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Murdo Macleod

Murdo Macleod

Murdo (born 1903) was a  son of Donald Macleod and Isabella Macdonald, of 2 Enaclete and later 1 Enaclete. Murdo emigrated to the United States of America; he worked at The Ford River Rouge Complex at Dearborn, Michigan. Murdo was also a quartermaster in the American Mercantile Marine, sailing mostly on freighters on the Great Lakes.

In 1932, in Detroit, Michigan, Murdo married Peggy Maclennan from 13 Scarp. The couple returned to Lewis and lived at 2 Enaclete; their son was born in Scarp. They subsequently rented 8 Carishader as there was a large family at 2 Enaclete. Murdo returned to work in Detroit and got news of Peggy's death when their son was only three years old.

On Christmas Day 1946 Murdo married Mary Macritchie, originally of 2 Mangersta. Murdo and Mary lived at 15 Morison Avenue, Stornoway, and had one daughter.

Murdo was employed as a millworker in Stornoway, where he remained until his retirement.



Title: Murdo Macleod
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Murchadh Dhomhnaill Oig; Murdigean
Also Known As: Murdanie
Date of Birth: 22-06-1903
Date of Marriage: 22-09-1932
Occupation: Mill worker; Quartermaster
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEU 766
Record Maintained By: CEU
Subject Id: 28086