Alexander Nish Skimming was born in Kirkgunzeon in 1868,
he married Catherine Gerrard Wilson in Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire in 1893 and died in 1929 in Greenock.
His occupation as given on his death certificate was Railway Goods porter.
Alexander and Catherine had at least 4 Children, the family were living in Dumfries in 1901 where Alexander was a quarryman. By 1926 the family had moved to Greenock and Alexander worked as a Railway goods porter.
Alexander had changed his surname from Skimming to McSkimming by 1893 when he married.
Alexander and Catherine had at least 4 Children, one was born in New Abbey, Kirkcudbrightshire and the others in Dumfries.