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Jane Paton (b. September 27, 1876, d. August 22, 1946)Jane Paton (daughter of John Gibb Paton and Jessie Dalgarno) was born September 27, 1876 in Maud, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and died August 22, 1946 in Aberdeen, Scotland.She married Frederick Poole on August 25, 1904 in Aberdeen, Scotland, son of Josiah Poole and Hannah Hulbert.
Notes for Jane Paton:
Family recollections from L.D.G.My Grandma Poole was always called Jinnie or Jeannie, so that when I was born and my father was thinking of naming me after her he wrote and asked her what her name was.Apparently she was offended at this question and ignored it so that I was not called Jane after all.
When my grandparents were first married they lived in London where my grandfather was in service as a butler.About 1910 they moved to Somerset and it was during this time, I believe, that they went on an outing for the household servants in a char-a-banc, presumably horsedrawn, and were involved in an accident with a train at a level crossing.My grandfather suffered head injuries which left him subject to painful headaches and my grandmother lost a leg and part of the other foot.
About 1913 they moved to Ireland where my Grandfather was butler to the McCalmont family at Mt. Juliet, a country estate near Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, and where he died in 1926.My father was already working in England in Birmingham by then and Grandma and Evelyn moved back to be near the Paton family and to Grandma's sister Lizzie Barron in Aberdeen.
My clearest memories of Grandma Poole are from 1939 and 1945 when she was a widow living in a council flat in Aberdeen with my Aunt Evelyn.She always wore black, as was the Scottish custom for widows, with long skirts so that I could never tell which was the artificial leg.She was very small and thin with grey hair held back in a bun, so that she appeared to me to be much older than in fact she was.She walked with a black cane with a silver knob.
More About Jane Paton and Frederick Poole:
Marriage: August 25, 1904, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Children of Jane Paton and Frederick Poole are:
- +Frederick Poole, b. June 11, 1905, London, England, d. July 13, 1969, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England.
- Evelyn Jeannie Dalgarno Poole, b. November 18, 1909, London, England, d. August 30, 1961, Aberdeen, Scotland.