20 October

One from Ayrshire who died at age 5, and one from Aberdeenshire who migrated to Canada.

20 October 1855
Birth of Andrew Ballantine at Dreghorn, Ayrshire, son of Thomas Ballantine and Susannah Strachan, and grandson of my gggg uncle Robert Strachan and Jean Kelly. Andrew died in 1861, at age 5, at Dreghorn.

20 October 1881
Birth of Alexander Milne at Cruden, Aberdeenshire, son of Alexander Milne and Elizabeth Thomson and grandson of my ggg aunt Janet/Jessie Fraser. In 1891 he is at Hatton with his parents, his father a blacksmith, and by 1901 he too has become a blacksmith and seems to be working for his father. Although I can’t find his passage to Canada, he had been there some years, and was married to Florence, by 1915 when he enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He gave his next of kin as wife Florence Milne of Caledonia Avenue, Victoria, BC.

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