Note: Aberdeen Journal - Saturday July 4, 1908 Funeral of Mr James Harvey Stewart, Alford The funeral of Mr. James Harvey Stewart, baker, took place from Wellfield, Alford, yesterday afternoon to Alford Churchyard. The funeral was one of the largest seen in Alford for many years. As a mark of respect, the places of business were closed during the time of the funeral, while the blinds of private houses along the route of the cortege were drawn. Service was conducted at the house by Rev. P. Adam, Parish Church, and in the Public Hall by Rev. G. Gordon Cameron, Alford United Free Church. The coffin bore the inscription - "James Harvey Stewart, aged 64 years," and was carried from the house to the hearse by relatives and fellow-officebearers in the churcch, and was covered with beautiful wreaths. The chief mourners were - Dr. James II Stewart, Cruden (son_; Mr. William Stewart baker, Fraserburgh (son); Mr John Stewart (son); Mr William Stewart, Banchory (brother); Mr George Rait, jun, Elgin (nephew); Mr James M. Cook, Waterside Ison-in-law); Mr C.P. Moir, sen, Alford (brother-in-law); Mr C.P. Moir, jun (nephew); Mr. W. Alexander, jun Banff; Mr. P. Simpson, Whitehouse (brother-in-law); Mr. C. Simpson, Chemist, Aberdeen; Mr G. Rust, Tullynessle; and Mr John Rust, Edinburgh. Among the general public were Rev. T. Davidson, Tough, Dr. Bell late of Keig; Rev. J.B. Duncan, Lynturk; Ref. Archibald Thomson, Corgaff; Rev. James Petrie, Parsonage; Mr Neil McLean of Breda, Mr c. Lyall, Grantof Kingsford; Provost Hay Rosebank; Mr Thomson, saddler; Mr Smith saddler; Mr j. Smith, Stores; Mr coutts, merchant; Mr. Wright, merchant; Mr Russell, merchant; Mr Alexander, chemist; Mr G. Berry, hotel; Mr Mann, painter; Mr Bisset, watch maker; Mr. Gauld, watchmaker; Mr Reid, Bramley; Mr McCreadie, Gallohill; Mr A. Middleton, Little Endovie; Mr McIntosh, Pittendright; Mr Mitchell, Auchnagathle; Mr. Clark, Town and Countyry Bank; Mr. J. M. Stephen, Lincuan; Mr F. Stephen, North of Scotland Bank; Mr Johnstone, Tullynessle School, Mr McCombie, Tillchetly; Mr Smith Carnarvon; Mr Emslie, Balfluig; Mr Forbes Grestone; Inspecctor Malcolm, Mr. Stewart Stationmaster; Mr. J. Cruickshank (mellis and Sons Aberdeen; Mr Fyfe (A.R. Gray, Aberdeen); Mr H. D McCombie, Milton, Kemnay; Mrf. McDonald, baker Kemnay; Mr, Sim, Braehead, Keig; Mr Watson, Ardgenthen; Mr. J McCONNACHIE, goods superintendent, South Africa; Mr J. Innes, M.A., Schoolhouse; Mr. P Murray, Haughton; Dr Nicol, Larchwood; Dr Simpson, Forbes Cottage; Mr j. Skene, shoemaker; Mr. Howie, veterinary surgeon; Mr Milne Littlewood; Mr Hendry, Littlewood; Mr. McDonald, slater; Mr McCombie, Smithfied; Mr Malcolm, Mr j. Baird, Malvern; Mr. Royan Malvern; Mr Chalmers, chemist; Messrs Murray, sen. and jun., Coachworks; Mr Birnie, tailor; Mr G Fowlie, Haughton; Mr Eton, Haughton; Mr Souter, Houghton; Mr. Watson, Ardgenthen; Mr a. Moir, Drinkfield; Mr Watt, gardener. :Littlewood; Mr Murray, Culfork; Mr. John Riach, Sunnybank; Mr Strachan, Montfarrie; Mr Wilson Smiddyhill; Mr. Inverarity; Mr Ritchie Cairnballoch; Mr. Anderson Mr w. young, Village Farm; Mr Ronal, Cividly; Mr Anderson, west Cividly; Messrs J and C. Spence Forbes Farms; etc. On arrival at the churchyard the coffin was carried shoulder high to the grave by Mr. P Murrat and Mr a. Middleton (elders), Mr. Charles Moir, Mr. J Morrice, and Mr Thomson (employees), and Mr. Alexander Thomson, Roslyn Bank. The committal service was conducted by Rev. P. Adam. The undertaking arraingements were carried out by Mr. Alexander Fowlie, carpenter, Alford.
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