family tree back to 17?? and the Isle of Islay, Argyll , Scotland
Great Grandad Donald McArthur, born
a twin in Nov.1849 from Isle of Islay, came to Glasgow married
Rosann Rodgers on 31st.Dec.1875 and had 8 children. Seven
girls and then at last a son....my Grandad, Donald McArthur.
My Dad, James Irvine McArthur
in his 70th year could only remember two of the girls names, his
aunts Nelly &
Gracie McArthur, who
married and remained in Scotland.
other five girls, he reckons, emigrated far and wide...America, Canada, South Africa.
contact has been lost.
after some research I have traced all of the girls names births and the
tree back to before 1770 and the Isle of Islay..
Granda Donald McArthur was born
Oct. 1890 in Cathcart, Glasgow, Scotland.
picture, taken in central Glasgow at the River Clyde, shows a Tennents
steam engine lorry with its four man crew.
a brewers drayman, is standing extreme right as you view the picture.
|See my Granda Donald's bible
WHITELAW (see Whitelaw
My Granny Mary Whitelaw was
the oldest of 5 children.
had two sisters Marion and Lizzie and two brothers, Johnnie and Willie Whitelaw.
married Willie McLean and looked after my Dad after the death of his parents.
brother, Johnnie was a corporal in the 6th Labour company in the 1st World War
died aged 26 on 29th July 1919
the young girl on the right born 14th June 1889 at 10 Dyers
Lane, Glasgow married Donald McArthur.
in the middle is the famous music hall singer Eadi Haley who had the hit
song "Why did you make
me care" Unfortunately I have no idea who the other girl is.
McArthur aged 33 working as a carter, married Mary a
charwoman aged 34 on 2nd.Feb.1923 they lived in Glasgow and had five
children all lived in their tenement flat in No.7 Ingram Street,
McArthur born 1924
McArthur born 1926
Irvine McArthur my Dad
moved house to 80 Reid Street
Mary McArthur died at Christmas 1948 on
the 28th December, amazingly
Donald McArthur died a fortnight later on 12th January 1949.
Mary McArthur, Lizzie
|Don't know where this photograph
was taken but it shows Donald & Mary with their 4 children ( my Dad
James not born yet)
Grandad Donald McArthur with his daughter Grace on his knee
Next to him my Granny Mary McArthur holding baby William, with
Bessie hiding from the camera and Donald on some aunt's knee holding his
The lady wearing the bonnet is Mary's sister, Lizzie Whitelaw, the others
in the picture are probably relatives, but we can't identify them.
five children :-
||Aunt Betty born 21st Sept 1922, married Jim Wareing and
spent her married life on the Island of Jersey, UK. Six children.....Barbara,
Sandie, Heather, Denise, Gerry & Nigel
||born 13th April 1924 married twice had four children: Mary,
Donald, Elizabeth, James & one stepson John McDonald. Donald died from a house fire in Glasgow
on18th October 1987 aged 63
||born 25th Feb1926, died of meningitis in 1944 aged 18yrs.
||born 1st April 1928 had two children William and Caroline. Wassell died
||My Dad, born 15th Mar 1931 married Nessie Evans in May 1952
Baby James McArthur
William, Donald, Grace & Bessie McArthur