JOHN CARMICHAEL - MARY BAIN

JOHN CARMICHAEL was born at Elgin Colliery, Dunfermline, on the 14th of April, 1861.

Son of James Carmichael and Helen Short.

John is at 40 Parkneuk, Dunfermline, on the 1881 census. His occupation is Coal Miner.

MARY PATON BAIN was born at West Gellet Farm, Dunfermline, on the 17th of May, 1868.

Daughter of Alexander Bain and Davina Ross.

Mary is at 51 Blackburn on the 1881 census.

Photograph of Mary Bain Mary Bain. Click on the image to see a larger version.

John and Mary were married at Parkneuk, Dunfermline, on the 17th of July, 1884.

Witnessed by Archibald Carmichael and Margaret Varner.

Officiated by B. Brand(?), Minister.

John and Mary are at 1 Blackburn, Dunfermline, on the 1891 census and at 184 Baldridgeburn on the 1901 census.

Photograph of the Carmichael family A photograph of the Carmichael family, taken around 1907. Click on the image to see a larger version.

Children:

  1. James Carmichael, born in Parkneuk, Dunfermline, on the 26th of August, 1884.
    James married Annie Smyth, daughter of James Smyth and Catherine Byrne.
  2. Davina Ross Carmichael, born in Cowdenbeath on the 21st of December 1885.
  3. Alexander Bain Carmichael, born in Parkneuk, Dunfermline, on the 4th of February 1888.

    Alexander married Helen Reekie Stewart. He died at 9 Clunivar Street, Parkneuk, Dunfermline on the 21st of July 1957. His occupation was Coal Miner - Brusher.

  4. John Carmichael, born in Parkneuk, Dunfermline, on the 30th of June 1890.

    John married Margaret Taggart. He died at 3 Parkneuk, Dunfermline on the 12th of February 1949. His occupation was Coal Miner.

  5. Andrew Bain Carmichael, born in Parkneuk, Dunfermline, on the 14th of February 1893.

    Andrew Carmichael was killed in the First World War. According to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission his official date of death is the 25th of September 1915 - the date of the Battle of Loos. Andrew was a Private in the 9th Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). He is commemorated in the Loos Memorial Cemetry in the Pas de Calais, France.

    Andrew was working as a grocer for the Co-Operative Wholesale Society in Cumnock, Ayrshire, when he enlisted in 1914.

    Andrew's entry on the CWGC website can be found at http://www.cwgc.org/search/certificate.aspx?casualty=729301

    Photograph of Andrew Carmichael. Click on the image for a larger version.

    He was reported missing in the Dunfermline Press of the 5th November 1915.

  6. Lindsay Bain Carmichael, born in Parkneuk, Dunfermline, on the 25th of October 1897.

    Lindsay married Jane Thomson McPherson McCulloch. He died at Luscar House, Carnock, Fife on the 24th of June 1985. His occupation was Armament Depot Storeman.

  7. George Carmichael, born at 184 Baldridgeburn, Dunfermline, on the 5th of August 1900.

    George married twice, first to Christina Malcolm and then to Jeanie Laird. He died at 32 Corbett Place, Dunfermline on the 27th of November 1982. His occupation was Coal Miner.

Mary died at Parkneuk on the 9th of July 1915.

John died at 3 Parkneuk, Dunfermline, on the 15th of September 1924. His name is registered as 'John Short Carmichael'.