Helen Wood Pirie

F, #58, b. 1 October 1910, d. 8 April 1984
     Helen Wood Pirie was born on 1 October 1910 at 444 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 She was the daughter of William Pirie and Joan Duthie Buchan.
She was listed as head of household's daughter in the 1911 census at 444 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Pirie, head; Johann Pirie, wife; Elizabeth Pirie, daughter; Mary Stella Pirie, daughter; Hellen W. Pirie, daughter; Elizabeth Pirie, sister.3
She married John Cowie at 19 Union Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on 27 September 1934.2 As of 27 September 1934, her married name was Helen Cowie. Helen died on 8 April 1984 at in the River Dee, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at age 73.2 She was buried after 8 April 1984 at Aberdeen, Scotland. Helen was usually called "Nellie."

Child of Helen Wood Pirie and John Cowie


  1. [S3036] Helen Wood Pirie, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Helen Wood Pirie, 1910, October First 5h 45m P.M. at 444 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female. Father: William Pirie, Fisherman. Mother: Joan Pirie M. S. Buchan, married 1903 December 17th in Aberdeen. Informant: Joan Pirie, Mother. Registered: 1910, October 18th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  2. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  3. [S4053] 1911, Scottish Census, "Hellen W. Pirie, daughter, female, age under 1, born in Banff, Portknockie, resident at 444 Portknockie."