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IN MEMORY OF HIS BELOVED WIFE
DIED 22ND OCT. 1907 AGED 40 YEARS
THEIR CHILDREN JEANIE & JAMES
DIED IN INFANCY
DIED 19TH JAN. 1954 AGED 88 YEARS
The red granite stone marking this grave is distinctly modern in appearance in comparison to those surrounding it. It may be that it replaced an earlier stone in memoriam to Jessie Caldwell and her two infant children.
Jessie Caldwell or McGee was the wife of James McGee. James McGee was the son of John McGee, a master baker to trade and his wife Jane or as she was known, Jeanie Burns. This couple had been married in the Mearns in 1847 and would have run a bakery business in Newton at some time.
James, whether he followed his father into the bakehouse initially, through time and with the advent of the motor bus became a bus owner. Nothing is known by the reporter as to the activities of this company, but it may well have operated locally.
Peculiarly no public record has been found of the marriage either of James McGee and Jessie Caldwell, or of the death of Jessie in 1907. It may be that on both occasions the parties concerned were outwith the jurisdiction of the Scottish Authorities, thereby having no requirement to register with them.
James reached the advanced age of eighty-eight years before passing away at his home at 3 Edzell Dr, Newton Mearns. Though he had lost two children as infants, a surviving son William McGee reported the death of his father.