good health to never smoking and having only an occasional sip of wine. "I have cast iron nerves and a cool head. Not much rattles me, so I can cope with a lot of things", she said. I don't live by any rules and regulations, but I love having my family around me. They are most precious to me", she added.