Posted By:Kris Howard
Subject:CARGILL/NICHOLSON: Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland - 1926
Post Date:February 06, 2009 at 23:51:00
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~ Cecilia Cargill ~
Born January 15, 1926 in Kirkcaldy to William Cargill and Margaret Nicholson. (We have NO information on the parents as to birth date/death dates.)
Kirkcaldy is a town in Fife, Scotland. It is in the historic county also called Fife.

She had half-siblings: Robert (Bobby) Nicholson, Margaret (Peggy)Nicholson, and twin brothers (we do not have their names - one was possibly William), and one other sister.

She had an aunt named Barbara who she called "Babs", but we do not know if this aunt was her father's sister, mother's sister..or even a blood relative at all.

There could also be a newspaper story reported about the family in the mid-to-late 1930's for the father, William Cargill, beat the mother, Margaret Nicholson, so severely (perhaps a drunken stupor..) that she had been beaten to death.
In fact, we're not sure if they were even legally married to each other.
The younger children were given out to neighbors and other family members in the town to be raised.

Cecilia was also one of many, many War Brides during W.W.II who came to the U.S. on the Queen Mary to meet up with her husband-to-be (my husband's father) after the war in America.
They met in England as he was a pilot in the Army Air Corp stationed there.

Any help will be appreciated for this is a tough family to research.