Robert Cromwell McKinlay

Biography of Robert Cromwell McKinlay

Robert Cromwell McKinlay attended the University and graduated with an MA Arts Degree in 1910.

Robert was born in Dublin, Ireland on the 30th of June 1881, and was the son of William McKinlay - an Engine Tender.

Robert joined the University of Glasgow in 1902. In his first year he studied English, Maths, and Education, before studying Moral Philosophy and Constitutional Law in his second. It seems Robert struggled slightly, having to resit Constitutional Law and Latin, but he persevered, and successfully graduated with an MA on the 17th November 1910.

After graduation, Robert remained in Glasgow, and became a teacher. His wife Winifred Elizabeth McCulloch Grant, whom he married on the 29th Jun 1912, was also a certified school teacher. They had three sons together - William James McKinlay (1914-1996), Francis Wallace McKinlay (1916-1940), and Robert Cromwell McKinlay (1920-1980), one of whom - William - was also a teacher (and later headteacher).


Robert Cromwell McKinlay
Born 30 June 1881.
Died 4 December 1945.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: MA, 1910;
Occupation categories: teachers
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2), R4/1/5, R8/5/23/5. With thanks to Alan Stokes for providing further information.
Record last updated: 20th Feb 2017

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