On 22 June

A young woman who died at only 17 years of age.

22 June 1862
Birth of Margaret Boyle Strachan at Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, daughter and eldest child of John Strachan and Christina Houston McGill and granddaughter of my ggg uncle Peter Strachan and Margaret Boyle. Her father was a coal miner, naturally, and in 1871 the family are in Kilmarnock and Margaret is at school. She died in 1879, at her parents house at Low Row, Crosshouse, Kilmaurs, of pulmanory consumption (tb) and bowel inflammation. Her death certificate says she’s been working as a dressmaker.

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