Helen Cowie

F, #2371, b. circa 1838, d. 22 April 1919
     Helen Cowie was born circa 1838 at Buckie, Banffshire, Scotland. She was the daughter of Peter Cowie and Helen Murray. As of 5 October 1860, her married name was Helen Wood. She married Alexander Wood at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 5 October 1860.
She was listed as head of household's wife in the 1871 census at 182 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alexander Wood, head; Helen Wood, wife; John Wood, son; Alexander Wood, son; Peter Wood, son; George Wood, son; Elizabeth Pirie, servant.1

She was listed as head of household's wife in the 1881 census at 216 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alexr. Wood "King", head; Helen Cowie, wife; John Wood “King”, son; Alexr. Wood “King”, son; Peter Wood “King”, son; George Wood “King”, son; James Wood “King”, son; William Wood "King", son.2

She was listed as head of household's wife in the 1891 census at Church Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alexr Wood "Buckie", head; Helen Wood "Buckie", wife; Geo Wood "Buckie", son; James Wood "Buckie", son; Wm Wood "Buckie", son; Arthur Wood "Buckie", son.3

She was listed as head of household's wife in the 1901 census at 216 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alex Wood "King", head; Hellen Wood, wife; Wm Wood, son; Arthur Wood, son.4

She was listed as head of household's wife in the 1911 census at 216 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alexr Wood, head; Helen Wood, wife.5
Helen died on 22 April 1919 at 216 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.6,7

Children of Helen Cowie and Alexander Wood

Citations

  1. [S1762] 1871, Scottish Census, "Helen Wood, wife, married, female, age 30, born in Banffshire, Buckie, resident at 182 Portknockie."
  2. [S1761] 1881, Scottish Census, "Helen Cowie, wife, married, female, age 40, born in Banff, Rathven, resident at 216 Portknockie."
  3. [S5286] 1891, Scottish Census, "Helen Wood "Buckie", wife, married, female, age 50, born in Rathven, Banffshire, resident at Church Street, Portknockie."
  4. [S5276] 1901, Scottish Census, "Hellen Wood, wife, married, female, age 61, born in Buckie, Banffshire, fisherman's wife, resident at 216 Portknockie."
  5. [S6444] 1911, Scottish Census, "Helen Wood, wife, female, age 74, married, old age pension, duration of marriage 51 years, children born alive 9, children still living 5, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, resident at 216 Portknockie."
  6. [S1749] Helen Wood née Cowie, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Helen Wood, (Widow of Alexander Wood "King", Fisherman), died 1919, April Twenty Second 12h 15m A.M. at 216 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female, 81 years. Father: Peter Cowie, Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Helen Cowie M.S. Murray (Deceased). Cause of death: Carcinoma, as cert. by T. MacHardy M.B.C.M. Informant: William Wood, Son (Present). Registered: 1919, April 22nd at Manse of Seafield, James MacIntyre, Registrar."
  7. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.