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Maria Scragg was born in 1886 in Stratford, Essex, England, to Emma Jane Houghton and Ralph Scragg. She emigrated to Canada in 1905, eventually settling in Edmonton. She married William Stirling in 1907 and they had one son, Charles Ernest in 1908. William Stirling died in 1918.
In 1920, Maria Scragg Stirling married John Roxburgh, who himself had lost a spouse in 1918. John Roxburgh had been married to Grace Armstrong and they had 3 daughters, Agnes, Ania and Margaret.
After Maria Scragg Stirling and John Roxburgh were married they became a blended family as the 1921 Canadian Census shows Maria’s son, Charles, took Roxburgh as his last name, and Maria was referred to as the mother (not stepmother) of the three girls.
John Roxburgh died in 1958. Maria Scragg Stirling Roxburgh died in 1979. They are buried at the Edmonton Cemetery.
Maria Scragg Stirling Roxburgh is the sister of Richard Scragg.