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Susan Atkinson

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Roger

Roger Report 25 Jul 2013 13:27

I am happy to do as much work as it takes, but I have run out of ideas for trying to find out what happened to Edith Thain. Any suggestions, however random they might be, gratefully received.
Roger

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 5 Apr 2013 23:09

SP doesn't really help either way.

I cannot find any death record for Edith Thain
I have searched SP marriages for any/all Edith Thains after 1913 up until 1950.
I found 3 potential marriages.
By using the married name, together with maiden name of Thain, I located all 3 deaths.
None of these women were anywhere near the correct age!

Reggie

Reggie Report 5 Apr 2013 22:44

In that case, Roger will need to obtain credits for Scotlands people

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 5 Apr 2013 22:18

Reggie and Ann
potted history:
I was in contact with Roger a few months back as Edith's paternal grandfather was brother to my OHs g-grandmother.

Edith was indeed the daughter of William Thain and Isabella Dawson.
They did have 2 daughters, but the other child, Isabella died in childhood, leaving only Edith
( I forgot all about this and never did any research of my own)

Father William died in 1894 and at 1901 Edith was living with another family:1901 Scotland Census about Edith M Thain
Name: Edith M Thain
Age: 9
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1892
Relationship: Boarder
Gender: Female
Where born: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Registration number: 168/2
Registration district: St Machar
Civil parish: Aberdeen Ferryhill
County: Aberdeenshire
Address: 6 Ferryhill Terrace
Occupation: Scholar
ED: 62
Household schedule number: 150
Line: 14
Roll: CSSCT1901_61
Household Members:
Name Age
John Mackay 35
Caroline Mackay 33
Edith M Thain 9


When Edith gave birth in Salford in 1913, she was living with the sister of Caroline Mackay from this 1901 return.
It is believed that after the birth, Edith returned to the 1901, Aberdeen address.

Reggie

Reggie Report 5 Apr 2013 19:52

Roger has a thread of his own about Edith on Find Living relatives............not that she will be!

http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards/board/living_relatives/thread/1322719

Reggie

Reggie Report 5 Apr 2013 19:46

If she was your grandmother, you must have a fair idea of what 'happened to her' one would have thought............

Her child must have been your parent.................

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 5 Apr 2013 18:03

was Edith their only child?

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 5 Apr 2013 17:56

Name: Edith Mary Thain
Gender: Female
Christening Date:
Christening Place:
Birth Date: 25 Oct 1891
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: William Thain
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Isabella Dawson Thain
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C01885-6
System Origin: Scotland-EASy
GS Film number: 255094
Reference ID: v 168-2 p 506

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 5 Apr 2013 17:54

welcome to the boards Roger - old posting this - you could click on either of the posters' names to send a message via GR but looks like they may have left the site

Roger

Roger Report 5 Apr 2013 17:40

Hi,
Don't know if this message board is still live, but, if so, I too am interested in Thains from Aberdeen. In particular, I am trying to find out what happened to Edith Thain, born 1891 to William and Isabella. She is my grandmother.
Roger

Heather

Heather Report 16 May 2008 16:14

Hiya, I'm not sure if I've contacted you before re Thain's in Aberdeen... I have quite a few and a lot more to add on and have let you see my tree so you can have a look and see if we have any links somewhere down the line!

Heather

Susan

Susan Report 13 Feb 2007 15:24

nee Thain Looking for any Thain's or relatives of Thain's who are from the East Coast Aberdeen, or Banffshire. I have my family tree dating back to about 1780 and would like to share info.