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GLASGOW HERALD
28 OCTOBER 1914

SCOTSMEN KILLED IN DETROIT

Two men, ROBERT DINNING, aged 28, and William Brown, aged 45, were burned to death in a box-car just outside Detroit yesterday morning. Both of them came from Scotland three years ago. Dinning’s mother lives in Stevenston, Ayrshire. Brown leaves a widow and six children in Glasgow.

Dinning had enlisted in the Army Medical Corps, and expected to go to the front shortly.
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GLASGOW HERALD
29 OCTOBER 1901

FATAL ACCIDENT AT AYRSHIRE FOUNDRY

Yesterday afternoon an accident occurred at the Ayrshire Foundry, Stevenston, which resulted in the death of a labourer named HUGH MATHIESON, (42), residing in New Street, Stevenston.

Mathieson was engaged along with another workman at a crane, and to keep clear of a box which the crane was lifting he stepped on to the adjoining railway lye, where some waggons were being shunted. He was knocked down by one of these waggons, and the wheels passed over his abdomen, severing his left leg and so severely injuring him that he died a few minutes later.

Deceased was married, and leaves a wife and family.
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GLASGOW HERALD
30 OCTOBER 1891

STABBING CASE

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday DAVID CURRAN, Pitheadman, Main Street, Stevenston, was convicted of having on the 24th instant, assaulted his mother-in-law, with whom he resided, by stabbing her in the left side of the head with a bread knife. The wound was not a serious one, but the woman lost a large quantity of blood. The offence was committed as the result of a quarrel.

Having been previously convicted, he was sentenced to 30 days imprisonment.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
30 OCTOBER 1917

Died on service, Private JOHN CANNON MURRAY, (20), Service No. 160404, 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Stevenston; son of Elizabeth Murray, 606 17th Avenue East, Alberta, Canada, and the late David Murray.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
31 OCTOBER 1918

Died on service, Private GEORGE WATT, (34), 1/5th Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borderers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – husband of Annie Watt, Townhead Street, Stevenston.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Private George Watt, H.L.I., transferred to the K.O.S.B., who was killed in action leaves a widow and four children, who reside at Townhead Street, Stevenston.

Private Watt was 34 years of age. He was a native of the town, and was well known, being employed before enlisting at the stores in Ardeer Factory.

He joined the Army in March last, and had been in France only 2½ months.

Deep sympathy is felt for the widow and family”
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 NOVEMBER 1898

ASSAULTING POLICEMEN

Yesterday at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court EDWARD WELSH, labourer, Townhead Street, Stevenston, pleaded guilty to having, on 29th October, created a breach of the peace there, and was fined in £1 or 10 days’ imprisonment.

THOMAS WELSH, marine fireman, was charged with committing a breach of the peace and assaulting Constables Anderson and Myles while they were apprehending Edward Welsh, a brother of the accused.

Thomas struck both constables repeatedly on the face and body and butted him with his head, and bit Myles on the right leg.

He pleaded guilty, and was fined in £3 or 30 days imprisonment.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 NOVEMBER 1897

POACHING CASES

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday MATTHEW CLASPER, senior, miner, New Street, and WILLIAM KILPATRICK, miner, Boglemart Street, Stevenston, pleaded guilty to trespassing in pursuit of game on the lands of Ardeer, and were fined 30s each, or seven days’ imprisonment.

WILLIAM GARDNER, junior, miner, Auchenharvie Cottages; JOHN THOMSON, miner, Boglemart Street; and MATTHEW CLASPER, junior, miner, New Street, Stevenston, pleaded guilty to a similar offence, and were fined in 22s each, or seven days’ imprisonment.
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GLASGOW HERALD
3 NOVEMBER 1904

RIGHT OF WAY

At a meeting of Stevenston Parish Council – Mr MacGregor presiding – it was reported by the Clerk that he had written to the factor of Ardeer Estate objecting to the closing of the road to the quarry, over which the public had a right of way.

A reply had been received from the factor stating that there was no right of way, and that the proprietor could not agree to the request to keep the road open.
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GLASGOW HERALD
4 NOVEMBER 1884

FATAL ACCIDENT AT ARDEER IRON-WORKS

On Saturday afternoon MICHAEL SHIELDS, a labourer, was ACCIDENTALLY killed at Ardeer Iron-works.

He was engaged as a filler, and, unobserved by any person, he went to adjust the back-balance of the cage attached to the lifting engine. He was struck on the head by the back-balance and instantly killed.

Deceased was about 22 years of age, unmarried, and a native of Dromore, County Down, Ireland.
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GLASGOW HERALD
5 NOVEMBER 1897

STEVENSTON - APPOINTMENT OF MEDICAL OFFICERS

At a meeting of the Parish Council last night - Mr Alexander Mitchell presiding - Doctor Mackenzie Brown was appointed Medical Officer for the Saltcoats part of the parish, and Doctor Fulton to a similar position in the Stevenston portion of the parish.
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GLASGOW HERALD
6 NOVEMBER 1843

STEVENSTON WEAVERS

The weavers here, are, we are happy to say, enjoying a participation in the blessings of the late revival of the trade. They are completely employed, and their labour in good demand by the manufacturers, at remunerating rates.

The colliers are also receiving very good wages.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 NOVEMBER 1881

FOOTBALL
BARKIP v. STEVENSTON DYNAMITE
Ayrshire Cup Tie


Barkip won by two goals to one.
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