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Dates of birth and death

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:59 pm
by Bristol Rovers
We are hoping our book of biographies of every Bristol Rovers player, 1883-1939 will soon appear. I will put details on here when I know more.

In the meantime, a few Scottish players get a name-check in the text. For most I have dates, but am looking for years only of birth and death for the following:

Willy Murray of Hearts, 1930s
Jimmy Stein date of death
Tom Granger of Celtic
David Currie of Hearts
Pat Currie of East Fife
John Donald, various clubs in 1920s
Neil Gibson b1873
Andrew Paterson, Lochgelly keeper
Paddy Callaghan of St Johnstone
Frank Bridgeford of Forfar
Jamie Thompson of Vale of Leven
John Hunter of Armadale
David Muir, Third Lanark pre-WW1
Alex Hamilton, at Falkirk in 1920
Bill McCartney of Hibs

I appreciate some of these are very obscure; others (Stein, Gibson) were household names. All help very gratefully received.

Re: Dates of birth and death

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:51 am
by ScottishFA
Neil Gibson 1873-1947
Bill McCartney 1879-1945.
What are their links to Bristol Rovers?

Nobody called Tom Granger in the Celtic Who's Who. Do you mean John?

Re: Dates of birth and death

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:21 am
by Bristol Rovers
Thank you. Could well be John Granger, if one played for Celtic.

No direct link with Rovers. I have written biographies of all Rovers players, so occasionally other names get mentioned, perhaps supplying the cross for his headed goal or being the keeper who saved his shot. For completeness, I am trying to add dates where known. Thank you for your help in enabling this.

Re: Dates of birth and death

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:30 pm
by Gordon Baird
Jimmy Stein (presumably the Dunfermline & Everton winger)
1904 to 1979

Andrew Paterson
1890 to 1984

Re: Dates of birth and death

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:21 pm
by ScottishFA
John Granger 1899-1980

(played for Celtic 1922-25, also several other Scottish clubs in 1920s.)