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George SILVER

Male 1869 - 1916  (46 years)


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  • Name George SILVER 
    Born 7 Oct 1869  Peterculter, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XY1H-WXF : accessed 1 October 2015), George Silver, 07 Oct 1869; citing PETERCULTER,ABERDEEN,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1881  Bucklerburn, Peterculter, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1881 Census for Buckler Burn, Peterculter, Aberdeen, Scotland
      George SILVER M 40 M Maryculter, Kincardine, Scotland Rel: Head Occ: Paper Mill Worker
      Hellen SILVER M 30 F Fetteresso, Kincardine, Scotland Rel: Wife Occ: Paper Mill Workers Wife*
      George SILVER 11 M Peterculter, Aberdeen, Scotland Rel: Son Occ: Scholar
      Alice Edmund SILVER 8 F Peterculter, Aberdeen, Scotland Rel: Dau Occ: Scholar
      Alexander Edmund SILVER 6 M Peterculter, Aberdeen, Scotland Rel: Son Occ: Scholar
      Alexander MILNE U 23 M Peterculter, Aberdeen, Scotland Rel: Lodger Occ: Lab
      *Second wife whom he married after first wife died in 1879.

    Died 17 Aug 1916  Culter Mills, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1916 deaths in the district of West Peterculter in the county of Aberdeen.
      No 17, George Silver, paper mill worker, married, male, 46 years, son of George Silver, mill worker, and Mary Silver, M.S. Smith.
      NOTE: Details given of accidental death at workplace.


      Aberdeen Journal 19 August 1916, page 4:
      SILVER. - As the result of an accident, on the 17th inst., George Silver, eldest son of the late George Silver, late of Bucklerburn, Culter, and beloved husband of Mary Ann Irvine, aged 46 years. Funeral on Monday, 21st inst., at 1.30pm, from 12 Church Terrace to Peterculter Churchyard. All friends please accept this (the only) intimation and invitation.

    Buried 21 Aug 1916  Peterculter Churchyard, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4294  Warren Nunn's Suffolk Nunns
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2020 

    Father George SILVER,   b. 30 Mar 1841, Wetshaw, Maryculter, Kincardineshire, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1886, Bucklerburn, Peterculter, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Mary SMITH,   b. 19 Apr 1847, Peterculter, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1879, Bucklerburn, Peterculter, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 21 Dec 1866  Peterculter, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Scotland, Select Marriages, 1561-1910
      Name: George Silver Gender: Male Marriage Date: 21 Dec 1866 Marriage Place: Peterculter, Aberdeen, Scotland Spouse: Mary Smith FHL Film Number: 6035516
      1866 marriages in the parish of Peterculter in the county of Aberdeen.
      No 7, 1866 on the twenty first day of December, at Mossbrodie, Peterculter. George Silver, mill worker, bachelor, aged 25, of Kennerty, Peterculter, son of John Silver, agricultural labourer and Elizabeth Silver, M.S.Robertson, deceased and Mary Smith, spinster, aged 19, of Mossbrodie, Peterculter, dau of James Smith, farmer and Jean Smith, M.S. Collie. Witnesses: William Spring and James Smith.

    Family ID F1261  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann IRVINE,   b. 23 Oct 1870, Maryculter, Kincardine, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1955, New Machar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 21 Dec 1894  Waterside, Kingcausie, Maryculter, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1894 marriages in the parish of Maryculter in the county of Kincardine. No 6, 21 Dec 1894 at Waterside, Kingcausie, Maryculter, George Silver, farm servant, bachelor, aged 25, of Millinber, Peterculter, son of George Silver paper-mill worker deceased and Mary Silver M.S.Smith and Mary Ann Irvine, domestic servant, spinster, aged 24, of Waterside, Kingcausie, Maryculter, dau of James Irvine, crofter, deceased and Jane Irvine, M.S.Milne. Witnesses Alexander Silver and Robert Irvine.

    Children 
     1. Bessie Moir SILVER,   b. 16 Nov 1895, Peterculter, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1981, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Robert Wilkie Irvine SILVER,   b. 10 Jan 1900, Peterculter, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1948, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2021 
    Family ID F472  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Aberdeen Evening Express 18 August 1916, p4
      Workman's body found in lift at mills.
      Yesterday afternoon a distressing accident happened at Culter Mills, whereby one of the workmen, Mr George Silver, Church Terrace, lost his life.
      He had been missed for a short time, and one of the workment on making investigation, was horrified to find his body near one of the lifts used in connection with the works.
      How the accident happened is a complete mystery.
      Mr Silver is mourned by his wife, one son, and a daughter.


      Aberdeen Evening Express 14 September 1916, p4:
      Crushed to death
      Culter Mills Fatality Inquired Into To-Day.
      Before Sheriff Young and a jury at Aberdeen to-day an inquiry was held into the circumstance connected with the deeath of George Silver, 12 Church Terrace, Culter, paper mill worker, in the employment of the Culter Mills Paper Company, who on 16th August was crushed by a lift and killed.
      In answer to Mr Maclennan, the fiscal, George Robertson, engineer at the mills, said Silver had been in the employment of the compnay for about twenty years. He described the discovery of Silver's body at the bottom of the lift.
      In all probability he had gone down for something he had dropped, and had been crushed by the lift.
      The Fiscal-How did the lift get in motion?
      Witness-He must have started that himself from the bottom by drawing the rope. In the opinion of witness, it was a pure accident.
      Duncan Bisset, mill foreman, corroborated. He found that the cage would not go down, and went up again to see how it would not work. Robertson and witness went down and found Silver in a leaning position outside the well, his right hand hanging by his side.
      He was quite dead.
      He had no occasion to be down there that witness knew of. He might have dropped something and was searching for it.
      The cage had been set in motion, and it came down upon him. Witness thought it was a pure accident.
      Alexander Berry, millworker, 9 Church Terrace, Culter, said it was his duty to visit the pan house every two hours. About four o'clock he went to look for Silver, but could find no trace of him. He went back to the boilerhouse, but before going he left message with other workers to tell Silver that he was looking for him.
      William Elmslie, labourer, Craigton Place, Culter, said he saw Silver a few minutes after four o'clock.
      Acting Police Sergean Alexander M'Lennan spoke to the position in which the body was found. He was of opinion that it was the weights that had crushed Siver. They weighed about 15 cwt.
      The jury found that Silver had been crushed by the cage or the weights of the lift, and that the occurrence was accidental.