John Mair

M, #1579, b. 16 September 1862, d. 22 January 1932
     John Mair was born on 16 September 1862 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of George Mair and Margaret Wood. His family was known by the tee-name of "Dear". John Mair "Dear" was blind from birth.2 John Mair was a commission agent, net, rope and coal merchant.
He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census at 266 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Mair "Deer", head; Geo. Mair "Deer", brother; David Mair "Deer", brother; Margaret Mair "Deer", mother; Wm. Mair "Deer", brother; Margaret Mair "Deer", sister-in-law; Maggie Mair "Deer", niece.3

He was listed as head of household's son in the 1901 census at 266 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Margaret Mair "Dear", wife; John Mair "Dear", son; Maggie Donaldson, granddaughter.4
He married Jemina Mair at Seafield, Banffshire, Scotland, in 1920.5,2
The Buckie and District Directory for 1926 shows that John Mair lived at 32 Church Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.6 John died on 22 January 1932 at 32 Church Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 69.7,8

Citations

  1. [S1081] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "John Mair, male. Birth: 16 SEP 1862 Seafield, Banff, Scotland. Father: George Mair. Mother: Margaret Wood."
  2. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.
  3. [S8325] 1891, Scottish census, "John Mair "Deer", head, unmarried, male, age 29, born in Rathven, Banffshire, commission agent, working on own account, resident at 266 Portknockie, blind, has 4 rooms with one or more windows."
  4. [S6002] 1901, Scottish Census, "John Mair "Dear", son, single, male, age 38, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, merchant, resident at 266 Portknockie."
  5. [S6003] John Mair "Dear", Jemima Mair, Surname: Mair. Forename: John (Dear). Spouse Surname: Mair. Spouse Forename: Jemima. Year: 1920. Ref: 167/ 4. Registration District Name: Seafield.
  6. [S727] Buckie and District Directory, 1926, page 76: PORTKNOCKIE, "Mair, John, 32 Church Street", page 111: PORTKNOCKIE, CHURCH STREET, "32, John Mair, "Dear", coal merchant."
  7. [S2274] John Mair, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "John Mair, Net & Rope Merchant, Married to Jemima Mair, died 1932, January Twenty-second 0h 30m P.M. at 32 Church Street, Portknockie, Male, 69 years, Father: George Mair Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Margaret Mair M.S. Wood (Deceased), Cause of death: Acromegaly, Cardiac Syncope, as cert. by Alex. S. Paterson M.B., Ch.B., Buckie, Informant: David Mair, Brother, 27 High Street, Portknockie (Present), Registered: 1932, January 23rd at Manse of Seafield, John Taulds Registrar."
  8. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.