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Offline Neale1961

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Re: Searching for but stuck.
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 17 October 20 23:51 BST (UK) »
Working from Forfarian’s excellent research, and speculation on the name MACDONALD …….

William Forbes MacDonald born 1925 Barrhead, and died in 2007, with mother maiden name MacPherson
Moira MacDonald born 1927 Barrhead, and died 2000, with mother maiden name MacPherson
John Archibald MacDonald died 1990 with mother maiden name MacPherson (born 1929/1930, but name too common to find definite birth)

Therefore possible marriages are:
Margaret Sillar MacPherson married Archibald McDonald in 1923 Anderston (seems the more probable)
Maggie MacPherson married George MacDonald in 1919 Crieff

I could not find similar matches with children and marriage for the name WEBSTER
You could do similar look-ups using other possible surnames Millar, McKandie or Sutherland.

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« Reply #10 on: Sunday 18 October 20 09:47 BST (UK) »
Good work, Neale1961.

Unknownmale, why not look at one or both of those marriages to see if one of them is your Margaret Macpherson?

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« Reply #11 on: Sunday 18 October 20 10:12 BST (UK) »

Therefore possible marriages are:
Margaret Sillar MacPherson married Archibald McDonald in 1923 Anderston (seems the more probable)
Maggie MacPherson married George MacDonald in 1919 Crieff


Trees on Ancestry have Margaret Sillar MacPherson as daughter of Helen Sillars and Donald MacDonald MacPherson, born about 1900 Renfrew.

Added:
scotlandspeople has Margaret Sellar MacPherson, 1899, Renfrew.


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« Reply #12 on: Sunday 18 October 20 19:50 BST (UK) »
First order of business, a huge belated thanks to all those who have answered. We have pent all day trying to work on the suggestions, to no avail, but will keep trying. Again thanks to all you great folks for your time and efforts.

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« Reply #13 on: Sunday 18 October 20 22:27 BST (UK) »
You have Margaret's date of birth and maiden name - can you request a search of the Scottish 1939 register to see how many Margaret's are listed, or do you need her surname in 1939?

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« Reply #14 on: Sunday 18 October 20 23:51 BST (UK) »
Is it worth checking out britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk for possible birth/death newspaper announcements?  Don't envy you, trying to locate a specific McDonald in Scotland ::) but still ...

Good luck with your search

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