James Muir Aitken

ID No.597, (5 July 1896 - 8 June 1950)
James Muir Aitken
Father*John Muir Aitken1,2,3 b. 13 Oct 1869, d. 15 Jun 1930
Mother*Jane Mackenzie1 b. 19 Sep 1868, d. 31 Dec 1953
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Patricia Elizabeth Chalmers
Appears
on charts:
Descendent Chart for George Aitken
Residence
(Resident)
5 Jul 1896 John Muir Aitken, Jane Mackenzie and James Muir Aitken lived at 32 High Street, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland.1 
Birth*5 Jul 1896 He was born in 32 High Street, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland.1,2,3 
Baptism9 Aug 1896 He was baptised in East United Presbyterian Church, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland.4 
Migration
(Witness)
1 Apr 1905 He emigrated along with Jane Mackenzie, Thomas Aitken, John McKenzie Aitken, William Malcolm Aitken and Hector Aitken, to New York, USA, sailing from Glasgow aboard "SS.Astoria".. The final destination is stated as Columbus, Ohio.5 
Residence
(Resident)
 John Muir Aitken, Jane Mackenzie, Thomas Aitken, John McKenzie Aitken, James Muir Aitken, William Malcolm Aitken and Hector Aitken lived at 127 Wilson Road, Prairie Township, Parish of Franklin, Ohio, USA.4 
Census 1910 US
(Family)
19 Apr 1910 The 1910 USA Census enumerated James Muir Aitken as being son of John Muir Aitken, Head of the household at Franklin Township, Parish of Franklin, Ohio, USA.2 
Milit-Beg*4 May 1918 James Muir Aitken enlisted at Columbus Barracks, Columbus, Parish of Franklin, Ohio, USA.4 
Military12 Oct 1918  He was appointed Corporal whilst stationed in Gettysburg.4 
Military*7 Nov 1918  He was appointed Sergeant whilst stationed in Gettysburg.4 
Milit-End*1 Dec 1918 He was discharged from 338 Battalion US Tank Corps at Camp Dix, New Jersey, USA where he was a stenographer.4 
Census 1920 US
(Family)
10 Jan 1920 The 1920 USA Census enumerated James Muir Aitken as being son of John Muir Aitken, Head of the household at Wilson Road, Franklin Township, Parish of Franklin, Ohio, USA.3 
Occupation10 Jan 1920 James Muir Aitken was a stenographer in a steel plant.3 
Occupation He was head book-keeper with Ralston Steel Car Company.4 
ResidenceNov 1923 James Muir Aitken and Margaret Elizabeth Harmer lived at Hebron, Ohio, USA.4 
Marriage*22 Nov 1923 James Muir Aitken married Margaret Elizabeth Harmer, daughter of Charles Albert Harmer and Anna Loretta Osborn, in 1st Methodist Church, Licking, Parish of Newark, Ohio, USA. The marriage was solemnised by Rev. Charles Chandler.6,4 
Graduation*1926 James Muir Aitken graduated in 1926 from Franklin University, Parish of Franklin, Ohio, USA, having studied in the Commerce and Accounting Schools.4 
Occupation*18 Apr 1936 He was Sales Manager of International Derrick and Equipment Division for International Stacey Corporation.4 
Residence*18 Apr 1938 He lived at 2201 East 5th Avenue, Columbus, Parish of Franklin, Ohio, USA.4 
Residence*Nov 1943 James Muir Aitken and Margaret Elizabeth Harmer lived at 95 Edgevale Road, Columbus, Parish of Franklin, Ohio, USA.4 
Death*8 Jun 1950 James Muir Aitken died at Beaumont, Parish of Jefferson, Texas, USA, aged 53. He was survived by his wife, Margaret.7 
Burial* James Muir Aitken was buried in Sunset Cemetery, Alton, Parish of Franklin, Ohio, USA.4 

Family

Margaret Elizabeth Harmer (25 Sep 1900 - 31 Jul 1980)
Children
Last Edited1 Jun 2016

Citations

  1. [S1] Birth Cert: 1896: Haddington (709),70.
  2. [S54] Census USA: 1910: Ohio 11,11,3B, Ent 61-69.
  3. [S54] Census USA: 1920: Ohio 9,12,4B, Ent 70-83.
  4. [S81] Ext. Research: Mrs T Aitken (599).
  5. [S65] Migration, New York Passenger Lists 1905: Roll T715_558, pg:7.
  6. [S64] US Documents : 1970: Death certificate 11584 - Mississippi State Board of Health; Office of Public Health Statistics; Vital records.
  7. [S66] Other Document : Newspaper cutting (Unknown source, supplied by Mrs T Aitken (612)).
  8. [S99] Verbal.