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PattiG

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Posted - 23 August 2011 :  04:57:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would like to know the name of any local newspaper in Duns around 1918 and if death or funeral notices would have been placed in them.I am looking for information on Tom Stephenson who was present at the time of his mothers death, Bessie Stephenson (nee Douglas) in 1918 living at Chapel Farm. Tom stated he was living at kidshiel Haugh. Hope anyone can help me. Thanks -

Harry D. Watson

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Posted - 23 August 2011 :  10:08:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I hope someone can help with your query, but meanwhile here is a death notice I once copied from a back number of the "Scotsman" -

February 4th., 1919

DEATHS

STEPHENSON - At 12 Braid Road, Edinburgh, on February 2nd., in her 86th year, MARY STEPHENSON, last survivor of the family of Joseph Stephenson, surgeon, Duns. Funeral on Thursday to Duns Churchyard from Duns Station on arrival of train at 11.52. (No flowers).

Harry
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epfborders

Scotland
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Posted - 24 August 2011 :  23:52:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The local paper is the Berwickshire News and could be the most likely - the Heritage Hub at Hawick have copies on microfilm but not sure what dates they have. The Berwick Advertiser is more of a Berwick paper. The other one worth trying is the Kelso Chronicle / Southern Reporter - again microfilm is available at the Hub. The Scotsman Archive is online and access is free if you are a member of Edinburgh Libraries - published on 9 Apr 1918
STEPHENSON - At Chapel, Duns on 5th April, BESSIE DOUGLAS, widow of RICHARD STEPHENSON, merchant, Duns. Funeral on 10th inst to Duns Cemetery, leaving Chapel at 1.30pm. Friens please accept this (the only) intimation and invitation. No Flowers

Elma
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Harry D. Watson

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Posted - 29 August 2011 :  16:30:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've just had a look at the Scotsman Archive site and it says you can have a free trial, then it costs 7.95 a day to access the archive.

Harry
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douglass

Scotland
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Posted - 06 September 2011 :  22:12:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi there
the duns libray has the berwickshire advertiser in these dates
cheers
douglas
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