Alexander Chisholm (1860 - 1931) and Jane Martin

Alexander was born in Minnigaff in 1860 and he married Jane Martin married in 1879 in Glencairn which is is in the Moniaive area of Dumfrieshire.

Alexander and Jane had five children.

Alexander's occupations were: agricultural labourer, ploughman and farm manager.

The census of 1881 gives Alexander and Jane's residence in Anwoth, by the census of 1891 they were living at Cruchie near Parton where they both lived until they died.

In the 1911 census Alexander and Jane are living at Cruchie farm, Parton. Alexander's occupation is "Farm Manager", by this time all of their children have left home.

Alexander Chisholm's Obituary


Fall from Horse: Ends Fatally.

As was announced in our last issue, the death took- place in the Cottage Hospital, Castle-Douglas on Friday evening last, as the result of an accident, of Mr. Alexander Chisholm, farm manager at Cruichie, Parton, for Major Davies of Glenlaggan. The previous Saturday Mr...

... granted by the Highland and Agricultural Society for long services. and it was fitting that these were handed over by Mrs. Sanderson, Ardlaggan, widow, of Colonel Sanderson. Mr. Chisholm was a man highly respected in the Glenkens and the news that his accident had terminated fatally caused deep regret among a wide circle of friends.A man of high moral standard, of a bright and cheerful disposition. and with a kind word for everybody, his familiar figure will be greatly missed in the district. In all local functions he was always ready to lend a helping hand and his hearty laugh could often be heard echoing through Parton hall. and adding to the night's entertainment. A devout churchman, he was always in place with his family at Parton Church.

He was predeceased Mrs. Chisholm about four years ago and is survived by his sister, Mrs. McDowall. who acted as housekeeper, and three sons and two daughters Mrs. Ferguson, Arduannie, Argyllshire, and Mrs. Kirkpatrick. Cassanvey, Balmaclellan.

The funeral took place to Parton Churchyard on Tuesday afternoon, when there was a very large attendance, testifying to the very high respect in which deceased was held. The services at the house and the graveside were conducted by the Rev. G.D. Summers of Parton church.
At the close of his sermon. on Sunday the Rev. Mr. Summers referred to the sad event. As a congregation, he said, we mourn the passing of one highly esteemed by us all, and one who, for those many, many years, had been intimately connected with our church as a loyal, devout member and an earnest servant of his Saviour, Jesus Christ. Our sympathy goes out to his family and household in their bereavement.

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