Dates connected to 1890s goalkeeper William McCann

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Dates connected to 1890s goalkeeper William McCann

Postby kjell » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:35 pm

Hello,

Would anyone happen to know the correct date for birth and passing away for William McCann, the goalkeeper of Strathclyde, Abercorn, Liverpool and Paisley Celtic in the 1890s.

On my profile page I have two different birth dates for him; and I have also noted down a date for when he passed away, but cannot find the confirmation of any of these dates.

http://playupliverpool.com/1955/03/05/w ... rpool-com/

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Born: February 5, 1871: Glasgow, in Scotland.
Passed away: March 5, 1955: Liverpool, in England.
** Another birth date given for Willie McCann in some football historical circles is February 19, 1870.

Career:
Strathclyde.
Abercorn, 1892.
* 1892-93: 9-0 (Scottish League); 2-0 (FA Cup);
* 1893-94: 12-0 (Scottish League 2); 5-0 (FA Cup).
Liverpool: Signed: May 25, 1894;
* registered with the Football League as Liverpool F.C. player: May 26, 1894;
* eligible for Liverpool F.C. in official matches: September 1, 1894.
* 1894-95: 15-0 (Football League 1); 2-0 (FA Cup).
Paisley Celtic: Signed: 1895.

Merits:
Scotland A Trial 1-0: (March 3, 1894).

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Any help would be much appreciated!!

Thanks in advance,

Kjell
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Re: Dates connected to 1890s goalkeeper William McCann

Postby ScottishFA » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:38 pm

From the census info, he was in Liverpool 1901 and 1911, with his wife and children (all born in Liverpool). He married Margaret Ann Rauer at St Peter's in Liverpool in 1894.

I found him in the 1939 Register (findmypast have transcribed his surname wrongly as McCamn!) with his wife. Retired coal hewer, born 5 February 1871. So that fits.

Are you sure this is the same McCann who was at Paisley Celtic? If all his children were born in Liverpool, that indicates he didn't come back to Scotland.
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Re: Dates connected to 1890s goalkeeper William McCann

Postby kjell » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:29 pm

Thanks Andy,

I have Paisley Celtic from the www.enfa.co.uk website. I have not found any links or notes about McCann playing there in newspapers.

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