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Andrew Thomson newspaper obituary

obituary, local newspaper
The death took place on Sunday morning of Mr Andrew Thomson, Strathbrock Brae after a long illness. Deceased was widely known and respected in the district, and was a native of Broxburn, being born at Almondell Lodge over 71 years ago. He spent his youth and early manhood in Russia, where his father had gone to take charge of an estate. Returning to Scotland, Mr Thomson married and settled in Broxburn, in which place he spent the remained of his life. When the shale mining commenced, Mr Thomson entered the mines, and followed this vocation throughout his life. He took a keen interest in all that pertained to the welfare of the workers and of the town, and was a man of exceptional strength both in character and physique, and was also of a remarkably fine presence. He used to compete in hammer and ball competitions at the local sports meetings. At one time he was a keen musician, and played the double bass in the old Shale Oil Works Band, and to the end he took a keen interest in the Public Band. He was an elder in the West U. F. Church, and up till recently was Session Clerk. His death removes the oldest member of the congregation of the church. Much sympathy is expressed for the widow and family in their bereavement. The funeral took place on Wednesday to Uphall Cemetery, and was largely attended.
The cited information was sourced from Electronic Document (email, file) published on January 9th, 1914 held in Linlithgow (Ref: p. 8) The author/originator was The Linlithgow Gazette. This citation is considered to be direct and primary evidence used, or by dominance of the evidence.
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      printed and scanned from miicrofilm at Linlithgow library, 2014

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