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Re: Millar family of Paisley, Scotland
Posted by: Kathleen Millar (ID *****5290) Date: October 12, 2003 at 15:45:18
In Reply to: Re: Millar family of Paisley, Scotland by Richard A Cooper of 772

Could be my great-grandfather...I have his date of birth in 1865, but that could be wrong. I know that his mother's maiden name was Mary Maxwell, and that the "Max Millar" we have a letter from, dated November 24, 1919, lived at 6 Greenhill Road in Paisley. I actually went there in 1991, and found it was a field where kids were playing football the letter, the "Max" who wrote it referred to his sister, Susan, who "went off to America",then returned to Paisley, lived with a Mrs. Jarvie, and died, with poor Max not even knowing she was back home, let alone that she died. Apparently "Max" the letter-writer was very upset that no one told him, and there was a lot of gossip in the town that he "Didn't even go to his own sister's funeral." The letter also refers to Max's son having his own business, but it doesn't say what kind. We don't know if Max was my great-grandfather's brother, cousin, or what, but the fact that the Maxwell name made its way from a last name to a first name leads me to believe it might be a brother. Wish I knew more...but for the longest time, we didn't even know that the Millars who moved to the U-S had any further contact with the ones in Scotland. The letter I refer to was found in my great-grandparents' old house, when their last surviving bachelor son died there in 1989. The reason "Max" interests me so much is that my grandfather and my dad were also both named "Maxwell," which is another reason I think the "Max" from Scotland was a brother of John, my great-grandfather. Do you have any further information on the John J. Millar in your family tree? You could e-mail me directly at

Thanks so much for your help, and your reply. I sure do appreciate it!

Sincerely yours,

Kathy Millar

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