Further details, where known, of the children of John Eadie and Margaret Hendry

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Further details, where known, of the children of John Eadie and Margaret Hendry


Margaret Eadie was born about 1838 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

Margaret married James Smith, a "Coal Hill Clerk", on 10 June 1864 in Calton, Glasgow. James was born on 4 March 1836 in Campbeltown, Argyll, the son of James Smith, a "Carter", and Margaret Breckenbridge. . At the time of the marriage both parties gave their addresses as "Keppochhill, Maryhill Parish" and the witnesses were John Eadie and Robert Smith. At the time of his wedding his father was not marked as deceased, although his mother was. 

James and Margaret had the following known child:

James Smith died only 5 years after their marriage on 1 June 1869 at Mission Coast Home, Kyleshill, Saltcoats. The informant on the death certificate was Margaret his widow, and James Smith's occupation is again given as "Collier Clerk". James Smith's parents were confirmed as James Smith and Margaret Breckenbridge, although his father's occupation was given as "Labourer". The Mission Coast Home, Saltcoats was set up by James Smith, sometime tailor in Saltcoats, and latterly City Missionary in Glasgow, to provide free accommoda­tion at the seaside, for the poor and sick of Glasgow . (For details of the genealogy of James Smith of the Saltcoats Mission Coast Home - Click here). At the time of James's death the "Home" consisted of rented rooms in Kyleshill, but in 1874 a purpose built building was erected. James's death was commemorated on the Eadie headstone in Sighthill Cemetery, Springburn.

For the census of 1911 Margaret was living with her niece, Margaret McKellar, daughter of her sister Ann and William McKellar at 64 Holyrude Quadrant, Glasgow.

1911 Census (2 April) Maryhill - 644/13 Book 1, Page 25

26 Holyrude Quadrant, Glasgow, (identified as having 4 Rooms with 1 or more windows)

Name

Relationship

Age      

Duration of

Marriage

No of

Children Born

No of Children

Surviving

Occupation

Where Born

Margaret McKellar Head 36       Dressmaker (AT Home on Own Accord) Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Margaret Smith Aunt 73 Widow     Verger St Mary's Cathedral Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Margaret died on 5 Sep 1914 in 26 Holyrood Quadrant, Glasgow, and was buried in Sighthill Cemetery, Springburn, Glasgow.

Ann Eadie was born about 1840 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

Ann married William McKellar, an "Engine Fitter", on 11 April 1873 in Barony, Lanarkshire. William was the son of Archibald McKellar, a "Carter", and Elizabeth Wilson. At the time of the marriage Ann's address was given as "Fraser's Land, Keppochhill", and William's address as "343 North Woodside Road". The witnesses were Alexander Black and Annie Young. William was born about 1831 and at the time of the wedding both his parents are recorded as deceased. 

Ann and William had the following children: (for further details of Ann and William's children where known - click here.)

Ann's husband, William died only seven years after the marriage on 7 January 1880 at 3 Bedlay Street, Dennistoun, Glasgow. The informant on the death certificate was Ann his widow, and William's occupation is again given as "Engine Fitter".  William's parents were confirmed as Archibald McKellar, a "Carter", and Elizabeth Wilson.

Ann died on 14 Sep 1891 in 9 Fraserbank Street, Glasgow, and was buried in Sighthill Cemetery, Springburn, Glasgow.

Mary Hendry Eadie was born on 23 Jan 1843 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

It would seem that sometime in the first half of the 1860's Mary met a John Wilson in Glasgow.  Although John's family were in originally from Lesmahagow, by the census of 1861 John and his sister Jane were working as weavers in Glasgow and were lodging in the house of Mary Findlay,  at 9 Baird Street, Glasgow not far from the Keppochill area of Glasgow. As this address was not too far from where Mary was living at the time and as she was also employed as a weaver, it would seem likely that it was how they met.

According to John Wilson's later death certificate of 1912 his parents were John Wilson and Annie Caldwell with a date of birth calculated from the same death certificate being 8 March 1842. There is a record of a John Wilson and an Anne Caldwell having two offspring in Lesmahagow, outside of Glasgow, Anne born 1 July 1855 and Allan born 24 April 1858, and of John in the family household in Crossford, Lesmahagow, for the census of 1851, all of which substantiate this claim. (for further details of John Wilson's parents etc. - click here.)

