Friday, August 31, 2018

Gibson family continued

Four generations of the Bell/Gibson family

At left, with child on knee, is Annie Bell b 14 February, 1859 at West, Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada. She married Finlay Gibson in Stevenston, Ayrshire when her family returned there after their time in Canada. The lady with the large lace collar seated next to her is Catherine Thomson Ross b 1834 who married Samuel Bell, b 1833 Shropshire, in 1858. Behind is Mary Gibson, daughter of Annie and Finlay Gibson, and usually known as Polly. Polly b 1886 married William Dalzell and the child in the photo is her eldest son, James Dalzell. Dalzell was Polly's first husband - they had four children. Later she married again, H Milton Stacey. Two children were born of this marriage, Richard and Elva. 

My mother, Cathrine Gibson Hamilton, who left me this photo and wrote information on the back, was usually accurate but I do wonder if the lady at left is correctly identified - she appears rather too old to be the daughter of the lady on her right, Catherine Thomson Ross, who married Samuel Bell. However, as I don't know who else she can be, and she so closely resembles the Annie Gibson who married Joe Hamilton, perhaps my mother was right. The photo was taken outside Hawthorn Cottage, Caledonian Road, Stevenston.

Catherine Thomson Ross married Samuel Bell in 1858. Note she wears the same collar as in the photo above.

Stevenston, North Ayrshire, Scotland
DEATH26 May 1913 (aged 78)
Stevenston, North Ayrshire, Scotland
BURIAL   New Street Cemetery, StevenstonNorth AyrshireScotland

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