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Re: George McPherson
« Reply #27 on: Sunday 02 August 20 19:44 BST (UK) »
New York Passenger List - George McPherson - 1883 and aged 27 years - last permanent address Shetland - arrived 4 December 1910 on the Columbia. Occupation Mason. The person or nearest relative in country from whence came was Mrs L McPherson, Parkfield Road. Shetland. Going to Chicago Illinois. Uncle J Flass ? 553 Dearborn Place, Chicago, Illinois.

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« Reply #28 on: Sunday 02 August 20 20:02 BST (UK) »
John B McKean and May DeShaw divorced in 1915.

Chateaugay Record
May 28, 1915
Page 5

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Sister Mrs. Mary(May) McPherson mentioned in lengthy article about DeShaw sibling reunion 1n 1943.

The Glens Falls Times
September 07, 1943
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« Reply #29 on: Sunday 02 August 20 20:16 BST (UK) »
Another step forward Alex - that was an interesting article and proved the connection of Deshaw and McPherson.

Fred Deshaw - The Post-Star Glens Falls, New York
11 Sep 1943, Sat    Page 14
Apparently Mae McPherson is in Las Vegas Nevada in 1943 - Maybe poor Fred never made that reunion  :'(

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56572269/fred-deshaw-11-september-1943/

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Re: George McPherson
« Reply #30 on: Sunday 02 August 20 21:17 BST (UK) »
No mention of Mae Deshaw/Mcpherson

The Oneonta Star Oneonta, New York - 19 Jan 1951, Fri    Page 3

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56577141/wilbur-deshaw-19-january-1951/

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Re: George McPherson
« Reply #31 on: Monday 03 August 20 18:37 BST (UK) »
I'm working hard to digest all the great information you have provided me. Amazed how George seemed to get around in the United States, I only knew of him in Akron, Ohio and in California. Most surprising for me is that I can't trace a record of his marriage in Scotland. I tried also to find a death certificate for her in Scotland without success. They may have divorced at some point. However no sign of a marriage record for him and Mae.
It seems to me that his first wife probably never came to the U.S. Still quite a few puzzles about the elusive George McPherson !! Nobody left here in Scotland who might have been able to help me. A grateful thanks for all your efforts and the interesting information provided.

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Re: George McPherson
« Reply #32 on: Wednesday 05 August 20 14:45 BST (UK) »
Finally found George McPherson's first marriage. He married Lizzie Johnston on August 30th.1905 in Lerwick, Shetlands. It was a "Christian Bretheren" ceremony.  But checked for a Death for her here in Scotland without success. So, she either came over to the U.S. or they may have been divorced. (The other possibility I would rather not contemplate is that he committed bigamy !!!).
Tracking down his marriage to Mae DeShaw would have helped. 
However,,,a step forward at least.

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« Reply #33 on: Wednesday 05 August 20 18:26 BST (UK) »
Cook County Illinois - Lizzie Jane Johnston - aged 30 years
Birth Date Abt 1883 - Birth Place Dunnesoness Shetland, Scotland
Spouse George MacPherson - Child John Flawo MacPherson.

Illinois birth cert.
   
John Flaws Macpherson - Birth 11 Mar 1913 Chicago, Cook, Illinois.
Registration Date:   10 Dec 1951
Registration Place:    Cook, Illinois
Father's Name George Macpherson Banffshire Scotland
Mother's Name:    Elizabeth Jane Johnston Shetland Scotland
Certificate Number 200308

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NQBY-YH8

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N7ZF-9KM

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q239-1JHZ

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« Reply #34 on: Wednesday 05 August 20 18:31 BST (UK) »
and anc tree gives Thomas George Macpherson 15 May 1906 Commercial Street Lerwick SH1 SCT
died  13 October 1961 (no source given)
married 14 August 1929 to Dolina MacDonald (1904 - 1965)

Death could be this one - Thomas George Macpherson - aged 55 years - 1961 - 088/171
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2 children Alexander John Macpherson 1930 - 2017 and Roderick Ishbel 1936 - 2018

Elizabeth Jane Johnston - 3 JAN 1883 -Tolob, Dunrossness, SHI, SCT
died 28 JAN 1964 -  Dunrossness, SHI, SCT

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« Reply #35 on: Wednesday 05 August 20 18:39 BST (UK) »

1901 Hoyes Cottage 12 Dunrossness Shetland.

Hellen Johnson   49 born 1852 Dunrossness, shetland.
Elizabeth Johnson 18 born Dunrossness, shetland. Knitter of Hosiery.

Parish Dunrossness ED 4 Page  14  Line 8

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