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I am looking for information with regard to, or for the descendants of, Kate, (Catherine), Neil and Roderick who were all born in Oban in the early 1900's. They were children of Alexander and Rachel ( m.n. Macleod) and there were two other sons, Hugh who was my Grandad and Alexander who died in infancy. I believe that Kate may have married a Robert Miller Russell and that Neil married a Mary Thomson. It is possible that Roderick married a Lillian Harriett Cann in Southend, England. If I am on the right track, Kate died in Paisley in 1970. Neil married in Dalmally . He died in Oban in 1982 (last address 52 Soroba Road) and his wife Mary died in1996 ( last address Carraig Thura Retirement Home, Loch Awe). Although his wife died in Southend in 1964, Roderick appears to have returned to Scotland and died in Paisley in 1977. I don't know if any of them had any children. If anyone has any info I would be delighted to hear from you.
red mail William John Poole and wife Emma
This family lived in Oban in 1861. Address - 49 Tweedale Street, Hillside Cottage: William John (41) was Supervisor of Inland Revenue. There were children: William 17, MaryAnn 13, Elizabeth Emma 9, Richard 7, Frederick Thomas 4, and Ellen Letitia 2; all listed as scholars. What school would they have gone to and how could I find any information. I would be very grateful for some help. Thanks Joan
red mail Colin Anderson Family
Colin Anderson of Oban, Argyllshire emigrated to the USA sometime between 1825-1860? This is just a estimate based on a son's birth in 1864. After he emigrated, I am unsure of where he first settled, but I believe his wife was born in New York. He was a minister of the Methodist faith and was quite instrumental in establishing the church in California. He was my great-great grandfather. I would like to be able to find out anything on his birth family, mother, father and any siblings. His family is still all in the Roseville, Calif. area where he eventually settled, although his ministry took him up and down California as he was a minister that traveled from church to church in early California.
red mail Maygothling Family
I'm researching the above family who came originally from the Oban area, but there was a change of name (family rift) from McLauchlan. Not sure on the spelling as it was only passed down verbally. If anyone can help I'd be very grateful
red mail Christina Archibald
I'm trying to find Christina Archibald, she would be in her mid/late 70s now. Moved to New Zealand in the late 60s & worked for a car rental firm in Christchurch. She married my father in early 1970 & divorced a couple of years later. Returned to Scotland sometime later in the 70s to her home town of Oban. Any information or details would very thankfully appreciated.
red mail McKillop's From Oban, Scotland
I am trying to find info on Donald McKillop and Mary or Agnes McCloskey born in Oban Argyleshire, Scotland.
red mail Roberts
My Father John William Roberts grew up in Charles street Oban around the period 1899-1919. the family emigrated to USA in 1920. I think one daughter returned to Scotland. I am searching for any further information.
red mail Alexander May
I am trying to trace my uncle who went missing during the second world war. He was born in 1918 and may no longer be alive but I would appriciate any information about what happened to him.
red mail Mackintosh Oban
I am looking for the Burial place of my Great Grandfather and Mother who died in 1889 and 1891 in Oban. They were David and Emma Mackintosh and attended the old St Columba's Parish Church which I believe is now the Hydro Electric offices. Council Burials Dept. do not have records back that far but I wonder if anyone knows if there are records of the Pennyfuir Cemetery that might help?
red mail Short Family
Im looking for members of the short family from oban as my grandfather was Peter Short and he had 6 sisters I beleive there are some members of the family still within the Oban area and I would like to get in touch
red mail Campbell-Morrison-Black
My g.g.grandfather was Donald Campbell born Lismore (1841), died 8 Tweedale Street, Oban (1903). He married Marion Morrison at 10 Osborn Place, Govan (1871). Donald's parents were James Campbell and Isabella Black of Lismore. 1841 census lists their children as Duncan (20), Charles (15), Bell (12), Archd (9), Mary (7), Janet (4) and my g.g.grandfather Donald (2 months). Marion Morrison's parents were John Morrison and Isabella Black (she died at 8 Tweedale Street also). Would love to hear from anyone who is connected.
