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John Whitton

John Whitton

Male 1889 - 1929  (39 years)

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  • Name John Whitton 
    Born 4 Dec 1889  62 Westburn Rows, Newton, Cambuslang Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Oct 1929  Cadzow Colliery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1069  Whitton
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 

    Father Thomas Reston Whitton,   b. 19 Nov 1868, 5 Orchard Road, Overtown Cambusnethan 628-789 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1951, 10 Hamilton Road, Strathaven Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Catherine McCormack,   b. 1868, Lanarkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1950, 10 Hamilton Road, Strathaven Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 9 Jul 1889  St Margarets Church, Kinning Park, Glasgow Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F726  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabella Orr Miller,   b. 1892, Hamiton, Lanarkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1951, County Hospital, Cleland, Shotts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 28 Dec 1911  144 Low Waters Hamilton Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Reston Whitton,   b. 25 Apr 1912, 9 Jack Street, Low Waters, Hamilton ref 647-575 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1987, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
     2. Margaret Peggie Reid, Whitton,   b. 20 Jul 1913, 9 Jack Street, Low Waters Hamilton Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1994, Montreal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
     3. Living
     4. James Orr Whitton,   b. 1915, Hamilton Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1976, Hamilton ref 577-104 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [natural]
     5. John Whitton,   b. 20 Jul 1917, 9 Jack Street, Hamilton Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Canada? Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F731  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • at 1891 census at Cambuslang ref 627-01-012
      at 1911 census at Hamilton ref 647/00-012/00-010 indexed under Whitten
      address at marriage in 1911 144 Low Waters Hamilton
      a Coal Miner
      according to Norm Peters, John Whitton had children Jack, Andrew and Peggy. Andrew was murdered in a convenience store robbery.

      Went to Canada about 1915? or perhaps later but was an Underground Fireman at death in 1929 of Gas Poisoning ,address 11 Alness Street, Hamilton, Scotland .
      10 October 1929
      Brave Rescue Effort - Three men lost their lives in No. 1 Pit, Cadzow Colliery, near Hamilton, yesterday. They were overcome by gas after a shot had been fired. The men were:-

      Robert Foster, Wilson Terrace, Cadzow (married, with a family of four.)
      Robert Matthews, Camp Street, Motherwell (single.)
      John Whitton, fireman, Alness Street, Hamilton ( married, with a family of four.)

      The men were employed on the night shift on the Kiltongue seam in the pit , and went on duty at ten o'clock on Wednesday night. Between three and four o'clock yesterday morning, Whitton, the fireman, went forward to the section to examine a shot that had been fired. When he did not return Matthews followed. He did not reappear, and Foster went in search of him. Another man, Terence Murphy, followed Foster, but collapsed; and Charles Russell, a fifth man, discovered Murphy lying unconscious. He pulled him out of the danger area by the heels.

      Men wearing gas masks descended the pit, and recovered the bodies of Foster, Matthews, and Whitton. Medical assistance was summoned, and Dr Nora Steel, of Hamilton, descended the pit.

      occupation given in 1938 as an Underground Fireman