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Descendants of Andrew Aitken b: 1820 Kirkmichael
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1. Andrew Aitken was born March 18, 1820 at Kirkmichael (Straiton), Ayrshire. He married Ann Campbell on October 8, 1841 at Coylton and Tarbolton, Ayrshire. According to the 1881 Census at Dreghorn, Ayrshire he worked as a coal miner. Andrew and Ann had 9 children. Although I have no record of Andrew’s death I do record Ann’s death August 29, 1896 at Naniamo, BC, Canada.
Children of Andrew and Ann…
Andrew Aitken b. December 14, 1842 Coylton
John Aitken b. July 7, 1844 Coylton / m. December 31, 1867 Dreghorn ( Isabella McCallum )
Janet Campbell Aitken b. April 30, 1846 Coylton
Janet Aitken b. September 14, 1848 Irvine
Ann Aitken b. July 13, 1850 Dreghorn
Robert Aitken b. November 26, 1852, Coylton / m. March 31, 1876 Naniamo, Canada ( Georgina Scott ) / d. June 30, 1922 Vancouver Canada
Daniel Aitken b. June 7, 1855 Kilmaurs
Jean Gibson Aitken b. October 18, 1858 Dreghorn
Andrew Campbell Aitken b. March 12, 1862 Dreghorn / m. August 3, 1888 New Jersey USA ( Ann Riddles ) / d. November 14, 1921 Cumberland Canada
2. Andrew Campbell Aitken was born on March 12, 1862 at Dreghorn, Ayrshire. In the 1881 Census at Dreghorn he is listed as being a Drapers Assistant. Family lore states that soon after he immigrated to the United States and worked again as a draper in New York. In 1888 he married Annie Jane Riddles on August 3 at Newark, New Jersey. At the time of his marriage Andrew is listed as being a bookkeeper. Again he moved, this time to Naniamo, BC on Vancouver Island where his brother Robert Aitken was. Andrew also spent some time on the Queen Charlotte Islands before finally settling in the mining towns of Bevan and Cumberland. His wife Ann found work as a school janitor and midwife. Andrew died at Cumberland at the age of 59.
Children of Andrew and Annie…
Andrew Aitken b. 1889
David Aitken b. January 12, 1891 Naniamo, Canada / m. October 15, 1913 Sandwick Canada (May Palmer) / d. January 19, 1973 Cumberland, Canada
Cecelia Aitken b. November 10, 1893 Naniamo, Canada/m. December 30, 1915 Sandwick ( John Miller )/ d. September 9, 1963, Campbell River, Canada
Colin Campbell Aitken b. 1899/ m. June 24, 1924 Cumberland ( Edith Picketti ) / d. July 8, 1967 Comox Canada
Robert Campbell Aitken b. 1906 / m. Cumberland ( Helen Hunter Cameron ) / d. December 2, 1956 Cumberland
3. Robert Campbell Aitken was born in Cumberland, British Columbia, Canada in 1906. He married Helen (Nellie) Hunter Cameron also in Cumberland. He worked as a logger on Vancouver Island and died on December 2, 1956 in Cumberland at the age of 50.
Children of Robert and Helen…
Roberta Jean Aitken b. 1928 Cumberland
Ronald James Aitken b. 1931 Cumberland
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