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Re: Trying to find Donald Mackinnon born Isle of Skye
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 22 July 20 12:59 BST (UK) »
Do you have the birth certificate for your grandfather as that should give details regarding his fathers occupation. 

You may also need the 2nd marriage certificate to establish whether Violet was widowed or divorced though she could omit to tell the truth about herself on this.

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Re: Trying to find Donald Mackinnon born Isle of Skye
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 22 July 20 21:11 BST (UK) »
Hi Girl Guide, what was Donald Jnr's occupation at the time of his 1916 marriage?

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Re: Trying to find Donald Mackinnon born Isle of Skye
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 22 July 20 21:37 BST (UK) »
Snippet for you to see, I can see Private but not sure of the rest.

Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
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Re: Trying to find Donald Mackinnon born Isle of Skye
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 22 July 20 21:47 BST (UK) »
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Re: Trying to find Donald Mackinnon born Isle of Skye
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 22 July 20 22:03 BST (UK) »
Thanks, Girl Guide  :)

There are these entries for a Donald McKinnon born c. 1887 in Skye

1911 - www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWRT-K3P
www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5CL-JBY

Haven't yet been able to link it up to anything though.

There is also a Kate McKinnon born in Skye with a son Donald born in Glasgow c. 1890 in the 1891 and 1901 census. No sign of a Donald Snr.

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