Happy birthday Big Sister! Also today, one of the very rare females from the Strachan line who didn’t marry a coal miner.
3 June 1875
Birth of Janet Gibson Strachan at Galston, Ayrshire, daughter of James Gilmour Strachan and Susanna Sharp, and great granddaughter of my gggg uncle Peter Strachan and Mary Monroe. Her mother died not long after she was born, and in 1881 she’s living with her grandparents, George and Janet Sharp, in Galston. Her father and both her grandfather’s were coal miners. By 1891, at 15, she’s working as a domestic servant on a farm in Tarbolton. She married Quintin Davidson, farm servant, in 1896 at Girvan, where she lived for the rest of her life, and had children. Janet died in 1835 at Girvan.
3 June 1944
My big sister was born in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire. Happy birthday!