Sunday, November 30, 2014 Thomas Torrance (1897-1953)

Thomas Torrance was born on 9 May 1897 at 55 Calder Street in Dixon's Rows, Blantyre, to Andrew and Margaret (Hamilton) Torrance. When the 1901 census was enumerated the Torrance family was living in Kirkton, High Blantyre, but by 1911 the family was back in Dixon's Row and lived at 43 Calder Street. Thomas was 14 years old, but not yet working.

On 6 January 1927 He married Henrietta Cassels (Brodie) Thomson, the widow of Nathaniel Thomson. She was nearly five years Thomas' senior. They married were married at the Salvation Army Hall by Ensign James Clark of the Salvation Army. By that time Thomas was 30 years old and working as a miner.

He and Henrietta had two children Thomas Torrance in 1929 and Henrietta Cassels Brodie Torrance in 1933.

Thomas died on 4 April 1953 of chronic bronchitis, emphysema and cardiac failure at Hairmyers Hospital in East Kilbride. At the time of his death he was still working in the coal mines. He and his wife, Henrietta, lived at 82 Logan Street, Blantyre. He is buried in High Blantyre Cemetery.

82 Logan Street, Blantyre; photograph courtesy of Google Maps
1901 Scotland Census, 31/03/1901 Torrance, Thomas (Census 1901 624/00 003/01 021)
1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Blantyre; ED: 3; Page: 21; Line: 23; Roll: CSSCT1901_245
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Torrance, Thomas (Census 1911 624/00 007/00 031)
82 Logan Street, Blantyre, Google Maps
Scotland Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1897 Torrance, Thomas (Statutory Births 624/00 0208)
Scotland Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1927 Torrance, Thomas - Brodie, Henrietta Casse (Statutory Marriages 624/00 0005)
Scotland Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1953 Torrance, Thomas (Statutory Deaths 643/00 0109)
UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current, Thomas Torrance

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