In the October of 1865 John emigrated to US on the SS Hibernia arriving in New York on the 30 October 1865. The Hibernia was a new ship having been launched on 27 April 1865 and having had her maiden voyage across the Atlantic from Glasgow to New York on 9 June 1865. I believe the journey took approx two weeks. She was built by Alexander Stephen and Sons of Glasgow for the Anchor Line of the same city, the Hibernia was a 278' long iron hull, single screw passenger-cargo ship which carried three masts and was fully rigged for sail. It would seem possible that the John's emigration was in part down to him having cousins in Philadelphia, sons and daughters, of his father's sister Robina Wilson and David Beath. (See previous link to John's parents for details of Robina and David Beath)

A year and a half later Mary eventually followed John across the Atlantic emigrating in the April of 1868 She also sailing on the SS Hibernia arriving in New York on the 13 April 1868. This was to be one of the Hibernia's last crossing as on 24 November 1868 en route from New York to Glasgow she foundered 700 miles from the Irish coast as a result of accident to propeller shaft. 78 lives were lost.

The fact that Mary's marriage to John Wilson was solemnised on the evening of 15th April in Philadelphia only two days after the ship's docking in New York,  suggests that John and Mary were already an item back in Glasgow and that John had left Mary in Glasgow and set of to the US with the intention of making some money so Mary could follow and they could wed and settle in America.

Mary and John had the following known children: (for further details of Mary and John's children where known - click here.)

For the census of 1880 Mary E. was recorded as aged 36, born in Scotland, "Keeping House" with her husband, John E. Wilson, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 25th Ward, District 22. John was recorded as a shawl weaver, aged 38 and born in Scotland. Also recorded in the household are four of their children: Also recorded in the household are their children: John E. aged 11 born in Pennsylvania, William aged 9 born in Pennsylvania, Margaret aged 7 born in Pennsylvania, Annie C. aged 5 born in Pennsylvania, Ebenezer K. (or H?) aged 4 born in Pennsylvania and Marion L. aged 1 born in Pennsylvania. All the children were recorded as born in Pennsylvania. 

For the census of 1900 Mary was recorded as born in Jan 1846 living in Sandford Town, York, Maine, with her husband, John E. Wilson, a weaver, recorded as born Mar 1843 in Scotland. Mary was recorded as having come to the US in 1868 and John in 1865, and the couple were listed as having been married for 37 years with 7 children born to their union all of whom had survived. Also recorded in the household are four of their children: Margaret H.(endry) born Apr 1874 working as a Weaver, Anne C(aldwell). born Nov 1875 working as a Stenographer, and Marion L.(usk) born Aug 1879 working as a School Teacher, and Isabel born Jul 1881 working as a Weaver. All the children were recorded as born in Pennsylvania. Of the children missing from this census Edward and William were recorded in separate households with their respective wife. However no obvious record has been found of John E. aged 11 in the 1880 census. 

For the census of 1910 Mary was recorded as living in River Street, Sandford, York, Maine aged 65 and born in Scotland, along with her husband John Wilson, a Weaver in a Plush Mill, aged 66, born in Scotland. Mary and John were recorded as having been married for 40 years, both having come to the US in 1865. Also in the household are 5 of their children: Margarite aged 36, a Weaver in a Plush Mill, Annie C. aged 34, a Typewriter in an Insurance Office, Edward E. aged 32, a Loom Fixer in a Worsted Mill, Marion aged 30, a Trainee Nurse with a private family, and Isabel aged 28, a Weaver in a Plush Mill. All the children were recorded as born in Pennsylvania. There are two extra family members recorded in the household. Isabel Wilson, born Mar 1899 in Maine, granddaughter at school, (daughter of Edward E. and his wife), John Eadie Mary's brother aged 60 born in Scotland, recorded as entering the US in 1889, and as a labourer in a Blanket mill. It is difficult to make out John Eadie's marital status but I suspect it is "D" for divorced. No record of John Eadie' his wife and children from the 1900 census has yet been discovered.

John Wilson died on 5 Jul 1912 in River Street, Sandford, York, Maine, USA, and was commemorated on a headstone in Oakdale Cemetery, Sandford, Maine. 

For the census of 1920 the widowed Mary was recorded as still living in River Street, Sandford, York, Maine aged 74 and born in Scotland. She was recorded as both having come to the US in 1868 and become a US citizen in 1875. Also in the household are 4 of her children: Edward, a widow, aged 44, a Loom Fixer in a Worsted Mill, Margarite H. aged 46, a Dressmaker working on her own record, Annie C. aged 45, a Stenographer in an Insurance Office, Marion L. aged 40, a Nurse in the US Service. All the children were recorded as born in Pennsylvania. Also recorded in the household was Isabelle Wilson, aged 20 born in Maine, granddaughter, (daughter of Edward E. and his wife). 

