Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
27 APRIL 1906

MARRIAGE

HOWAT – DICKIE: At Victoria Temperance Institute, Stevenston, on the 25th instant, George Howat, Ardrossan, to Susan Craig, youngest daughter of the late Alexander Dickie, Stevenston.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
28 APRIL 1890

FOOTBALL
STEVENSTON THISTLE v. KILBIRNIE


Played at Stevenston, and resulted in favour of Thistle by 3 goals to 2.
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GLASGOW HERALD
29 APRIL 1869

STEVENSTON - A BOY SHOT

A boy was shot here on Tuesday evening last while a detachment of the 7th Company (Saltcoats and Stevenston) Ayrshire Rifle Volunteers were engaged in shooting at the targets.

They commenced to shoot a little after 7 o'clock, and only fired five rounds each, when they proceeded to leave the ground. They then learned from a boy that another boy was lying behind the target shot. It turned out to be too true. The two boys had been playing at the "bools" on the sands, about 230 yards behind the target. The one who gave the alarms says that he felt one of the balls strike his jacket and immediately after his companion cried out, "Oh Matthew, what's this?" and expired. The ball had entered his breast and went out by the shoulder. Deceased was seven years of age, and the son of a labourer named James Moodie.

No blame can be attached to the riflemen, as they were provided with a marksman; and used the customary danger signals.

The case has been reported to the procurator fiscal.
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GLASGOW HERALD
30 APRIL 1906

DEATH

WYLLIE: At Mayfield, Stevenston, on 28th April, George James, aged 3 months, infant son of James and Sarah Wyllie.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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CASUALTY OF WAR
1 MAY 1918

Died on service, Private JOHN CRAIG WILSON, (41), Service No. 241429, 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – Resident of Kilmarnock; Born at Stevenston.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
1 MAY 1874

HOUSEBREAKING AND ROBBERY

A daring case of shopbreaking and robbery was committed on Wednesday night or Thursday morning, the shop of Mr Thomas Fulton, grocer, Stevenston, having been broken into, and a sum in coppers (fortunately the only cash within reach) and a quantity of tobacco were stolen.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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CASUALTY OF WAR
2 MAY 1915

Died on service, Private GEORGE HENRY REA, (27), Service No. 2158, Monmouthshire Regiment – Theatre of war, France and Flanders; resident of Stevenston; son of Betsy Drew Rea, and the late George Henry Rea.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
2 MAY 1904

DEATH

CUNINGHAME: At Auchenharvie, Stevenston, Ayrshire, on the 30th April, Captain R. R. H. Robertson Cuninghame, 3rd Battalion Highland Light Infantry, aged 36 years, youngest son of the late A. W. R. Cuninghame, of Auchenharvie.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
3 MAY 1917

Died on service, Private JOHN BRENNAN, Service No. 20851, 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – enlisted at Ardrossan; resident of Stevenston.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
3 MAY 1917

Died on service, Private WILLIAM SLOAN ROY, Service No. 24923, 6th Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borderers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Stevenston.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
4 MAY 1904

AYRSHIRE GENTLEMAN’S WILL

The will dated 10 September, 1894, of the late Mr Harry Robert Reid Robertson Cuninghame, of Auchenharvie, in the parish of Stevenston, Ayrshire, has been deposited in Register House, Edinburgh.

He nominated his brother, Cuninghame Glencairn Robertson Cuninghame, some time Captain in His Majesty’s 4th Regiment of Hussars, whom failing, his mother, Mrs Harriet Agnew or Cuninghame, to be his sole executor, and left and bequeathed to his brother, whom failing, his mother, the whole estate, heritable and movable, real and personal, that might pertain and be resting owing to him at the time of his decease.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
4 MAY 1909

AYR COUNTY COUNCIL

Sheriff Lorimer heard evidence in Ayr Sheriff Court yesterday with reference to a petition for additional representation on the County Council.

The petition proposed that in the district of Stevenston and Ardrossan there should be one representative for the Lighting and Cleansing District of Stevenston and another for the remainder of the electoral division.

The Sheriff made avizandum.
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