Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Mary Brodie (1876-1944)

Mary Brodie was the second child of William and Henrietta (Cassels) Brodie. She was born on 17 September 1876 in Blantyre Parish. By 1881 the family had moved to 20 Park Street in Dixon's Rows off Stonefield Road. At the age of 14 Mary was still living with her family in Dixon's Rows and worked as a domestic servant.

She married John McKillop on 8 April 1898 in the district of Partick in Lanarkshire. They married according to the forms of the Church of Scotland. John was a timber carter and Mary worked in Partick as a dairy maid. Together they had one child, a son, named after his paternal grandfather and father, on 17 July 1898 three months after their marriage.

By 1901 there were over 54,000 people living in Partick; it was rapidly expanding due to the shipbuilding industry on the Clyde river. But John and Mary (Brodie) McKillop had moved back to Mary's birthplace before then and were living at 15 Park Street in Dixon's Rows. John was trying his hand at coal mining. Perhaps the occupation didn't agree with him because by 1911 the family had moved to Govan, which was annexed by Glasgow the next year.

Hyndland Street circa 1910 (at the time part of Partick); image courtesy
of The Glasgow Story

Mary (Brodie) McKillop died on 22 February 1944 at Stobhill Hospital in Glasgow of pulmonary neoplasm and neoplasm of the cheek, or cancer. She was 67 years old. Before her death she was living at 12 Hyndland Street in Glasgow which had been the home of John's father at one time.

1881 Scotland Census, 03/04/1881 Brodie, William (Census 1881 624/00 008/00 005)
1881 Scotland Census, Parish: Blantyre; ED: 8; Page: 5; Line: 15; Roll: CSSCT1881_202
1891 Scotland Census, 05/04/1891 Brodie, William (Census 1981 624/00 005/00 033)
1891 Scotland Census, Parish: Blantyre; ED: 5; Page: 34; Line: 1; Roll CSSCT1891_223
1901 Scotland Census, 31/03/1901 McKillop, John (Census 1901 646/03 026/00 017)
1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Blantyre; ED: 5; Page: 4; Line: 18; Roll CSSCT1901_246
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 McKillop, John (Census 1911 646/026/00 017)
"Hyndland Street," The Glasgow Story
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1876 Brodie, Mary (Statutory Births 624/00 0226)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1898 McKillop, John - Brodie, Mary (Statutory Marriages 646/03 0117)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1944 McKillop, Mary (Statutory Deaths 644/05 0281)

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