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Re: great uncles + aunts who emigrated ROBERTSON,MACDERMID ,KELLEY
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 03 May 15 14:00 BST (UK) »
thanks for this info Sandra ; i'm putting it together for my aunt so she can see how many cousins she actually had even though she never knew them .
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Re: great uncles + aunts who emigrated ROBERTSON,MACDERMID ,KELLEY
« Reply #10 on: Monday 04 May 15 13:20 BST (UK) »
thanks for all your help  sandra; I hadn't looked at burial places
how do you get on to the obituary pages please do you have to be a member  i couldn't look at the one you sent.

they were obviously a close family in Lanarkshire  scotland
nice to know the siblings stuck together up til death  John + james died same year + same last address
interesting that brother in law james Robertson was also at 32069 New Symna beach    Florida

I wonder if it was a private residence or some kind of old peoples home .
 
ps my sister thinks Christina macdermid kelly's children returned to GB
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Re: great uncles + aunts who emigrated ROBERTSON,MACDERMID ,KELLEY
« Reply #11 on: Monday 28 December 15 21:35 GMT (UK) »
The James MacDermid who married Sarah Ross in Brooklyn in 1925 was my Uncle Jim.   My father, David Ross, was Sarah's brother.   I knew James and Sarah's children, my cousins James and Jean.   Both James and Jean were much older than I; their children were my contemporaries.

You asked about “escape from poverty”.  Certainly my Uncle Jim and Aunt Sarah lived a comfortable middle class life.   I spent time at their homes in Dumont, NJ and in New Smyrna Beach, FL.

Indeed James and Sarah's son James died in 1977.   I attended the funeral.  I never knew my cousin James or his family well, and I have lost track of them.

I knew James and Sarah's daughter Jean better.  Jean married a fellow named (*).   Jean and (*) had two children, (*) and (*).   Jean died in 1994 in New Smyrna Beach.

I know quite a bit more about this family, and I'll be glad to share it if you're interested.



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Re: great uncles + aunts who emigrated ROBERTSON,MACDERMID ,KELLEY
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 29 December 15 05:23 GMT (UK) »
that's really good
I will ask my aunt Mary if she  knew or remembers  cousins james + sarah .they probably never met being in different countries .

It would be nice to have photos.
She will be having a 90th birthday in May so I hope to see her .

Just a frivolent question were any of the cousins redheads ?
Aunt Mary told me that my father Eric (mac) was teased at school in Plymouth for his red hair (fairly pale )  . I didn't know this in the 70's he had a beautiful auburn beard tho his hair was light brown . there are more red heads in Scotland ... I wanted to be chestnut and dyed my hair various shades even before fostering a beautiful "ginger" haired girl in Wales . As far as I know sheas never teased for her colouring ..quite common in Cardiff in the 80's

pm me + i will share all research documents i have found so far .

It was the generation before who was poor ...my grandfather Tommy  who joined navy also lived quite comfortably .later..he was a special constable at some point .They owned their own bungalow in Plymouth .

My sister Alisoun visited the birth place and has a photo of the old Macdermid cottages before they were demolished .
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Re: great uncles + aunts who emigrated ROBERTSON,MACDERMID ,KELLEY
« Reply #13 on: Friday 11 March 16 09:53 GMT (UK) »
Hi Brigid,

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Re: great uncles + aunts who emigrated ROBERTSON,MACDERMID ,KELLEY
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 14 May 16 19:40 BST (UK) »
Thanks

Today I went through a stash of my grandfather's photos most are undated and unnamed .apart from wee Jim Robertson  b.1920who turns up between the ages of 2 and 8.and I.m fairly sure that the photo of a couple on their 6th anniversary is of his parents Agnes nee MacDermid and James Robertson .they are lovely little snaps .

It would be great to find the descendant s. To pass them on to .
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Re: great uncles + aunts who emigrated ROBERTSON,MACDERMID ,KELLEY
« Reply #15 on: Monday 16 May 16 15:54 BST (UK) »
tried to pm David Ross but it says his message box is full

disappointed ..my aunt was a hairs breadth away from finding out about her American cousins
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Re: great uncles + aunts who emigrated ROBERTSON,MACDERMID ,KELLEY
« Reply #16 on: Monday 16 May 16 16:00 BST (UK) »
He doesn't have enough posts to use the PM system.  If he posts twice more, it should work.

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Re: great uncles + aunts who emigrated ROBERTSON,MACDERMID ,KELLEY
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 18 May 16 19:46 BST (UK) »
I have photos of christine Kelly  nee macdermid with her in-laws early 20's
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