Samuel Dunn was the adopted son of John and Henrietta (Riddell) Rennie. His biological parents were Samuel and Jane (McPhail) Dunn. Samuel was 42 years old at the time of the marriage and Jane was 25, however, neither had been married previously. They were married on 6 February 1920 at Coatbridge, Scotland. Samuel Dunn died on 21 April 1920, just two months after his marriage, at the County Hospital in Ayr of a perforated duodenal ulcer.
Samuel's son, also named Samuel after his paternal grandfather and father, was born 7 months after his father's death on 22 November 1920 at 18 Southpaw in Summerlee, which was in the Coatbridge District.
Some time before 30 April 1927, John and Henrietta (Riddell) Rennie adopted young Samuel. On that date the family boarded the White Star Line's RMS Regina to immigrate to Canada. They arrived in Quebec on 7 May 1927 and their intended destination was Montreal, to the home of Henrietta's mother, Annie (Cowie) Riddell.
No other record for Samuel Dunn or Samuel Rennie has been found.
Canada, Passenger Lists, 1865-1935, Microfilm Publications T-479 to T-520, T-4689 to T4874, T-14700 to T-14939, C-4511 to C-4542
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1920 Dunn Samuel (Statutory Deaths 578/01 0173)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1920 Dunn Samuel - McPhail, Jane (Statutory Marriages 652/02 0057)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, Extract of an entry from the Register of Births in Scotland (1920, Dunne, Samuel)
UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960, 1927, Rennie, Henrietta