Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Hamilton McCormick Riddell (1889-1960)

Hamilton McCormick Riddell was born on 18 July 1889 at 10 John Street in the Greenfield area of Hamilton parish, Scotland. He was the fourth child, third born after their marriage, of Robert and Catherine (McCormick) Riddell. When the 1891 census was enumerated the family lived on 67 Glasgow Road in Hamilton. Ten years later, at 5 Craig Row in Auchentibber, a small hamlet, in Blantyre parish. Hamilton attended school.

By 1911 the family lived at Kirkhead Rows in Hanilton parish and Hamilton Riddell was a coal miner. He married Elizabeth Rooney on 29 December 1911 at the Manse in Burnbank area of Hamilton parish. Hamilton was 22 years old, worked as a miner, and lived with his family at 16 Dykehead Row at the time of his marriage. Hamilton and Elizabeth had two known sons, Robert and Malcom Riddell.

In 1920 he rented a house in Dykehead Row from William Boyd, a tailor, for 4 pounds, 10 shillings a year. His brothers, Robert and William, also rented houses in the Rows that same year. By 1925 Hamilton rented 27 Udston Square in Hamilton for an annual rent of 3 pounds 9 shillings.

Hamilton Riddell died on 13 July 1960 at Strathclyde Hospital in Motherwell of pyonephrosis (an infection of the renal collecting system), and broncho-pneumonia. He was 70 years old at the time of his death, a retired coal miner, and lived at 17 Parks View in Hamilton before he was admitted to the hospital.

1891 Scotland Census, Parish: Hamilton; ED: 18; Page:4; Line: 3; Roll: CSSCT1891_310
1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Blantyre; ED: 1; Page: 10; Line: 12; Roll: CSSCT1901_245
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Riddell, Robert (Census 1911 647/00 036/00 011)
1920 Scotland Valuation Rolls, 1920 Riddell, Robert (Valuation Rolls VR107 / 347 / 202)
1925 Scotland Valuation Rolls, 1925 Riddell Hamilton (Valuation Rolls VR107 / 407 / 204)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1889 Riddell, Hamilton McCorm (Statutory Births 647/00 0711)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1912 Riddell, Hamilton - Rooney, Lizzie (Statutory Marriages 647/00 0029)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1960 Riddell, Hamilton McCorm (Statutory Deaths 639/00 0246)

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