Samuel Peden was
living at 8 Belville Street when this postcard was
written, probably in 1911. The text says "This is in
my brother-in-law's parish. I hope Miss P. is keeping you
all in order. With best wishes for Christmas from C. P.
Grant." Miss P. would be one of Samuel's elder
sisters Jeannie, Margaret or Lizzie, who would have been
the women of the house with young siblings and a widower
1926, Samuel married Margaret Cochran, known to the
family as 'Aunt Meg'. They had two daughters, Betty and
Jean. At the time of his father's death in 1931, Samuel
lived at 48 Lynedoch Street, Greenock.
'Uncle Sam' was
mentioned in his nephew Nicol's diaries of 1938/39. He
was survived by his wife Meg, who died about 1970.