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Samuel Ross CROMARTY
Birth:
2 Feb 1859
So. Cara, Grimness, So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Death:
16 Mar 1908
So. Cara, Grimness, So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Marriage:
13 Aug 1888
Stromness, Orkney, Scotland
Individual Information
Notes:
                   SOURCE
    BIRTH: Scot civil reg. 6010 (GS 35407 pt 681) for S.Ron. & Burray 6
    MARRIAGE: Scot Civ Reg - Index only for 1888; corr. Margaret (see below)
    DEATH: Scot Civ Reg - Index only for 1908; corr. from Margaret (see below)
    CENSUS: 1861 S.Cara (GS 103889); 1871 S.Cara (GS 104069)
     CORR: Margaret Jane Mainland (daughter) of Carawell, St. Marg's Hope (1959)

NOTE
   OCCUPATION: Cartwright and farmer. He lived in Shetland for the birth of his children then moved back to South Cara. His Wife was from Shetland.
    Samuel Ross's brother, Alexander, offered him South Cara,the farm and Samuel accepted and Alexander went back to Shetland and worked as a cooper. Alexander only farmed South Cara about three years and didn't like it.
Death of Samuel: Drowned at sea along with his cousin James Taylor Cromarty
                  
Elizabeth RIDLAND
Birth:
17 Sep 1866
Lerwick, Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland
Death:
Feb 1896
Glasgow, Scotland
Father:
Mother:
Individual Information
Notes:
                   SOURCE
   CORR: with Margaret Mainland of St. Margaret's Hope, S.Ronaldsay, Orkney
                  
Children
Marriage
1
Birth:
12 May 1889
Lerwick, Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland
Death:
27 Oct 1948
So. Cara, Grimness, So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Notes:
                   SOURCE
   CORR: with Margaret Mainland of St. Margaret's Hope, S.Ronaldsay, Orkney
         (Sister to John)
   OCCUPATION: Farmed at old home of S.Cara.

NOTE how the farm of South Cara was passed down from Alexander Cromarty and Margaret Stewart:  Alexander to his son William to his son James then to James's brother Alexander then to Alexander's brother Samuel then to his son John Robert then his son John, ultimitly became  the present proprietor as of the year 2000

Attempting to rescue shipwrecked men in enemy action at beginning 2nd world War, John Robert was awared a  Medal & certificate from the Humane Society, but the exposure led to his death.  This was off Grimness S.Ronaldsay. Mother and her son, John, farm South Cara Farm in S. Ronaldsay as of 1965 and still 1990
                  
2
William Ridland CROMARTY
Birth:
17 Feb 1891
Lerwick, Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland
Death:
11 Sep 1918
France
 
Marr:
 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   SOURCE
   CORR: with Margaret Mainland of St. Margaret's Hope, S.Ronaldsay, Orkney
         (Sister to William)
   William did not marry

NOTE
   William came to Brookland New York as a youth to relatives to finish his
   schooling.  He then joined the American Army and was serving as chaufeur
   to General Pershing in France in World War 1 and while waiting for the
   General his car was hit by a shell and blown to pieces on Armistice Day
   DEATH: from newspaper - Wm R. Cromarty killed in France World War 1
          receives mortal wounds from which he dies Sept. 11 was driver for
          machine gun officer.
          Once again our village was been called upon to sacrifice of her young
          manhood in the war of democracy against despotism, freedom against
          bondage, right against wrong.
          "Deeply regret to inform you that it is officially reported that
          Private William Cromarty, Headquarters troop, died September 11 from
          wounds received in action."
          Thus read the message which came to James Goodsir on Wednesday after
          noon announcing the death of his Nephew, one of Liberty's favorite
          young men, William Cromarty.
          William Cromarty was born on the Shetland Islands, Scotland in the year        1891 and at age of thirteen he came to this country and took up
          residence with his Uncle here in Liberty.  He attended Liberty High
          School and following his graduation worked in his Uncle's store.  For
          some time prior to his being drafted into the United States Army he was
          in the emply of Mr. Ben Gerow.  At the time of his being wounded he was
          acting as driver for the colonel of the Machine Gun Division, 307th
          infantry.  No particulars have been received relative to his being
          mortally wounded and it is supposed that death must have closely
          followed his injuries.
          SECOND newspaper clipping - PTE. William R. Cromarty, 77th Div. A.E.F.
          France, Died of wounds received in action Sept. 11 1918, Youngest son
          of the late Samuel R. Cromarty, South Cara, South Ronaldshay.
                  
3
Birth:
6 Mar 1893
Lerwick, Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland
Death:
4 Dec 1966
Kirkwall, Mainland, Orkney, Scotland
Marr:
14 Jul 1915
So. Cara, Grimness, So. Ronald 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   SOURCE
   CORR: with Margaret Mainland of St. Margaret's Hope, S.Ronaldsay, Orkney
         (herself)
   MARRIAGE: married a farmer near St. Marg's Hope, a place called Carawell
                  
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Samuel Ross Cromarty - Elizabeth Ridland

Samuel Ross Cromarty was born at So. Cara, Grimness, So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland 2 Feb 1859. His parents were William Cromarty and Margaret Gutcher.

He married Elizabeth Ridland 13 Aug 1888 at Stromness, Orkney, Scotland . Elizabeth Ridland was born at Lerwick, Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland 17 Sep 1866 .

They were the parents of 3 children:
John Robert Cromarty born 12 May 1889.
William Ridland Cromarty born 17 Feb 1891.
Margaret Jane Cromarty born 6 Mar 1893.

Samuel Ross Cromarty died 16 Mar 1908 at So. Cara, Grimness, So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland .

Elizabeth Ridland died Feb 1896 at Glasgow, Scotland .

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