When Mary Helena Scholes was born on 21 February 1887, in Sandbach, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Harry Scholes, was 28 and her mother, Emma Wilkinson, was 25. She married William James McIlwain on 19 June 1917, in Christ Church, Southport, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Bradwall, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Monks Coppenhall, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died on 14 October 1957, in Penticton, Okanagan-Similkameen, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 70, and was buried in Penticton 1, Okanagan-Similkameen, British Columbia, Canada.
English: habitational name from one or other of the places called Scholes in Lancashire and Yorkshire, or from Scole in Norfolk, all named with Middle English scole or scoles ‘herdsman's hut(s)’ (Old Norse skáli). In northern England the name was sometimes interchangeable with Scales , a dialect variant of the same word.
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