My sister, Mrs. Jessie Howie, lives at 32, Chequerfield Drive, Wolverhampton.
This is not a biographical sketch. Either Jessie, or Reay, or some of Jessie's nephews and nieces will have to write it. It is only here intended to type a Who's Who kind of notice!
Jessie as a child, and at her marriage to Jock Howie.
Jessie Murray Mackay. Daughter of George Mackay and Mary Lindsay.
Born 28th November 1899 (Makes her a Victorian!) Sister of R.L. Mackay, the typist. Educated Willowbank School and Hillhead High School. Interested in Chemistry. In Chemical Laboratory during War I.
Married, 28th Jan 1928, Jock Howie, of African and Eastern Trading Company. One daughter, Reay, born 1931. Ran a restaurant at Cobham, 1930-34. or 1934-1938? Moved to Surbiton 1938, and there throughout War II. Jock died 1946. Trained as shorthand typist, etc. Worked for Colt's Ventilators Ltd. for 7 years. Left ?1954 to work her way round the world 1954-1958 ? Worked London 1959-61? Worked San Francisco and Boston 1961-63. Back to UK 1967. These dates are all wrong. 4 years missing . To Wolverhampton 1967. To Reay's wedding in Boston 18th December 1968, we hope.
R.L.M. 16th December 1968.