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Mini Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (N)

My gr.grandfather, Charles W. Norval, was born in upstate New York to Scottish parents.  Although he never got to Scotland, he was extremely proud of his roots and used to sent back to a clothing firm in Scotland for my grandfather's cloths.  Well...they lived in a small, very rural area and my grandfather's clothing was, to say the least, a bit different.  In small rural towns, it seemed back in the early 1900s, everyone was given a nickname and the whole community knew that person by their nickname.  My grandfather's nickname became "Squire" because of his dress.  One day, my gr.grandfather had the order ready to be mailed and my grandfather steamed open the envelope and changed the order so at least he would get a pair of pants that looked similar to what everyone else in town wore.  I guess my gr.grandfather was livid but my grandfather was happy.
Cheers from Canada!!!

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