Sunday, April 19, 2015 David Riddell (1910-1992)

David Riddell was born on 20 April 1910 at One Barnes Street in Clydebank to Thomas and Margaret (Brownlee) Riddell. He was their eleventh child. The family lived at 27A Barnes Street when the 1911 census was enumerated and Thomas Riddell was working as a janitor for the town council.

David Riddell married Maggie Fotheringham Ferguson on 15 June 1934 at the Congregational Manse on Albert Road in Clydebank according to the forms of the Congregational Church. They were married by the minister of the Radnor Park Congregational Church. David was 24 years old, lived with his parents at 10 First Terrace in Clydebank and worker as a laborer at the shipyard. It is not known if the couple had children.

Queen Mary under construction at a Clydebank Shipyard in 1932;
photograph courtesy of A History of Britain from Above

Maggie died in 1987 and David likely died in 1992 in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire.

"Queen Mary Under Construction," A History of Britain from Above
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Riddell, Thomas (Census 1911 501/00 020/00 012)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1910 Riddell, David (Statutory Births 501/00 0462)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1934 Riddell, David - Ferguson, Margaret F (Statutory Marriages 501/00 0137)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 1992 Riddell, David (506/00 0353)

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