JAMES CARMICHAEL - ANNIE SMYTH

JAMES CARMICHAEL was born at Parkneuk, Dunfermline, at 2:10 PM on the 26th of August 1884.

Son of John Carmichael and Mary Bain.

James is at 1 Blackburn, Dunfermline, on the 1891 census and at 184 Baldridgeburn, Dunfermline, on the 1901 census. He was an Apprentice Tailor at the time of the 1901 census. At the time of his marriage he was living at Parkneuk. His occupation is now Coal Miner, but he was latterly employed as a Railway Surfaceman.

Photograph of the Carmichael family A family group photograph featuring James, taken about 1907. Click on the image to see a larger version.

Photograph of James Carmichael at work A rather worn photograph showing James at work as a tailor. Click on the image to see a larger version.

ANNIE SMYTH was born at 29 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin, on the 28th of August 1889.

Daughter of James Smyth and Catherine Byrne.

Annie is either in Dublin or somewhere in England (probably Liverpool) on the 1891 census. Family history has it that she remained for some time in Dublin with her grandparents when James and Catherine came over to the mainland. She is at 70 Carrick Street, Glasgow, on the 1901 census. At the time of her marriage she was living at 45 Golfdrum Street, Dunfermline. Her occupation is Laundry Worker.

Photograph of Annie Smyth A photograph of Annie Smyth, then aged 17, and an unknown cousin, taken in Dublin. Click on the image to see a larger version.

James and Annie were married at Parkneuk, Dunfermline, on the 1st of January 1914.

Witnessed by Alex Carmichael and Kate Smith.

Officiated by Robert Reid, Minister.

Children:

  1. John Carmichael, born at 45 Golfdrum Street, Dunfermline, on the 9th of May 1914.

    John married Marion Nicholas Kerr. He died at Law Hospital on the 11th of February 1982. His usual place of residence was 60 Yarrow Crescent, Wishaw. His occupation was Police Inspector.

  2. James Smyth Carmichael, born at 93 Golfdrum Street on the 6th of September 1916.

    James married Margaret Alan Drysdale on the 5th of August 1939. He died at 'Balnacraig', Saline, Fife (his daughter's home) on the 3rd of May 1980. His usual residence was 19 David Street, Dunfermline. His occupation was Security Patrolman.

  3. Alexander Bain Carmichael, born at 93 Golfdrum Street on the 29th of September 1919.

    Alexander was married twice, first to Isabella Douglas and then to Annie Barker. He died at 219 Glendevon Park, Winchburgh, West Lothian on the 12th of October 1973. His occupation was Insurance Agent.

  4. Andrew Carmichael, born at 93 Golfdrum Street on the 4th of March 1922.

    Andrew died ten days later, on the 14th of March.

  5. Catherine Byrne Carmichael, born at 93 Golfdrum Street on the 14th of April 1923.

    Catherine married James Dalrymple, Coal Miner, on the 2nd of June 1944. She died at Cameron Hospital, Windygates, Fife on the 7th of February 1974. Her usual residence was 28 McClelland Crescent, Dunfermline.

  6. William Patrick Carmichael, born at 93 Golfdrum Street on the 19th of April 1930.

    William married Annie Lyle. He died in a road accident on the A82 near the Rest-And-Be-Thankful on the 15th of March 1986. His occupation was Bricklayer.

  7. Mary Paton Bain Carmichael, born at 105 Golfdrum Street on the 11th of August 1927.
    Mary married John Younger Russell, son of Alexander Russell and Jane Ramage.

James died at 56 Tuke Street, Dunfermline, on the 17th of January 1959.

Annie died at 56 Tuke Street, Dunfermline, on the 24th of April 1965.