Black and white photograph of Duncan MacKinnon, Lodge Farm.
Duncan MacKinnon of Lodge Farm, Kirkapol, brother of Rev. Hector MacKinnon and son of couple in L14, probably taken in the early 1900s.
Black and white photograph of Marion MacKinnon, Lodge Farm.
Marion MacKinnon of Lodge Farm, Kirkapol, sister of Rev. Hector MacKinnon and daughter of the couple in L14.
Rev Hector MacKinnon
Photograph of Rev Hector MacKinnon.
Courtesy of Ms Elsie MacKinnon
Rev. Hector MacKinnon was born at Lodge Farm in Kirkapol in 1866, the son of Donald MacKinnon and his wife Ann MacLean. He studied at Edinburgh University where he won prizes in several Arts and Divinity classes and was awarded three bursaries.
In 1891 he was licensed as a minister and the following year chosen as the successor to Rev John Gregorson Campbell in Tiree. From 1894 to 1897 he ministered in Stornoway and then in Campbeltown until 1905 when he was called to the parish of Shettleston in the east end of Glasgow.
His eloquence as a preacher in English and Gaelic earned him the soubriquet of ‘Spurgeon of the North’. He died in 1913 aged forty-six from influenza complicated by pneumonia. A plaque in Kirkapol church commemorates his life.
Black and white photograph of Rev. Hector MacKinnon of Lodge Farm, Kirkapol.
Rev. Hector MacKinnon (1866-1913) of Lodge Farm, Kirkapol. Born at Lodge Farm, Kirkapol, he studied at Edinburgh University, was ordained as a minister in 1890 and served in Tiree in 1891. He ministered in Shettleston in the east end of Glasgow where he died unexpectedly aged 46.
Black and white photograph of the family of the Rev. Hector MacKinnon of Kirkapol.
The family of the Rev. Hector MacKinnon of Kirkapol, probably taken in the 1880s or 1890s. L-R: (back row) John (Rev. Hector`s brother and Lady Victoria`s `Faithful John`); Johnny (Rev. Hector`s bother who emigrated to Canada); Sarah (Rev. Hector`s sister); Duncan (Rev Hector`s brother who died aged 43); (front) Rev. Hector`s parents, Donald MacKinnon and Ann MacLean. The boy in the doorway is a Chisholm from the Lodge.