Read through these incidents and learn about local history in the
context of how it was reported at the time. Are your ancestors
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The Stonehaven Journal Thursday March 31st
of Captain Arthur Stephen (73), son of seafaring man…
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday Aug 29th
Adam - At 159 Sinclair Road, Torry, on the 27th
August Mary (Molly), aged 1½yrs, beloved grandaughter of Mrs James
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday July 9th
Boy’s Narrow Escape From Drowning - A narrow escape from drowning
occurred on Friday at the old sewer entrance near Esplanade West, Torry.
A number of children were playing in the open, in the immediate
neighbourhood of the entrance, when one of the boys fell into the river.
He was being rapidly carried down by the tide, when Mr Ogilvie,
boat hirer, had his attention drawn to the accident.
He immediately put out a boat, and with considerable difficulty
was able to rescue the half-drowned lad, who was at once conveyed to a
house and stripped of his wet clothes.
As this place is so unprotected and so many children congregate
and play there, the wonder is that accidents are not more frequent.
But for the energetic action of Mr Ogilvie, there is every
probability that the lad would have drowned.
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday July 30th
John Lees - son of John Lees, fisherman, Cowie,
drowned in accident at Hackensack River, NY.
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday Nov 4th 1909
of Mr John Lees, fishcurer - The death took place at his residence, 71
Murray Terrace, Aberdeen on Saturday of Mr John Lees, fishcurer.
Mr Lees who was in his 64th year, was born at Cowie,
Stonehaven. Thirty years
ago he came to Aberdeen, and started a successful business as a
fishcurer, in Clyde Street. This
he carried on until July last, when he retired.
Mr Lees was a member of St Johns Episcopal Church, in which he
took an active interest.
Deceased was well known in local fishing circles.
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday Jan 20th
Alexr Christie (Chall) died suddenly at sea.
Aged about 55 and leaves a widow and large family.
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday Apr 13th
Death of James E Christie late of Cowie, killed
Congo - father James Christie, cooper, Cowie.
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday June 15th
- There were laid to rest in Cowie Churchyard on Tuesday the remains of
Elspet Taylor, who died in her 90th year.
She was born in Skateraw, and married Robert Taylor, fisherman,
Cowie in 1846. Her husband
predeceased her 16 yrs ago, and since then she has resided at Cowie with
her two fishermen sons. She
was familiarly known as “Auld Eppie”, and she was a fish seller in
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday Feb 13th
- Invalid Injured - While Peter Lees (75), retired fishcurer, 34 Menzies
Rd, Torry, an invalid, was lighting his pipe in bed on Monday afternoon,
the burning match set the bed clothing ablaze.
His wife pulled him from bed, but not before he had received
severe injuries about the body. The
fire spread, but on the arrival of the brigade was speedily under
control. Lee’s injuries
were attended to by Dr Milne, Torry.