Sunday, April 12, 2015 Elizabeth Riddell (1896-1981)

Elizabeth Riddell was born on Barblues Square in the district of Shotts, Lanarkshire, to Thomas and Margaret (Brownlee) Riddell. Her parents had moved there from Glasgow sometime after her brother's birth the previous year. Blarblues Square was a workers' housing complex that consisted of 17 two-apartment buildings. They were brick built, had wood floors and were unventilated. While the kitchens were considered large for the time the other rooms were smaller. There were no wash houses on the property, only one privy at the end of the complex.

When the 1901 census was enumerated, the family had moved to Old Kilpatrick parish in the County of Dunbarton. Elizabeth's father worked as a coach man and Elizabeth, who was called Lizzie as a young girl attended school. Ten years later Lizzie worked in a sewing machine factory.

She married Alexander Jack on 30 August 1918 in Clydebank according to the forms of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. She was 22 years old, lived with her parents on 10 First Terrace in Clydebank, and worked as a machinist. It is not known if the couple had children.

Elizabeth (Riddell) Jack died in 1981 in Glasgow.

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: 4; Roll: CSSCT1901_173
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 Riddell, Thomas (Census 1911 501/00 020/00 012)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1896 Riddell, Elizabeth (Statutory Births 655/04 0009)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1918 Jack, Alexander - Riddell, Elizabeth (Statutory Marriages 501/00 0228)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013 1981 Jack, Elizabeth (603/00 0982)

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