- Born: 30 Jun 1842, Methven, Perthshire, Scotland
- Christened: Rothes, Knockando Parish, Scotland
- Marriage: William Gairns on 23 Nov 1871 in Cook Co., Illinois
- Died: After 1920, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., Iowa
The 1880 Federal Census for Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., Iowa, District 256, page 86A records William (40-Scotland) and Catherine (38-Scotland) Gairns with children Andrew (7-Illinois), Gene (6-Illinois,female), Bell (3-Iowa), and Maggie (9/12, Sept - Iowa).
The 1885 Iowa State Census for Cedar Rapids, Linn Co. records Kate Gairns (42 - Scotland) with her children Andrew (12 - IL), Jennie (9 - IL), Bella (7 - Iowa), Maggie (5 - Iowa), and Sarah (3 - Iowa).
See general notes on daughter Catherine's daughter, Jeane Gairns, for 1900 census facts ... and Jeane Gairne's husband, Charles A. Grant, for 1910 census facts on "Kate" [Catherine] ...
The 1920 Federal Census for Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., Iowa, District 124 records Catherine Gairns (77 - widow-mother-in-law) (indexed as Catherine Gavins and Catherine Gerins at ancestry.com) living in the home of William B. (48-Scotland) and Sarah G. (37-Iowa) Smith with children Robert B. (11), Benjamin W. (9), Isabelle A. (5), James L. (4 2/12), and Andrew G. (1 3/12) living at 1809 6th Ave. William is a Traffic Manager at the Cereal Mill and immigrated in 1888. Catherine indicates she immigrated in 1865.
Catherine is listed a second time in the 1920 census: The 1920 Federal Census for Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, District 462, page 138B records Arthur H. (52) and Isabelle (42) Gough with children Catherine (16) and Robert (12) living at 7133 Eberhart Avenue. Also in the household is Arthur's widowed mother-in-law Catherine Gairns (77). Arthur lists his date of immigration as 1888 and Catherine as 1861.
Catherine is no longer listed with Sarah nor Isabelle in the 1930 census record and Sarah is now listed as a widow. The 1930 Federal Census for Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., Iowa, District 54 records the widow Sarah G. Smith (48) with children Robert B. (21), Benjamin W. (19), Isabelle A. (16), James L. (14), and Andrew G. (11) living at 1809 6th Ave. Both Robert and Benjamin are working at the Cereal Mill.
Catherine married William Gairns on 23 Nov 1871 in Cook Co., Illinois. (William Gairns was born circa 1840 in Scone, Perthshire, Scotland and died after 1880 in Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., Iowa.)
Cook Co., Illinois marriage records:
WILLIAM A. GAIRNS married to CATHARINE MCCURRY, 1871-11-23 074/ 00000542 COOK CO.