Friday, December 19, 2014 John Findlay (1915-1977)

John Findlay was born on 6 November 1915 at Burnside Cottages in Springwell, Blantyre Parish. He was Charles and Isabella Laird (Muir) Findlay's third child.

On 27 March 1936 he married Annie Dawson Fulston at the Manse in Blantyre according to the forms of the Church of Scotland. He was 20 years old and worked as a contractor's carter like his father. Annie was 17 and a domestic servant. Her father, George Fulston, was a coal miner and the family lived in Baird's Rows.

The Manse at Blantyre; photograph courtesy of ScotlandsPlaces

They had one known child, named for his paternal grandfather, Charles Findlay, in 1936 in Blantyre.

John died in 1977 at Blantyre.

Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1936 Findlay, John - Fulston, Annie (Statutory Marriages 624/00 0038)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, Extract of an entry from the Register of Births in Scotland, 6491354 CE
Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 1977, Findlay, John, 574/00 0089

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