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IN MEMORY OF HER HUSBAND
WHO DIED AT CALDCOATS
3RD AUGT 1903 AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO WEE MAGGIE THEIR DAUGHTER
DIED 4TH NOVR 1901 AGED 7 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN THE ROYAL INFIRMARY GLASGOW
ON 30TH DEC. 1926 AGED 72 YEARS
This grave is associated with Monument O01 as both contain members of the family Whiteford of Caldcoats Farm.
The remains of John Whiteford, son of John and Isabella Whiteford, are buried under this headstone. John Jnr. Had taken over the running of the farm at Caldcoats on the death of his father in 1884 and together with his wife continued the family connection for another eighteen years.
John and his wife, an incomer from Glasgow named Margaret Hamilton, were to raise six children during their marriage, all of whom survived childhood with the exception of their youngest child, a daughter named Margaret after her mother. Margaret was cruelly taken from them at the tender age of seven years having contracted diphtheria and after three days of suffering she died at the Infectious Diseases Hospital at Cowglen.
Less than two years after daughter Margaret’s death John himself died aged fifty-nine years. His wife however was to survive much longer leaving this life in 1926 at the age of seventy-two years. She died in Glasgow Royal Infirmary and returned to Mearns Kirkyard for internment.