Friday, November 21, 2014 John McKillop (1898-1960)

John McKillop was the only known child of John and Mary (Brodie) McKillop. He was born on 17 July 1898 in Partick Parish, Lanarkshire. By the time he was two years old, his parents had moved back to his mother's hometown of Blantyre, but they returned to the Glasgow area by 1905.

I can find no record of military service for John during World War I.

On 7 June 1929 John McKillop married Eleanor Potter whose birth name was Eva Hood McPhail. They married at 63 St. Vincent Crescent in Glasgow according to the forms of the United Free Church. John worked as a subway car driver and Eleanor as a subway station mistress.  They had one known child, Eva McPhail McKillop, who was born in 1932 in Glasgow.

John McKillop died on 23 October 1960 of pulmonary tuberculosis from which he had suffered for 6 years.  Two days before his death he also suffered from congestive cardiac failure. He died at Rodroyston Hospital, but resided at 308 Netherton Road and was a retired tram car driver. His son-in-law, a Mr. David, registered his death with government authorities.

Glasgow trams circa 1953 on Glasgow-Edinburgh Road; photograph
courtesy of Dewi Williams Home Page

1901 Scotland Census, 31/03/1901 McKillop, John (Census 1901 624/00 005/01 004)
1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Blantyre; ED: 5; Page: 4; Line: 19; Roll: CSSCT1901_246
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 McKillop, John (Census 1911 626/03 026/00 017)
"Glasgow Trams," Dewi Williams' Home page
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1898 McKillop, John (Statutory Births 646/03 1130)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1929 McKillop, John - McPhail, Eva Hood (Statutory Marriages 644/11 0193)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1960 McKillop, John (Statutory Deaths 644/01 0816)

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