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Alexander, Elsie Skene

Alexander, Elsie Skene

Female 1891 - 1982  (90 years)

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  • Name Alexander, Elsie Skene 
    Born 4 Nov 1891  Hatton of Ardoyne Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1982  Inverurie Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I201  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2001 

    Father Alexander, Robert,   b. 17 Oct 1855, North Sunside Meikle Wartle Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1931, Baldyquash Meikle Wartle Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Jaffray, Isabel,   b. 9 Dec 1861, Hatton of Ardoyne Oyne Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1951, Baldyquash Meikle Wartle Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 3 Sep 1891  Hatton Ch of Garioch Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Rin 219 - 101 Grandparents
    Rin 219 - 101 Grandparents
    Documents At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Family ID F33  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Reid, William,   b. 6 Mar 1888, New Byth Aberdeenshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 4 Dec 1915  Kintore Arms Hotel Inverurie Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Reid, Isobel,   b. 1916,   d. 1984  (Age 68 years)
     2. Private
     3. Reid, William,   b. 14 Oct 1921,   d. 18 Dec 1926  (Age 5 years)
     4. Reid, Leslie,   b. 9 Nov 1924,   d. 16 Dec 1926  (Age 2 years)
    Photos
    Bill and Elsie Reid with Isobel and Mabel (standing)
    Bill and Elsie Reid with Isobel and Mabel (standing)
    Documents
    Marriage - Reid, William / Alexander, Elsie Skene
    Marriage - Reid, William / Alexander, Elsie Skene
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F67  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Hatton of Ardoyne House
    Hatton of Ardoyne House
    This is the house at Hatton of Ardoyne near Oyne as described in the auction sale catalogue I somehow expected a property older in appearance and suspect that this must have been a replacement at some point As you head out of Oyne crossing the railway line towards Old Rayne you come to a junction with the main highway and at this point a small road immediately on the left winds it way back in the direction you came passing the Hatton properties to exit on the Oyne to Insch road close to the toll bridge
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

    Histories
    McIntosh Family
    McIntosh Family

  • Notes 
    • Elsie stayed at home working as a domestic servant for her parents She made it plain to would be suiters that she did not intend to spend her life in "the corner of a park" When William Reid came along although he had been a farm labourer he obtained a job as a carpenter at the Inverurie loco works and thus circumvented the ban! Her sister Isabella had to be recalled from Gretna Green where she was working in a munitions factory to take Elsie's place at home when they decided to marry
      The loco works provided employment in the repair and refurbishment of the LNER rolling stock and also perhaps unwittingly provided wood off -cuts to keep the home fires burning brightly at 11 Victoria Street. Although it was a bleak tenement block it was in a street and not a park They also enjoyed concessionary rail travel enabling Aunt Elsie to indulge her interest in historic buildings and places
      Bill Reid was a large genial individual who was pleased to accompany his wife on such expeditions as they could afford, and if Elsie was happy so was he
      They had four children but sadly their two boys caught diphtheria and died in Dec 1926
      The girls escaped. Both grew up and married. Isabel married Albert Boyd who worked as a van driver and some time taxi driver and eventually joined his father-in-law at the loco works When that closed they relocated to Derby the main LNER repair facility They had two children
      I introduced Mabel to my friend, Sandy Walker at a dance in Daviot It was one of those improbable love at first sight things at least on his part and they married and raised a family of two. I retained a slight feeling of anxiety as Sandy was a farm labourer working at Mains of Glack and I had some responsibility in bringing them together. I need not have worried Sandy changed his job becoming a truck driver and Aunt Elsie was charmed by him Perhaps in some way he helped to make up for the sons she had lost and it grieved her immensely when he pre deceased her