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James McBroom

Born: Unkown
Died: Unkown

Intro, Biographical Information, Notes etc:

Rodger said ...
Does anyone have any biographical information of James McBroom in addition to that on STEM ( ? I would also be interested in seeing any additional writings of his.
Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017 : 06:45
Tiothy Stunt said ...
A quick perusal of the census records gives the following:
James McBroom (1868/9-1951)
Born: Stevenston, Saltcoats, Ayrshire
Father Hugh M born c.1840/41/2
Mother Elizabeth born c.1844/5
Marion born c.1863 (?died before 1881
Archibald born c.1866
Hugh born c.1870
John born c.1874
Charles born c.1876
Alexander born c.1879
Ann born c.1881
Elizabeth born c.1883
Gilbert born c.1886
Helen born c.1890
In 1871 (registered as James McBrown): family living in New Street, Stevenston
In 1881 at the age of 13 he is described as a Drawer Coal Miner
By 1891 the family have moved a few miles south to Tarbolton. James is described as a ‘coal Miner’. His father is an ‘unemployed coal miner’
18th July 1895 James married Janet Hart (died 1939, Kilmarnock)
By 1901 James is still living in Tarbolton; he is described as ‘Coal Pit Roadsman’ and is married to Jane (Janet Hart, born c. 1877, eleven years younger). With two children: Margaret (born c.1898
Elizabeth (born c.1901
After 1939 James M married Sarah Kathleen Lawson.

Timothy Stunt
Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017 : 20:26
Rodger said ...
Thanks, Timothy. I am always amazed at the breadth of the ministry of our brother from the coal pits. But then, he served the One of whom it was said, "From whence hath this man these things?"

"Obedience leads to delight, and as taught by the Spirit there is enrichment. This has often transported simple, unlettered men beyond the greatest thinkers of the day who have refused the teaching of the Spirit. Moreover, growth in the knowledge of scripture leads to advance in the knowledge of God and this is growth which widens the outlook on life. Since the books of nature and revelation are from the same blessed Source, the individual, however simple and unlearned, acquires a working knowledge of things, and an outlook on life, which leaves far behind leaders of thought who limit themselves to the passing things of the day." (J. McBroom)

Monday, Dec 25, 2017 : 07:45

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