Da aka James was bornon June 25, 1906 in the Parish of Rathgate, County Dunlough, Scotland.His Father was Patrick Glackin ofDonegal.He moved to Scotland and worked as a "Shale Miner" which I believe to be a pseudonym for "coal Miner".
On March 17, 1904, he married Mary Mcdermott in Edinburgh, Scotland.
At some point they (Patrick and Mary) moved back to Donegal and raised a family of nine children.James was the oldest and moved to the US sometime in the 1920's I believe..
James married and had 3 children, Thomas (my father), Margaret, and James (yours).
I had this information from a photocopy from a Register of births from Scotland.