Saturday, April 18, 2015 Mary McCauley (1906-1974)

Mary McCauley was born on 29 September 1906 at 21 Grove Place in Radnor Park. Her parents had immigrated from Ireland between 1896 and 1898 and her father was an iron molder. When the 1911 census was enumerated the family lived at 20 Granville Street in the town of Clydebank. James McCauley, Mary's father worked in a brass foundry.

She married Francis Riddell on 26 December 1931 at St. Stephen's Chapel in Dalmuir. Mary was 25 years old, lived at home with her parents and worked cleaning motor buses. The were married by Father John Brotherhood. It is not known if the couple had children.

St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church, Clydebank;
photograph courtesy of St. Stephen's

St. Stephen's parish was established in 1907 when Father Brotherhood was appointed by the Church to minister to the people of Dalmuir. The original church was built soon after. It was destroyed in the Clydebank Blitz in March 1941.

Mary (McCauley) Riddell died in 1976.

"St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church, Clydebank," St. Stephen's, Dalmuir
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 McCauley, Mary (Census 1911 501/00 047/00 024)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1906 McAulay, Mary (Statutory Births 501/00 1041
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1931 Riddell, Francis - McCauley, Mary (Statutory Marriages 501/00 0275)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations Index, 1855-2013, 1974 Riddell, Mary (506/00 0551)

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