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Browsing Posts published in February, 2008



This evening I am presenting an image of a grave-marker from Glasgow’s Southern Necropolis.

It records the passing of John Bryson, Butcher of Eglinton Street, Glasgow on Dec 20th 1902 age 76 years.

Also, John’s wife, Marion Sommerville is mentioned but no dates or age are provided.


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This evening I am posting an image of a memorial to the Finlay family located in Glasgow’s Eastwood Old Cemetery.

At the foot of the memorial is a record of Margaret G Wham, wife of R.N. Finlay, who died on Feb 5th 1948.

Wham is a very unusual name. For more information see this Wham family website.

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This evening I am presenting an image of a memorial stone from Glasgow’s Eastwood Old Cemetery.

It records the Halliday family including the wife of Alexander Halliday, Mary Cowan who died Feb 6th 1931 age 75 years.

Cowan can be a Hebrew/Jewish name but more likely in this case to be a derivative of McOwen, an Irish/Scots name meaning son of Ewan/Owen.

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