Bertha Irwin née Scott

Roberta Andrew “BerthaScottAge: 90 years19011991

Roberta Andrew “BerthaScott
Given names
Roberta Andrew
Birth July 9, 1901 35 36
Baptism October 10, 1901 (Age 3 months)

Note: Baptised by Rev. James Clark, Minister of Milton of Balgonie
Death of a brotherStewart Mercer Scott
February 6, 1906 (Age 4 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Scott
July 28, 1917 (Age 16 years)
Cause: Killed in action. WWI
Mother's help
1922 (Age 20 years)

Birth of a daughter
Isabella Mercer “Lyla” Irwin
October 6, 1924 (Age 23 years)
Death of a motherIsabella Burgess Mercer
April 18, 1925 (Age 23 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Scott
February 1940 (Age 38 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Scott
March 14, 1950 (Age 48 years)

Ship Passenger
1954 (Age 52 years)

Note: Bertha went three times to visit her daughter, Isabella Mercer "Lyla" Malcolm née Irwin in…
Residence 1959 (Age 57 years)
Residence 1969 (Age 67 years)
Death of a husbandJames “Jim” Irwin
July 25, 1971 (Age 70 years)
Residence 1971 (Age 69 years)
Residence 1990 (Age 88 years)
Death September 14, 1991 (Age 90 years)
Cause of death: Cerebro vascular disease.
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Marriage: April 8, 1887Haughmill, Markinch, Fife, Scotland
9 months
elder brother
20 months
elder brother
William Scott
Birth: August 19, 1888 22 24Balcurvie, Markinch, Fife, Scotland
Death: July 28, 1917Belgium
18 months
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
Helen Scott
Birth: February 20, 1892 26 27Windygates, Markinch, Fife, Scotland
Death: March 7, 1893Windygates, Markinch, Fife, Scotland
16 months
elder brother
Stewart Mercer Scott
Birth: June 28, 1893 27 28Haughmill, Markinch, Fife, Scotland
Death: February 6, 1906Windygates, Fife, Scotland
4 years
elder sister
6 years
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Baptised by Rev. James Clark, Minister of Milton of Balgonie
Bertha went three times to visit her daughter, Isabella Mercer "Lyla" Malcolm née Irwin in South Africa. On the first occasion, she hadn't worked all her married life but she took a cleaning job to save money for the fare. Among her customers was popular Scottish entertainer, Jimmy Logan. During one of her trips she had to share a cabin with three other women. She complained later that she was disgusted by their behaviour. The hotter the weather became as they sailed south, the more randy the women grew and the more they chased men on the ship!
Bertha was a great character. As a young woman she played football for ladies soccer team, the "Windygates Bluebells." She also rode a bicycle to the alarm of the locals when delivering her mail while Postmistress in Windygates, Fife.
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Note: Bertha (right) with Jessie Hodgson, mother-in-law of daughter Letty, Glasgow, early/mid 1950s
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Note: With grandson, Alan Glass on their way to feed the ducks in the park. Glasgow c.1955
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Note: With granddaughter Isobel Anne Glass at 72 Langlands Terrace, Dumbarton - 1956
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Note: 90th Birthday with daughter Letty, Glasgow, 09/07/1991
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Note: This is a recording made at home on an early cassette tape recorder in the 1960s. The voices are those of Bertha and her husband, Jim.