Margaret Kerr Martin

ID No.99, (7 November 1920 - 2 August 2009)
Rita Martin
Father*John Martin1,2 b. 31 Dec 1896, d. 1 Feb 1957
Mother*Johanna Kerr Todd1,3,2 b. 25 Jan 1894, d. 28 Feb 1981
RelationshipAunt of Patricia Elizabeth Chalmers
on charts:
Descendent Chart for Peter Martin
Descendent Chart for James McNicoll
Descendent Chart for David Todd
Descendent Chart for John Kerr
Nickname Margaret Kerr Martin was usually known as Rita.4 
7 Nov 1920 John Martin, Johanna Kerr Todd and Margaret Kerr Martin lived at 2 Methilhill, Wemyss, Fife, Scotland.1 
Birth*7 Nov 1920 She was born in 2 Methilhill, Wemyss, Fife, Scotland.1 
Birth Reg20 Nov 1920 Her birth was registered in Buckhaven by her father, John Martin.1 
Baptism20 Apr 1921 Margaret Kerr Martin was baptised in St Serf's UP Church, Dysart, Fife, Scotland.5 
Misc*c 1932 Photo taken at Camp with Dysart Guides.4
Occupationbt 1935 - 1938 She was a clerkess for approximately three years with Henry Carmichael (Joiners & Undertakers), Oswald Wynd, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.4 
Occupationbt 1938 - 1946 She was a "counter" clerkess with the GPO (postal services), initially working at the High Street branch, Kirkcaldy. When men were taken away for War service, she moved to the bigger branch at Hunter Street, Kirkcaldy..4 
Occupation*a 1946 On the return of the menfolk from the war, she transferred to become a telephonist with the GPO (telephones).4 
20 Feb 1954 She was a bridesmaid at the wedding of James Chalmers and Elizabeth McNicoll Martin on 20 Feb 1954 in St John's Parish Church, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.6,7,8,9,10
Residence*20 Feb 1954 Margaret Kerr Martin lived at 13 Grieve Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.6 
Occupation She was a travelling supervisor with GPO (telephones).4 
Retirement*7 Nov 1980 She retired.4 
Residencebt 1981 - 1985 She lived at Caithness Place, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.4 
Residence2 Mar 1981 She lived at 17 Denend Crescent, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.3 
Death Reg
2 Mar 1981 She registered the death of her mother, Johanna Kerr Martin, in Kirkcaldy.3 
Residencebt 1985 - 2002 Margaret Kerr Martin lived at 31 Spencer Place, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.4 
Residencebt 2002 - 2009 She lived at 29 Terrace Street, Dysart, Fife, Scotland.4 
Medical*9 May 2008 Margaret Kerr Martin suffered a stroke and was admitted to Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.4 
Medicalc 13 Jun 2008  She was moved to Cameron Hospital, Windygates, Fife, Scotland for rehabilitation.4 
Medical13 Nov 2008 She fell and broke her left ankle and was admitted to Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.4 
Medical22 Dec 2008 She was transferred to a long-term care ward in Whyteman's Brae Hospital, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.4 
Residence19 Feb 2009 She moved to Bennochy Lodge Nursing Home, 31a Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland when she agree that she could no longer look after herself.4 
Death*2 Aug 2009 She died at Bennochy Lodge Nursing Home, 31a Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, aged 88.2 
Death Reg5 Aug 2009 Her death was registered by her sister, Elizabeth McNicoll Chalmers, in Kirkcaldy.2 
Cremation*10 Aug 2009 Margaret Kerr Martin was cremated at Kirkcaldy Crematorium, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.4 
Ashes28 Sep 2009 The ashes of Margaret Kerr Martin were scattered in the grounds at Dysart Parish Church, Dysart, Fife, Scotland. No memorial marker was placed.4 
Memorial A gravestone to the memory of Margaret Kerr Martin is located Sect.C, Plot 330, Hayfield Cemetery, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. There is also a table in her memory at Dysart Kirk.11 
Last Edited17 Feb 2018


  1. [S1] Birth Cert: 1920: Buckhaven (459/2),582.
  2. [S21] Death Cert: 2009: Kirkcaldy (421),487.
  3. [S21] Death Cert: 1981: Kirkcaldy (421),135.
  4. [S99] Verbal.
  5. [S66] Other Document : Annotation by minister on original Birth certificate showing baptism.
  6. [S11] Marr Cert: 1954: Kirkcaldy (421),41.
  7. [S1] Birth Cert: 1955: Kirkcaldy (421),13.
  8. [S11] Marr Cert: 1977: Kirkcaldy (421),215.
  9. [S21] Death Cert: 2001: Kirkcaldy (421),200.
  10. [S21] Death Cert: 2012: Kirkcaldy (421),764.
  11. [S76] Memorial Stone: Kirkcaldy, Hayfield Cemetery, Sect.C, Row 5R, No.1.