My subject of research is the AITKEN Family originating in LINLITHGOW, Scotland ~ and connections in Canada, England, USA, Australia [McGUIRE/MAGUIRE], and other locations in the world.Your mention of "movie making business" may/may not be clue to connections of "your" James Weir Aitken, with the Australian movie actress, known as "Mary MAGUIRE".Mary Maguire's sister married an AITKEN, descended from the Canadian branch, via England, and Linlithgow, Scotland. When teenager Mary Maguire was brought from Australia to CA, to make movies, the Maguire parents [and other family members] moved with her to California circa 1936.Please will you elaborate about the Movie company facts?
Reference James Weir AITKEN:Children of [James] AITKEN and [Lucille] HAUS: i. Marion Arlene AITKEN was born 4/1/1927 in Los Angeles county, CA.Spelling was "Marion" in CABI record.
ii. Clark Weirwatson AITKEN was born 5/24/1936 in Los Angeles county, CA.Middle name was run together as "Weirwatson" in CABI record.
Under the above names, neither Marion nor Clark were listed in the CADI [California Death Index].Neither were they found in the National SSDI record.
James Weir AITKEN, born 1/06/1893, son of Aitken & [mother not listed]; birthplace not listed; died, age 56 years, 05/20/1949, in Los Angeles (19) county, CA; Social Security Number 564-14-6773.Note that this SSN is not listed in SSDI database:http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgihttp://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgiThis is not unusual, and you can still use the latter web site to generate a letter to Social Security Administration, fill in the above SSN with $7.00 fee, requesting copy of original application form:Form SS-5.Much genealogical info is on SS-5, including name of father, maiden name of mother and more.If you obtain CA death certificates, you should find the SSN recorded thereon.Without SSN, you can still request search for Form SS-5, for higher fee - about $16.50.
Ethel Lucille AITKEN, born in Kansas, 9/06/1901 - daughter of HAUS and mother, [maiden name WILSON]; died, age 43 years, on 04/27/1945 in Los Angeles (19) county, CA; Social Security Number:none listed. AITKEN is a fairly common name in California.Here are some useful databases.