Born Jessie McClinton Parker at Garden Street in Ayrshire
on the 14 September 1921.
Grannie had many brother's and sisters:
- MARY married Christie
- PEGGY married Alf
- JENNY married Joe
- HARRY married Lily
- TOMMY married Phyllis
- JOHN married Eunice
- PETER married Mary
- DANNY married Jessie
- JIMSY married Mary
Jenny is still alive and well. All the others have sadly
passed away. Jimsy was killed when he fought in World
Jessie left school and became a maid (working for various
families doing housework etc). She then spent some time
working in the carpet mill as a Woollen Yarn Examiner
at Tam's Brig in Ayr. Jessie's mum then took ill and she
left her job to look after her full-time. They lived in
Glenburn, Prestwick at the time, and then later moved
to Marchburn Avenue, Prestwick.
When her mum and dad both died, she was left with this
3 bedroom house. Various Aunt's and Uncle's started their
married lives by living beside Jessie in this house.
Jessie married Kenneth on the 14th December 1951. Mum
was born the following year, so Grannie stayed at home
to look after her until she was school age.
Jessie then began work at the Coal Board as a cleaner
along with her neighbour ("Aunt" Lizzie Campbell). They
also worked together at the Bowling Rink until she retired.
Kenneth Davies was born in Appleby, England on 25 November
Papa had 2 brother's and 2 sister's:
- JACK married Ena
- BILL married Margaret
- MARLENE married Frank
- LILY married West
Bill's wife Margaret is now a great gran, and lives
near all her family in Kilmarnock. Lily and West live
in Glasgow. The rest of the above named people have all
sadly passed away...
Kenneth left school and became a bricklayer then joined
up as a Private in the 12th Commando Unit to fight in
the Second World War. He never spoke about what happened
during the war.
When the war ended, he moved to Ayr (Alison Street),
where he met and married Catherine Maurier McCutcheon
(his first wife). They had a daughter (Isobel) in 1943,
and then a year or two later, Kathleen died along with
her baby son during childbirth.
He married Jessie on 14 December 1951.
Kenneth worked as a wagon repairer on the railways,
and later on did caddying at the local Golf Club. He also
worked at the coal board as a storeman and then worked
at Prestwick Airport where he was a freight clerk. This
was his last job before he retired.