Re: PARENTS OF JOHN MCHALLAM
According to my research Robert Blair McHallam b 16th Jan 1884 in Kilmarnock Ayrshire,was one of six children of William McHallam and his wife Annie Blane. William and Annie were married in 1875 in the village of Kilmaurs, Ayrshire. After their marriage they lived in Kilmarnock where William was employed in the Railway before becoming a traveller in the Drapery trade then calls himself Draper and Tailor. Annie died in 1889 and the following year William remarries and has a further three children to his new wife
The last I know of him is in 1901 when he is the Landlord of the Eglinton Arms Hotel in Dreghorn Ayrshire. Robert is still at home and is seventeen years old and listed as a coal miner
Both William and Annie were born in 1857,him in Kilmarnock,in 1870 his brother Hugh marrried Annie's sister Isabella.
William had a brother called John and their father was also called John
Hope this helps