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CodeNA8304
Person NameLouden family; family
Epithetfamily
ActivityThe Louden family of Brightons, Falkirk, were a family of schoolteachers. John Louden was born in Airdrie but grew up in Reddingmuirhead, Falkirk, where he attended Liddle’s school and became a pupil teacher there. After training as a teacher he taught in Meigle, Perthshire, and Bathgate, West Lothian, before returning to Reddingmuirhead. In 1902 he was appointed head teacher at Redding Intermediate School from which he retired in 1925. He was also an active Freemason and a member of Lodge Polmont No 793; a member of Grangemouth Parish Council and later of Stirling County Council; and an Elder at Polmont North Parish Church. He died in 1933. His wife, Jane Drinnan, attended Falkirk High School, 1889?-1893, and the University of Edinburgh, 1895-1899. She was President of Falkirk High School Club in 1899 (the Club was founded in 1898). She taught in Wallacestone Public School. The couple had a son and a daughter. Their daughter, Jessie Campbell Louden also attended Falkirk High School, 1915-1920, and Edinburgh University, 1923-1935, trained as a teacher and taught at Slamannan Public School and Falkirk Northern School. She was also active in the Falkirk Ice Skating Club as a member of the Committee, as Secretary and as an Ice Figure Test judge for the National Skating Association of Great Britain.
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