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Aileen Aletha Meagher

Aileen Aletha Meagher

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  • Name  Aileen Aletha Meagher  [1
    Born  26 Nov 1910  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Departure  Liverpool, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died  2 Aug 1987  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age  76 years 
    Person ID  P-1240897525  Weedmark Family Tree
    Last Modified  9 Jun 2011 

    Father  Arthur Thomas Meagher,   b. 22 Dec 1879, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1968, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location   (88 years)  
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Mary Francis Mulcahy,   b. 1886,   d. 1962, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location   (76 years) 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Family ID  F186  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Nov 1910 - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeparture - - Liverpool, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Aug 1987 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos

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    Aileen Meagher
    Aileen Meagher
    1936 Olympic Games - Berlin, Germany
    1936 Olympic Games - Berlin, Germany
    Aileen Meagher and Canadian team, U.S. team, and British team prior to presentation with medals in Berlin. (Meagher is at the front of the group.)

    Hugh Townsend, Sports Editor, interviewed Aileen Meagher for his article "Memories of Berlin", The Chronicle-Herald, 21 June 1976. Aileen Meagher, Dorothy Brookshaw, Hila Cameron and Mildred Dolson were Canada's bronze medal winning relay team. Halifax sprinter Aileen Meagher nervously, but proudly, ascended the victory podium at the Berlin Olympics. The world looked on, Adolf Hitler was in the crowd, and the place was lined with black-shirt soldiers. Meagher recalled, "A lot of things were different 40 years ago. . . . I just went out and ran around the track as fast as I could go. I didn't have a diet, no special conditioning, I didn't know much about training. I just prepared myself to run as fast as I could." [MG 1, vol. 2999, no. 1, between pp. 232-233]


    Date: August 1936

    Reference no.: Aileen Meagher NSARM MG 1 vol. 2997 no. 2 p. 275 / microfilm no.: 9488
    ''New hat, suit & shoes bo[ugh]t in London: Tho[ugh]t I was very posh!''
    ''New hat, suit & shoes bo[ugh]t in London: Tho[ugh]t I was very posh!''
    Aileen holding a bouquet of flowers. Forty years later, Meagher told Hugh Townsend, Sports Editor, that despite the team's bronze medal, the team received little fanfare upon its return to Canada. Meagher recalled, ''There wasn't much of a welcoming. I was met at the station by my friends. The Herald and Mail gave me a bouquet of flowers . . . but that was about it. No fanfare.'' Townsend's story ''Memories of Berlin'' appeared in The Chronicle-Herald, 21 June 1976.[MG 1, vol. 2999, no. 1, between pp. 232-233]

    Date: 1936

    Reference no.: Aileen Meagher NSARM MG 1 vol. 2997 no. 2 p. 156 / microfilm no.: 9488

    Headstones
    Arthur Thomas Meagher and Mary Francis Mulcahy<br>daughter Aileen Meagher
    Arthur Thomas Meagher and Mary Francis Mulcahy
    daughter Aileen Meagher


    Histories
    Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame
    Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame
    Aileen Meagher
    Aileen Meagher article appeared in The Bluenose, Christmas Edition, 1936
    Aileen Meagher article appeared in The Bluenose, Christmas Edition, 1936
    Date: 1936

    Reference no.: Aileen Meagher NSARM MG 1 vol. 2997 no. 2 p. 275 / microfilm no.: 9488

  • Sources 
    1. [S432478687] Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008.Original data - Library and Archives Canada. Passenger Lists, 1865-1935. Ottawa, Canada: Library and Archives Canada. RG76, T-479 to T-520, T-4689 to T-4874, T-14700 to T-14939, C-451).
      Birth date: abt 1911Birth place: CanadaArrival date: 24 Aug 1934Arrival place: QuebecDeparture date: Departure place: Liverpool, England


  

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