For the census of 1930 Mary H. was recorded as still living in River Street, Sandford, York, Maine aged 87 and born in Scotland. She was recorded as both having come to the US in 1868. Also in the household are 4 of her children: Marion aged 50, a R.N. Nurse working in a private home, Annie C. aged 55, a Stenographer in an Insurance Office, Edward, aged 53, a Loom Fixer in a Woollen Mill. All the children were recorded as born in Pennsylvania.

Mary died on 5 Dec 1934 in Sandford, York, Maine, USA, and was commemorated on a headstone in Oakdale Cemetery, Sandford, Maine.

Isabella Thomson Eadie was born about 1846 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Isabella died of TB aged 22 on 1 July 1868, unmarried. At the time of her death Isabella was employed as a "Steam Loom Weaver", and the death was recorded at Fraser's Land, Keppochhill, Maryhill, Glasgow, with  her father John Eadie was the informant on the registration, She was commemorated on the Eadie headstone in Sighthill Cemetery, Springburn.

John Ebenezer Hendry Eadie was born on 4 Jul 1850 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

In 1888 John left Glasgow for the USA. He was listed as John E. H. Eadie, a labourer, aged 37, and Scottish going to the USA from Glasgow, on board the SS. Phoenician, arriving in Boston, Massachusetts, on 7 June 1888. 

John married Betsey McAulay on 25 Jan 1895 in Sandford, York, Maine, USA. On her 1895 marriage record Bessie gives her age as 28 therefore born about 1867 and her place of birth as Islay. On all the records of the births of her children she gives her place of birth as Scotland but with Islay specified on the birth records of Marion (1903) and the infant who was premature and died (1895) In the 1900 census Bessie claims to have been born in May 1856 in Islay. In the 1910 census she gives her age as 33 therefore born about 1877, and her place of birth as Scotland. On her 1917 death record her age is given as 45 therefore born about 1872, and her place of birth as Scotland. On all her census records she give her place of birth as Scotland. On balance Bessie was probably born circa (May) 1872, probably the daughter of John McAulay and Betsey McArthur, possibly in Islay, probably in Scotland, but...??

John and Betsey had the following known children:

For the census of 1900 John was recorded as a Mill Operative, born in July 1850 in Scotland, living in Sandford Town, York, Maine, with his wife, Bessie (nee Betsey McAulay), recorded as a Housekeeper, born May 1856 in Scotland. John was recorded as having come to the US in 1888, with Bessie coming four years later in 1892. He and Bessie were recorded as having been married for 5 years with 2 children having been born to their union, with both surviving. The two children were all listed in the household, John Jr recorded as born Nov 1896, and George recorded as born May 1899. Both children were recorded as being born in Maine. 

However for the census of 1910 he was recorded on his own in the household of his married sister Mary and her husband John Wilson. John was recorded as aged 60 born in Scotland, recorded as entering the US in 1889, and as a labourer in a Blanket Mill. It is difficult to make out John Eadie's marital status but I suspect it is "D" for divorced. It would certainly seem that the family unit had broken up as for the same census it would seem that Margaret had been adopted by a William and Elizabeth Birtles, Marion was in a home for children and would later join her sister Marion as an adopted daughter of William and Elizabeth Birtles, what would seem to be their son John is being fostered in the household of George and Ethel Brett, and Bessie and her youngest child, Roy, are recorded as inmates of the "Town farm", the US equivalent of the UK Workhouse. No record of their son George has yet been identified in the 1910 census.

John died on 4 Sep 1910 in River Street, Sandford, York, Maine, USA, and was not only commemorated on a headstone in Oakdale Cemetery, Sandford, Maine, but also on the Eadie gravestone in Sighthill cemetery.

Betsey McAulay died on 3 Jan 1917 in Sandford, York, Maine, USA.

Elizabeth Eadie was born about 1852 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

Elizabeth died on 10 Feb 1862 in Frasers Land, Keppochhill, Maryhill, Glasgow, and was buried in Sighthill Cemetery, Springburn, Glasgow. Her father John Eadie was the informant on the registration and she would seem to have been suffering from a disease of her hip for 15 months prior to her death. She was commemorated on the Eadie headstone in Sighthill Cemetery, Springburn.

Thomas Kirk Eadie was born on 28 May 1856 in Keppochhill, Maryhill.

Thomas died on 23 Feb 1858 in Frasers Land, Keppochhill, Maryhill, Glasgow.