John Morrison and wife Marion MacVicar lived somewhere in Oban about 1891-97. He had a family of sons and had previously farmed at Torranturk. Before that he had been involved with S. African diamond mining. He was on the Town Council in Oban. Anybody know where he lived in Oban? Is there a connection with Kimberley House now a hotel?
red mail Patterson/McCallum
Archibald Patterson, son of John Paterson and Isabella MacCallum, was born in Oban in 1803. His father may have been a tailor. He emigrated to Canada as a young man. His son, William A. Paterson, became a pioneer automobile manufacturer in Flint, Michigan. Any information about these families would be appreciated.
red mail McIntyre, Malcolm
Any information re Malcolm McIntyre, b 1800, Oban, who emigrated to Canada, (Brant County, Ontario) c. 1825 with friend Stevenson, or Stephenson, settling and farming adjoining properties; married Christiana Robson, b. Minto, Roxburghshire, in Brant County; subsequent family of eight maintained correspondence with Scottish family until early 1900s, then connection was lost
Katherine Ruth Young
Seeking information on my Great Grandmother, Katherine Ruth Young, born Oban around 1870. Married Gustav (Gussy) McDougall, who may have been born Gustav Von der Schulenberg. The couple lived and died in Southport, Merseyside.
red mail MacCallum Oban
Researching the family of (Dougal)John McCallum, master tailor,born Oban about 1823, married to Mary Mckechnie born Bunessan Ross of Mull and married at Soroba Farm 1856. His mother was Ann Livingston. They lived on a croft at Soroba and later moved to High St Oban. He died in 1898. He may have had a brother named Hugh who went to either Australia or Canada.
red mail Ben Nevis Hotel George Street Oban
I'm trying to find any information about the Ben Nevis Hotel. I believe it was at 110 George Street and was there until at least 1946. It has a connection with my research into the McIntosh / Black family and the McIntosh / MacKenzie family If anybody can remember anything about it or knows anything of these families I would be most grateful if they could get in touch Thankyou Carla
Pte John Cameron
Am researching John Cameron of Oban, Pte 300912 Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders who died of wounds received in October 1918 in France. He had been awarded the Military Medal in August of that year. I would very much like to try and find a photograph of him if possible.
red mail Thomas Pringle Smart
Hi Looking for any info on the children of his first marriage. He married Janet MacFarlane in Luss in 1916. They moved to Oban-not sure exactly when-where he was a gardener. She died in 1930 and I believe they had two children one of whom MAY have been called James and was a patient in Dalintart Hospital
red mail Old Parish Church, Oban
Duncan McDougall (boatbuilder) and wife Elizabeth are buried at Old Parish Church, Oban. In the church is a stained-glass window by William Wilson with a plaque saying the window is dedicated to Elizabeth and was donated by her grandson Colin Ferguson McDougall deceased. Church has not been able to provide clue as to date window installed or history of donation. Anyone know story behind this lovely window by a quite famous artist?
red mail Galbraith
Searching for any information about my father John Galbraith. He was born April 12, 1905 at Aird Crescent, Oban. His mother was Joan Laing an unwed domestic servant from South Uist. His father is listed as John Galbraith a Farm Manager at Kilmun or Kilmuir Farm, Lochavich, Lochaweside. My father was raised in Howmore in South Uist and came to Canada in 1922.
red mail Nurse Cameron Adoption
Looking for information regarding a nurse from Oban who gave birth to a baby boy around about 1935 and gave him up for adoption in Glasgow. The baby was called Iain (Ian) Cameron and I assume this was her surname too.
red mail Donald & Flora Campbell
I am looking for information about Donald Cambpell born in Glasgow 1850's and Flora Campbell nee MacFarlane born in Oban 1850's they lived at 21 High Street Oban. They had children named Angus Duncan & Donald. He was a blacksmith. I have the origin birth certificate of Donald the younger born 1st September 1881. Looking for more information. Can anyone help.
red mail Rena Bell
Looking for my Aunt Rena Bell, born Oban, could be in the Falkirk or Stirling area.
