47. James5 Templeton (William6, Richard7) was born at 1 Artizan Street in Rutherglen, Renfrew, Scotland 22 August 1874. James died 19 September 1946 in Clydebank, Renfrew, Scotland, at 72 years of age.
He married Marguritha Lillian Maria Johnson 31 December 1897 at 434 Rutherglen Street in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland. Marguritha was born 5 May 1873 in Clydebank, Renfrew, Scotland. Marguritha was the daughter of John Johnson and Margaret Calton. Marguritha died 13 November 1959 in Schenectady, Schenectady, NY, at 86 years of age.
James worked for the Singer Company as a machinist. In 1919 work was scarce. According to Bill Templeton's diary "In 1920 Father, Mother, Peg and I had a long talk. He wanted to go to Canada. We agreed if he could get a job, we would go along with it. He sent a letter to cotton mills in Valley Falls, Quebec with a resume of his skills. They offered him a job and he agreed to go. It was agreed that he would keep all his pay in Canada and save up enough to get the family over. He ended up getting a good job as a millwright in Cornwall, Ontario and brought the family over on 8 Jan 1921. In April 1923 the family moved to Schenectady, NY to pursue work at General Electric." However, James and his wife returned to Scotland on 14 April 1923 and then came back to New York in March 1926. By 1929 James returned to Scotland and worked for Rolls Royce in Bearsden until his death. Lillian returned to New York and remained there until her death in 1959.
James Templeton and Marguritha Lillian Maria Johnson had the following children:
48 i. William4 Templeton was born in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland 6 April 1899. William died 5 June 1975 in Schenectady, Schenectady, NY, at 76 years of age. He married Maybelle Stewart Keys 29 June 1929 in Schenectady, Schenectady, NY. Maybelle was born about 1900. Maybelle died October 1982 in Schenectady, Schenectady, NY, at 82 years of age. William served his apprenticeship in Scotland as a watchmaker. He served in WWI in the Royal Flying Corps and spent time in Egypt and Palestine. He worked for General Electric in Schenectady, NY for many years until his retirement. They had:
49 ii. Margaret Calton Templeton was born in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland 28 August 1902. Margaret died in Florida 17 Jan 1996. She married George Ward McConnell 25 June 1927 in Schenectady, Schenectady, NY. George was born 25 Sep 1904 in Poultney, VT to William and Agnes McConnell, both of Scotland. Margaret and George were both working for General Electric during the 1930 census. They did not have any childrem. George died in Sep 1967 in Daytona Beach, FL and is buried in Poultney, VT with Margaret.
+ 19 iii. Lillian Marguritha Johnson Templeton was born 31 August 1907.
50 iv. Marion Clara Olive Templeton was born in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland 22 March 1916. Marion died 10 July 1984 in Schenectady, Schenectady, NY, at 68 years of age. She married Gordon Kieth Carter 28 August 1943 in Schenectady, Schenectady, NY. Gordon was born 13 May 1912 in Charlottesville, VA. They had:
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