Clayton Rennie Calderhead 1874-1882 & David Dalziel 1874-1875

Clayton Rennie Calderhead was the eldest son of my great great grandparents, James Calderhead and Margaret Dalziel. His mother was just 17 years old when he was born. In fact, she and her mother were both pregnant at the same time. Mary Allen Lockie and her husband, David Dalziel already had nine children when in … Continue reading Clayton Rennie Calderhead 1874-1882 & David Dalziel 1874-1875

My Granny’s Other Dad – Edward Cooper 1862-1939

My maternal grandmother Catherine Cosgrove was just 7 months old when she lost her father.  Patrick Cosgrove was just 38 years old when he died of smallpox in Belvedere Hospital in Glasgow. Patrick and his wife, Sarah Helferty were married in 1888 and Catherine was their only child.  Sarah remarried and her second husband was … Continue reading My Granny’s Other Dad – Edward Cooper 1862-1939