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Alexander Gordon Brown. He would have been my uncle
« on: Tuesday 12 September 17 00:00 BST (UK) »
He was born in county building, Dumbarton on september 12 1902. Margaret Mckail Brown was his mother. He was illegitimate. Where is this county building ???


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Re: Alexander Gordon Brown. He would have been my uncle
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 12 September 17 00:17 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat...

Maybe Dumbarton Combination Poor House?

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01kpo/

http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Dumbarton/


Where were they in 1911?

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South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

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Re: Alexander Gordon Brown. He would have been my uncle
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 12 September 17 08:30 BST (UK) »
        Margaret McKail Brown died aged 57 in 1944 at Uphall, Broxburn, West Lothian.   [This is wrong; it is obviously someone else with the same name]
 

P.S.   In 1911, Margaret M Brown, 29, on census at Old Monkland (Western District).
        Alexander G Brown, 8, also at Old Monkland (Western District)
        ...These were separate look-ups, but they both have the same census number 652/1 2/1 and so it looks like they are both together.     Western Monkland, may possibly mean the Shettleston, or Baillieston area.      This information was on the census preview, but you have to pay to open this census to see full details.
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Re: Alexander Gordon Brown. He would have been my uncle
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 12 September 17 10:40 BST (UK) »
Not sure if this is the building of the time but this has Co. Buildings situ between MacLean Place & Church Street...

Map 1892 - 1905

http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=18&lat=55.9445&lon=-4.5664&layers=168&b=1

There's a 'Side by Side' option at the top of the page which shows how it has changed since then.


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South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

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Re: Alexander Gordon Brown. He would have been my uncle
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 12 September 17 15:27 BST (UK) »
His mother, Margaret McKail Brown married in 1915 to John Caughey. She died in 1960

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Re: Alexander Gordon Brown. He would have been my uncle
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 12 September 17 17:16 BST (UK) »
      1911 census: "Killochan", Kenmure, Mount Vernon, Glasgow.
William J.M. Brown, 62, Comm Trav, b Dailly
Agnes C, 62, (married 32 years; 8 children, 5 living), b Greenock
Margaret M, daughter, 29, b Greenock
Agnes C, daughter, 26, b Greenock
Rachel C, daughter, 21, b Denny
Alexander G, 8, Grandson. b Renfrewshire
Robina, 1, Granddaughter, b Old Monkland

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Re: Alexander Gordon Brown. He would have been my uncle
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 12 September 17 19:17 BST (UK) »
His mother, Margaret McKail Brown married in 1915 to John Caughey. She died in 1960

Sorry, struggling to find a 1960 death unless her middle name/initial has been omitted but this looks a possible?

CAUGHEY MARGARET MACKAI 80
1962
644/2 351
Bridgeton

BROWN MARGARET MACKAI 80
1962
644/2 351
Bridgeton


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South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

"OLD GENEALOGISTS NEVER DIE - THEY JUST LOSE THEIR CENSUS"

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Re: Alexander Gordon Brown. He would have been my uncle
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 14 September 17 08:17 BST (UK) »
Thanks Annie. She did die in 1962. I discovered that Alexander Gordon Brown may have died in San Francisco in 1959. Cant find out if its the same person though.  >:(

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Re: Alexander Gordon Brown. He would have been my uncle
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 14 September 17 11:37 BST (UK) »
What do you know about Alexander G?

It would be worthwhile putting a query on the USA board with all relevant info. you have as there are good researchers who can help you.

If you know when/why he was in San Francisco, what his occ. was, if he was married who his wife & children were if he had any?

Include what you have already found which makes you believe it's him & provide a link or source to that info. If it's a family story include what was told to you as it saves people time & effort if they have a background picture.

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

"OLD GENEALOGISTS NEVER DIE - THEY JUST LOSE THEIR CENSUS"