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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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This evening I am presenting the image of a memorial found in Glasgow’s Eastwood Old Cemetery which records the deaths of:

  • Robert Finlay on July 12 1933 age 85
  • Daughter Christina died March 6th 1885 age 11 months

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This evening I am presenting the image of a grave-marker from Glasgow’s Eastwood Old Cemetery.

It was erected by Mary Cowan in memory of :

  • Husband Alexander Halliday who died May 11 1925 age 69

Read more on Alexander Halliday Ancestry Tour Glasgow…