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Gray, Alexander McIntosh

Gray, Alexander McIntosh

Male 1893 - 1985  (92 years)

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  • Name Gray, Alexander McIntosh 
    Nickname Sandy 
    Born 7 Jan 1893  Skirts of Foudland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Feb 1985  Insch Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Insch cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I492  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2003 

    Father Gray, George,   b. 30 Jan 1860, Little Wardend Parish of Banff Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1935, Strabathie Blackdog Br.of Don Abn. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Florence, Mary,   b. 11 Nov 1864, Ryehill Oyne Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1945, Insch Aberdeenshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1885  Oyne Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Proclaimed Parish Church of Keithhall December 1885
    Photos
    Harthill Farm
    Harthill Farm
    L to R John Gray, Henry Gray, Robert Lawson Gray, Alexander McIntosh Gray, Mary Ellen Gray and Lucy Gray.

    The three men lying at the front were farm workers
    Documents
    Census Insch 1891 George and Mary Gray
    Census Insch 1891 George and Mary Gray
    Census Insch 1901 George and Mary Gray
    Census Insch 1901 George and Mary Gray
    Family ID F166  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Rin 492 UNCLE_SANDY
    Rin 492 UNCLE_SANDY
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Jack Burr on Visit to Scotland - Top of Benachie
    Jack Burr on Visit to Scotland - Top of Benachie
    Alexander McIntosh Gray
    Alexander McIntosh Gray
    Alexander McIntosh Gray
    Alexander McIntosh Gray
    Alexander and sister Lucy Gray
    Alexander and sister Lucy Gray
    Harthill Farm
    Harthill Farm
    L to R John Gray, Henry Gray, Robert Lawson Gray, Alexander McIntosh Gray, Mary Ellen Gray and Lucy Gray.

    The three men lying at the front were farm workers

    Headstones
    Robert L Gray
    Robert L Gray
    Plot: Lair 22 Section C

    Histories
    Isabella Brown Alexander 1899—1994
    Isabella Brown Alexander 1899—1994

  • Notes 
    • As a boy Alexander (Sandy) delivered milk to the houses in the village of Oyne from the family farm of Harthill
      When he left school he worked at home for his father. It was said that amongst the sons who were in turn employed at home he was the only one who could manage the difficult father
      Following service with the Gordon Highlanders in the 1st World War he took advantage of a training scheme on leaving to qualify as a joiner and carpenter
      He worked for the building firm of Bissets (spelling?) in Aberdeen lodging with his sister Annie and family in Northern Road
      An accident at work forced him into early retirement I believe a fall from a roof was the cause He obtained some form of compension and moved to Insch living with his mother and sister Kate at 36 High Street
      He moved to Baldyquash some six months before his brother Henry Gray died, to be of help to my mother Isabella and grannie Alexander and somehow forgot to go back again
      After some years there the farmer Mr Leslie gave them orders to quit as the cottage was required for a worker he said
      They found a suitable property in Oyne a house called Daisybank where once upon a time Sandy as a boy had delivered milk They bought it between them in a most successful and harmonious arrangement
      As a holiday destination for the family it was a great success and in no small measure this was due to Uncle Sandy