Providing more detail on my post yesterday in hopes of finding others searching for info on this line. The following data was gleaned from distant family and I cannot vouch for its accuracy.
Andrew Aitken, of the Airdrie/Coatbridge area of Lanarkshire, Scotland, died Sept. 1897 per a copy of a tribute article.His son James Aitken had been present in 1893 when a portrait of Andrew was donated to Airdrie in commemoration of his work in establishing the first free library in Scotland.
Andrew had married Susan McKenzie Forbes around 1834, and had five children - William, Robert, Andrew, James, and John (who then had children Daisy and Andrew). Susan died in 1856; Andrew then married Jane Williamson around 1858 or 1859.They had five children - Mary, Jane, Lizzie (mother of Leo), Henry, and Isabel.Jane Aitken married my great grandfather Dundas Morley Simpson and they emigrated to America, having 6 children.
In the 1940's or 1950's my grandmothers cousin, Daisy Aitken, still lived in Airdrie area.My grandmother, Jean Williamson Simpson Pence Josel, corresponded with family in England and Scotland until her passing in the 1950's.I would like to correspond and can provide more info to any interested parties - please email me. Thanks!