Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
16 MARCH 1914

ARDEER GOLF CLUB

Heys Medal, winner – R. Craig.

Robertson Medal, winner – The Rev. D. D. Rees.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 MARCH 1913

THE ARDEER EXPLOSION – FUNERAL OF FIVE WORKERS AT STEVENSTON

Five of the victims of the explosion at Ardeer Factory were interred in the cemetery at Stevenston on Saturday afternoon. The sad event aroused the sympathy of the community, and a considerable time before the hour of the funeral the mourners in large numbers made their way to Ardeer Factory, from which it was to start.

About half-past two o’clock a funeral service was held in the hall above the company’s office at Ardeer.

The Rev. D. D. Rees, Saltcoats; the Rev. A. Morris Moodie, Ardeer; the Rev. Matthew Miller, Stevenston; the Rev. R. J. Kyd, Stevenston, and the Rev. W. Husband, Kilwinning, conducted the service, at which the relatives of the deceased and members of the staff were present.

The remains of Alexander Brown, Adam Houliston, Alexander McCubbin, John Scott, and George Watt, were enclosed in one coffin.

The funeral procession included, in addition to the relatives of the dead men, Colonel Sir Frederic Nathan (manager at Ardeer Factory), the staff of officials, Captain Duncan F. Campbell, M.P., members of the Rechabite Friendly Society, inter alia, representatives of public bodies, and a large attendance of the general public.

The procession proceeded by way of Dynamite Road, Shore Road, and New Street to Stevenston Cemetery. It was over a mile in length, and probably the largest funeral ever seen in the district.

At the cemetery a service was held by the Rev. J. R. Spottiswood, Saltcoats, and the Rev. Edward Gillespie, Stevenston.

THE KILBIRNIE VICTIM

The funeral of Charles Miller McMurtrie, who died at Glasgow Royal Infirmary on Monday last took place on Saturday afternoon from 6 Bank Street, Kilbirnie. It was one of the largest public funerals seen in Kilbirnie for many a year.
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GLASGOW HERALD
18 MARCH 1904

SMALLPOX IN SCOTLAND

The number of smallpox cases intimated to the Local Government Board during the period from 1st to 15th March inclusive, includes: -

Stevenston – 1.
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19 MARCH 1949

SILVER WEDDING – ROBERTSON and SMALL

At Stevenston, on 19th March, 1924, by the Rev. Alexander MacDonald, D.D., William Robertson to Jessie Duncanson Small – present address, Marabelle, High Road, Stevenston.
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GLASGOW HERALD
20 MARCH 1914

FRAUDS

Peter McIntyre McLaren, appeared before Interim Sheriff-Substitute MacDonald in Glasgow Sheriff Criminal Court on charges of fraud involving a total sum of £12,500.

He pleaded guilty, and was remitted to the High Court for sentence.

The following name was included in the inventory with the amount involved: -

David Frew, Burns Cottage, Caledonian Road, Stevenston - £400.
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21 MARCH 1860

THE AYRSHIRE HOUNDS

The Ayrshire Hounds will meet on Saturday the 24th, at Ardeer Gate, at half-past eleven o’clock.
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21 MARCH 1863

MARRIAGE – EDMONSTONE and NEILL

At Ardeer House, on the 17th instant, by the Right Rev. the Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway, Lieutenant Colonel Frederick N. Edmonstone, youngest son of the late Sir Charles Edmonstone, Baronet of Dunreath, to Henrietta, youngest daughter of the late Lieutenant Colonel Smith Neill, of Barnweill and Swindridgemuir, Ayrshire.
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22 MARCH 1924

MARRIAGE – ROBERTSON and SMALL

At Cross Keys, Stevenston, on the 19th instant, by the Rev. Alexander MacDonald, M.A., William, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Robertson, Ardoch Crescent, Stevenston, to Jessie Duncanson, second daughter of Mr and Mrs Fred Small, Cross Keys, Stevenston.
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22 MARCH 1913

MARRIAGE – LANG and McLATCHIE

At Kew Gardens, Hillhead, on 21st March, by the Rev. John Forsyth, David Lang, second son of the late Gilbert Lang, George Street, Glasgow, to Jean McLatchie, Nobel Villas, Stevenston.
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23 MARCH 1876

STEVENSTON SCHOOL BOARD

This Board met on Tuesday evening in the Kyleshill School, Saltcoats – Rev. George Philp in the chair.

It was unanimously agreed that at the next triennial election of members for the school board there shall be a polling station in the Public School, Stevenston, in addition to the one fixed at Kyleshill School, Saltcoats.

The first meeting of the new school board is to take place on 1st May.
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24 MARCH 1848

SUICIDE BY DROWNING AT STEVENSTON

On the evening of Thursday or morning of Friday last, a shoemaker residing in Ayr, of dissipated habits, and who had for some time past been separate from his wife, who lives in Stevenston, came there to see her.

Imagining that he was not well received, and having indulged in intoxicating liquor, he plunged himself into the Stevenston burn, at the mill dam, and was drowned.

Some boys, amusing themselves along the burn, about half-past eight o’clock on Friday morning, observed part of his clothes attached to a tree, and on their giving the alarm, an immediate search for his body was made. It was recovered in the course of the day.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 MARCH 1913

ARDEER GOLF CLUB – COMPEITION FOR PRIZES PRESENTED BY MR J. D. GORDON, DALRY

The following qualified for ensuing tournament competition: -

F. Crawford, J. Greenlees, C. Hamilton, Andrew Craig, F. F. Cowie, J. Gemmell, junior; R. Craig, A. L. Forsyth, and G. McGregor.
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