William McKechnie

Born [1] . 1846 . at Lochgilphead (Kilmichael Glassary) Certificate
Full Name William Cole McKechnie [1]  
Father John McKechnie Mother Flora McIntyre
Married [5] 1.8. 1873 to Maggie Ann McTaggart at 45 Holmscroft St., Greenock Certificate
Children 1874 Janet b. 26.8.1874
  1876 John  
  1878 Neil  
  1880 William  
Married [5, 6] . 1888 to Mary Sinclair at Lochgilphead Certificate
Died [6] 29.3. 1907 at Myrtle Bank, John St., Gourock General Paralysis (3 years 6 months) Certificate

William was born near Lochgilphead about 1846, the youngest son of John and Flora McKechnie[1]. By 1873, he was employed as a ship's carpenter and was living in Greenock[5]. In 1873 William married Maggie Ann, daughter of Neil McTaggart, a river passenger boat pilot[5]. By 1881, they were living at 51 Holmscroft Street in Greenock with their three children, but on census night William was away from home[2].

William's wife Maggie died in 1883[6], and in 1888 he remarried in Lochgilphead to Mary Sinclair[5]. By 1891 they lived in Gourock[3], and in 1901 they were still there[4]. In 1903 he was paralysed (possibly a stroke?) and on 29th March 1907 he died at home in Gourock[6].

Sources: Census [1]1851, [2]1881, [3]1891, [4]1901; GRO [5]marriage & [6]death indexes & records;

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