Saturday, April 11, 2015 John Riddell (1895-1981)

John Riddell was born on 2 January 1895 at 15 Bridge Street in the Partick district of Glasgow to Thomas and Margaret (Brownlee) Riddell. He was their third child and first to live to adulthood. His father was a lorry man at the time of his birth. By 1901 the family had moved to the County of Dunbarton and lived on 102 Glasgow Road in Old Kilpatrick parish. By 1911 the family lived at 27A Barnes Street in the town of Clydebank and John worked as an apprentice blacksmith.

He married Jane Connel Marshall on 20 July 1926 in her hometown of Auchterarder in the County of Perth according to the forms of the United Free Church of Scotland. He was 30 years old, worked as a porter at the Hotel Gleneagles in Blackford and lived at the hotel. It is not known if the couple had children.

Gleneagles Hotel in Blackford, photograph courtesy of RCAHMS
National Collection of Aerial Photography

John was the informant listed on his mother's death registration in 1943. At that time he lived in Auchterarder. He likely died in 1981 at Dunkeld in the County of Perth.

"Gleneagles Hotel in Blackford," RCAHMS National Collection of Aerial Photograph
1901 Scotland Census, 31/03/1901 Riddell, Thomas (Census 1901 501/00 017/00 014)
1901 Scotland Census, Parish: Old Kilpatrick; ED: 17; Page: 14; Line: 3: Roll: CSSCT1901_173
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1895 Riddell, John (Statutory Births 646/03 0067)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1926 Riddell, John - Marshal, Jean (Statutory Marriages 329/00 0015)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 1981 Riddell, John (388/00 0004)

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