Margaret Donaldson

F, #69, b. 19 September 1885, d. 29 October 1972
Margaret Mair, née Donaldson (1885-1972)
     Margaret Donaldson was born on 19 September 1885 at 273 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 She was the daughter of James Donaldson and Ann Mair.
She was listed as head of household's daughter in the 1891 census at Church Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Jas Donaldson, head; Ann Donaldson, wife; Helen Donaldson, daughter; Maggie Donaldson, daughter; James Donaldson, son; Georgina Donaldson, daughter.3
Margaret Donaldson was known as "Meggie". In her younger years she worked as a packer in the herring industry.4
She was listed as head of household's granddaughter 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.5
She married John Mair at The Grand Hotel, South Street, Elgin, Moray, Scotland, on 10 September 1912.6 As of 10 September 1912, her married name was Margaret Mair. Margaret died on 29 October 1972 at age 87.7,8 Her body was interred after 29 October 1972 at Portknockie, Moray, Scotland, at Hillhead Cemetery.8

Children of Margaret Donaldson and John Mair

Citations

  1. [S1968] Margaret Donaldson, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Margaret Donaldson, 1885, September Nineteenth 1h 0m P.M. at 273 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female. Father: James Donaldson Fisherman. Mother: Ann Donaldson M. S. Mair, married 1882 November 10th in Seafield. Informant: James Donaldson, Father. Registered: 1885, September 22nd at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  2. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  3. [S5685] 1891, Scottish Census, "Maggie Donaldson, daughter, female, age 5, born in Rathven, Banffshire, scholar, resident at Church Street, Portknockie."
  4. [S434] Edgar Donaldson Mair, Buckie, Moray, Information kindly supplied by Edgar Mair of Buckie, Scotland.
  5. [S6002] 1901, Scottish Census, "Maggie Donaldson, granddaughter, single, female, age 16, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, general servant, resident at 266 Portknockie."
  6. [S1401] John Mair, Margaret Donaldson, "1912, on the Tenth day of September, at The Grand Hotel, South Street, Elgin. After Banns according to the Forms of the Church of Scotland. John Mair, Fisherman (Bachelor), 27 years, resident at 237 Portknockie, Father: John Mair, Fisherman, Mother: Margaret Mair M.S. Slater (sic). Margaret Donaldson, Fisher Girl (Spinster), 26 years, resident at 273 Portknockie, Father: James Donaldson, Fisherman (deceased), Mother: Annie Donaldson M.S Mair "Dear". James McIntyre, Minister of Seafield Parish. Fanny Mair, Witness. James Donaldson, Witness. Registered 1912 September 10th at Elgin. Eric(?) Cameron, assist. Registrar."
  7. [S776] Edgar Donaldson Mair, Buckie, Moray, Information kindly supplied by Edgar Mair of Buckie, Scotland.
  8. [S495] John Mair and Margaret Mair (née Donaldson), Monumental inscription, "In loving memory of our dear parents JOHN MAIR died 14th April 1962 aged 76 years and his beloved wife MARGARET DONALDSON died 29th October 1972 aged 87 years TILL WE MEET AGAIN."