Does anyone have a Grandparent older than Rangers?

thevietnambear

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One for the oldies of FF. Unlikely, but a possibility if we have a decrepit FFer.

I was thinking about my old Ma this morning and it came to me that her mother gave birth to her at the age of 45 in 1931. That would mean Rangers were only in existence 14 years when she(Granny) was born.

It sort of amazed me that I had such a close relative within touching distance of the great birth.

If nobody has a Grandparent older than the gers, who can claim the closest?
You could explain a wee bit better I had to read it a few times to understand what you were writing about
 

Talktalk

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One for the oldies of FF. Unlikely, but a possibility if we have a decrepit FFer.

I was thinking about my old Ma this morning and it came to me that her mother gave birth to her at the age of 45 in 1931. That would mean Rangers were only in existence 14 years when she(Granny) was born.

It sort of amazed me that I had such a close relative within touching distance of the great birth.

If nobody has a Grandparent older than the gers, who can claim the closest?
Your pished again aren’t ya
 

Shengus Malengus

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I am 68 years of age
My Father born 1913
My GF born 1870
My GGF born 1824
My GGGF born 1796
My GGGGF born 1766

All validated via Scotland’s People and all paternal side.

Any more predecessors requires guesswork.

I am the first RFC man in my family. My Father supported the Hi Hi.
See, I knew this thread could be interesting if you fuckers had given it a chance.:))
 

Porto Loyal

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My grandfather was born in 1895, so the Gers were only 23 when he was born. My father in law, who died last month, was born in 1923, so they were already 50 by that point.

Both had kids when they were in their late 40s as we are only early 50s
 

Buster

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Off topic a bit ,but my great grandfather played for Hearts against the bears when the stadium we stiil play in was opened think it was 1899 and rangers won 3-1 or 4-1 . Up till then he was a Hearts supporter but changed to Rangers after the game . Unfortunately he was also at the game watching when the first Ibrox disaster happened never spoke about it as he was very close to where it happened .
Then a few years later a German sniper at the Somme took him .
 

weebudsbud

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One for the oldies of FF. Unlikely, but a possibility if we have a decrepit FFer.

I was thinking about my old Ma this morning and it came to me that her mother gave birth to her at the age of 45 in 1931. That would mean Rangers were only in existence 14 years when she(Granny) was born.

It sort of amazed me that I had such a close relative within touching distance of the great birth.

If nobody has a Grandparent older than the gers, who can claim the closest?
My dad was born in 1911.

His dad died in 1974 aged 97, so older than the bheasts but not the famous.
 

ChiefWahoo

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Off topic a bit ,but my great grandfather played for Hearts against the bears when the stadium we stiil play in was opened think it was 1899 and rangers won 3-1 or 4-1 . Up till then he was a Hearts supporter but changed to Rangers after the game . Unfortunately he was also at the game watching when the first Ibrox disaster happened never spoke about it as he was very close to where it happened .
Then a few years later a German sniper at the Somme took him .
Your great great grandfather actually played in the first game at Ibrox?

That is fùcking magnificent.
I'd be posting that every day if it was me.
 

Shengus Malengus

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Off topic a bit ,but my great grandfather played for Hearts against the bears when the stadium we stiil play in was opened think it was 1899 and rangers won 3-1 or 4-1 . Up till then he was a Hearts supporter but changed to Rangers after the game . Unfortunately he was also at the game watching when the first Ibrox disaster happened never spoke about it as he was very close to where it happened .
Then a few years later a German sniper at the Somme took him .
Thanks for making this already magnificent thread all the more interesting. :)) ;)
 
One for the oldies of FF. Unlikely, but a possibility if we have a decrepit FFer.

I was thinking about my old Ma this morning and it came to me that her mother gave birth to her at the age of 45 in 1931. That would mean Rangers were only in existence 14 years when she(Granny) was born.

It sort of amazed me that I had such a close relative within touching distance of the great birth.

If nobody has a Grandparent older than the gers, who can claim the closest?
Went to see two trains running last night , Aunt Esther was 329
 

Carson's Cat

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The weans and I went to Motherwell for my auld dear's 90th a couple of years back and took her out for a hurl to the (we are the) People's Palace. We were having tea and scones in the Winter Gardens and she said, first time I've heard it, "My grandfather got a tram from Airdrie to here to watch Rangers".

So no, I don't have a grandparent older than Rangers but I do have a family connection that goes back to the Fleshers' Haugh days.
 

DylanGer

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I get my love of Rangers from my grandfather who was born in 1902. Obviously a few decades short but I loved his tales of Alan Morton. One of my big regrets is that I was too young at 17 when died as there's so much I'd love to ask him now about Rangers and indeed other things.....
 

Thasunke Witko

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Off topic a bit ,but my great grandfather played for Hearts against the bears when the stadium we stiil play in was opened think it was 1899 and rangers won 3-1 or 4-1 . Up till then he was a Hearts supporter but changed to Rangers after the game . Unfortunately he was also at the game watching when the first Ibrox disaster happened never spoke about it as he was very close to where it happened .
Then a few years later a German sniper at the Somme took him .
Really liked that wee story @Buster apart from the last bit.
 

Buster

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Your great great grandfather actually played in the first game at Ibrox?

That is fùcking magnificent.
I'd be posting that every day if it was me.
Just as side note
Really liked that wee story @Buster apart from the last bit.
Never knew him obviously but my grandfather told me about him , he played for Hearts at the weekend but worked down the pit through the week left Hearts and packed football in because he got a promotion at the mine which meant he had to work a Saturday morning and the money was better .How times have changed
 

Shengus Malengus

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I am 68 years of age
My Father born 1913
My GF born 1870
My GGF born 1824
My GGGF born 1796
My GGGGF born 1766

All validated via Scotland’s People and all paternal side.

Any more predecessors requires guesswork.

I am the first RFC man in my family. My Father supported the Hi Hi.
Going back to this post again.


This man's faither's Granda was walking this earth before football was even played and was in his thirties before the first British club even appeared.



That's got to be interesting ya miserable fuckers.:))
 
My grandfather was born in 1881.He went off to fight in the Boer War in 1900 with the Cameron Highlanders served in World War 1 in the Navy and worked as a coastguard for the MOD in the Second World War as he was too old to fight. He would have been a Rangers fan if he had the chance but as far as I know he never saw them play.
 

Rt. Hon. Bearman

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Your grandfather could have been born in, say, 1871.

When he was 50, his wife (perhaps 15 years younger) could have given birth to your father. So this is 1921.

Your father may have been in his 40s when you were born, making your birth sometime in the 1960s. So you'd be in your 50s now.

Plenty of Bears on here in that age group. Not a silly thread at all.
 

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