MacInnes, Donald
Looking for info re Donald Stewart MacInnes, born Circa 1872 in Oban, Scotland. Connected to Stewarts of Appin. Only child to mother Margaret Stewart, father first name not known. Had connections to Sanna, Ardnamurchan, either lived there or came from there, not sure. Men in the family were fishermen, Donald's father was lost at sea when Donald was a boy. He and his mother lived with mother's sister, married name MacDonald. MacDonald family still living in Ardnamurchan.
Looking for information on descendants of Neil LIVINGSTON & Mary McILRIACH or McILWRAITH m. c.1795. Children: Elizabeth b. 1796 Kilmore & Kilbride, John b.1798, Donald b.1800, James b. 1802, Alexander b.1804 and Duncan b.1810, all in Ardchattan. Thought to have migrated to America and Canada. Have information on Archibald b. 1807 Ardchattan.
red mail Campbell; McColl - Lismore Island, Oban
Looking for any information on Duncan Campbell and Margaret McColl (gggg-grandfather and gggg-grandmother) listed from Lismore Island, Oban having had at least three children there from 1817 through 1826: Isabella, Archibald and Donald. Archibald was to have married a Mary McColl (ggg-grandfather and ggg-gradmother) and been living in Anderston (see listing there) by Oct 1852 as per birth record of daughter, Elizabeth, my gggrandmother. Also have record of Donald (above, b.1826 Lismore) as having died on 9 April 1909 at Achinduin, Lismore, information for death given to registrar by second cousin, Donald McColl, also of Achinduin, Lismore. I do not find that village name either, is it gone?
red mail Bankruptcies in the 1880s
Maclaine - in the 1880s my great-grandparents had a grocer's shop in High Street, Oban. I believe Allan Maclaine was made bankrupt when his fishermen customers didn't settle their bills. Anyone know where I could get details about bankruptcies at this time?
Looking for children of Alice Grace Menzies b. 1864 Old Monklands and James Wright Grant b.Oban. Alice and James married 1881 at High Cliff Cottage Oban. Two of their children emigrated to Wayne, Detroit, America. After her husband died Alice Grant m.s. Menzies emigrated to Detroit in 1930. It is believed Alice died in America. Any information would be appreciated.
I am trying to trace relatives of my gggrand father Colin Campbell born 3/8/1864 in Oban ,he emmigrated to New Zealand in 1880s or so. He married Elizabeth Pearce in New Zealand date unknown.
red mail McPherson
Searching for info on Malcolm McPherson & wife Christian Downie of "Glenurcha" (Glenorchy?) as stated on passenger list of the Ulysses which left Greenock and reached North Carolina in 1774. Daughter Janet b.1764 & son William b.1765. Had more children in Cumberland County, NC: John, Daniel, Malcolm Jr., Duncan(?), Mary, Christian, Katherine, Nancy.
red mail CADDOW OBAN
My gtgtgf JOHN CADDOW had a flower shop on HIGH STREET, OBAN circa 1870s/1880s. Can anyone pass on a copy of a photo or postcard of OBAN GEORGE STREET during this period of time as I am having difficulty in tracing these premises. It would be greatly appreciated.
Looking for any info on John Caddow and wife Mary McGowan who lived at Cliff Cottage Oban late 1870's and 1880's. Mary died 1880 and John in 1888. They are supposed to be buried in the old Oban Churchyard
red mail Sexey
Charles E. SEXEY bc1818 Oban (or London) mc1839 New Zealand died 1888 (1888) Oban Scotland. Buried 1896 (1896) San Francisco USA. Looking to confirm the Bth/Bapt of Charles and his parents in Oban.

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