Just a small touch to polish up one of your B-M-D
Sawers -- Miss Marguerite G.
(Daisy), daughter of Augustus Sawers of Peterboro, married Charles
Stuart Buck, M.A., son of John L. Buck of Port Rowan, Wednesday. Her
brother Frederick officiated. Groomsman was Dr. Harold Buck, groom's
brother [Wedding Bells, SR19121003p10]
Her birth was actually registered as "Daisie."
See her birth registration.
Her father, Augustus Sawers II, was the son of the founder of the
Peterborough Examiner newspaper. The following is additional
information about Daisie's grandfather.
From a sketch of the early
settlement and subsequent progress of the town of Peterborough by Thomas W. Poole:
Two prominent citizens passed away from earth during the year 1861. One of
these, Augustus Sawers, Esq., was during the previous year Mayor of
the town, had some years previously founded the Examiner newspaper, and
was for a time its Editor and Proprietor. For a few years previous to his
death he took an active part in politics, and had warm friends and
strenuous opponents. "He was possessed of a good physical
constitution, a vigorous and cultivated mind, a quick perception, and a
happy facility in expressing his views, either by speaking or
writing." His decease occurred on the 6th of August, 1861, in his
42nd year. His remains were interred in the Little Lake Cemetery.
From History of the County of Peterborough, Ontario
by Charles Pelham Mulvany, Charles M. Ryan:
Augustus Sawers was born in Scotland in 1819. His father was a Captain in
the British Navy. Augustus Sawers came to Canada in 1840 for the purpose
of learning farming. Soon after he came he built a saw-mill in Douro, and
subsequently engaged in farming in Smith for about ten years, after which
he came to Peterborough; he there founded the Examiner, which he published
years. He also owned a line of boats running on the lakes
between Peterborough and Lindsay. He was mayor in 1860,when the Prince of Wales visited Peterborough. He once took
part in a political contest for a member to represent the Newcastle
District. In 1845 he married a daughter of Col. Crawford of Douro, by
whom he had four sons and one daughter ; he died in 1861.
University Archives' Peterborough Newspaper Files:
The Peterborough Examiner was established 1856 by Augustus Sawers
as Peterborough's reform paper, taking over from the Despatch.
Keep up the good work!
Robert C. Freeman