17 October

Just the one today – a Strachan who married a locomotive engine driver.

17 October 1851
Birth of Jane Richmond Strachan at Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, daughter of Samuel Strachan and Janet Mitchell and granddaughter of my gggg uncle Samuel Strachan and Ann Miller. In 1861 she is with her parents and siblings at Stevenston, and in 1871 is a domestic servant in Ardrossan. She married Robert Wallace at Stevenston in 1874, and the are at Montgomerie Lane, New Ardrossan in 1881 and 1891, Robert working as first a locomotive fireman and then a locomotive engine driver, and by 1891 they have 7 children. Robert died, as in in 1901 Jeanie Wallace is a the head of household with 6 of her children and a boarder: her children seem to have done well at school as one is a clerk and another is a bookkeeper. Jeanie Richmond Wallace ms Strachan died in Ardrossan in 1919 at age 66.

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