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John Beveridge MACKIE

Male 1873 - 1900  (27 years)

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  • Name John Beveridge MACKIE 
    Born 1873  Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Aug 1900 
    Buried 21 Aug 1900  Dunfermline Cemetery, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Dunfermline papers publish the following note. -

      On Tuesday afternoon Dunfermline Cemetery received all that was mortal of a member of a family long connected with that district, who, although: himself not a native of the town, loved it as the first home of his parents and their last resting-place. The late Mr John Beveridge Macki, the son of the late Mr William Syme Macki, editor of the "Leeds Mercury," was a young man of high promise. Ardently attached to the faith of his father, both religiously and politically, he adopted the same profession, and as with the sire so with the son, his earliest as well as his latest journalistic writings contributed to the "Dunfermline Post." Academically well educated and professionally admirably trained, he started upon his journalistic career, usually well equipped, and all that he did encouraged the hope of a life of future eminence. Engaged for some time on the staff of the "Leeds Mercury," he two years ago transferred his services to the "Manchester Guardian," and not many months ago he was promoted to an appointment on the London staff of that paper. The sphere was peculiarly congenial to him, in the judgment of many kind friends, who loved him for his father's sake as well as for his own, it seemed to offer him the professional opportunity most suitable to him. One of his latest engagements, which yielded him a great deal of pleasure, was his reporting, along with an able colleague, Mr John Morley's speech in Oxford - a service for which the "Guardian" received a commendation from the "Spectator". Shortly afterwards he was prostrated with an illness so serious that the doctor ordered his immediate removal to Malvern in the hope that after a short rest there he might be able to undertake the voyage to South Africa. Unfortunately, his illness assumed a more aggravated form at Malvern, notwithstanding the loving care of his young wife and devoted sister, supplementing the skilled attention of doctors and nurses, his strength rapidly declined, and on the night of Friday, the 17th, he breathed his last. This suddenly, and according to human judgment, a beautiful and blameless life, which seemed full of potency of public serviceability, has been cut short. The funeral services on Tuesday at the house of his aunts, Misses Allister, East Port street, Dunfermline, and at the cemetery, were conducted by the Rev. William Moreland Rosehall, Edinburg, who twenty-seven years before performed for him the ceremony of baptism, and by the Rev. Mr Miller, of Gillespie Church, of which his great-grandfather, James Macki, was one of the original members. Much sympathy is felt for the lady who became his wife a little less than a year ago, and for his three sisters, who, in the course of a few years, have been called upon to mourn the death of mother, father, and only brother.
      Address at death: Colwell, Great Malvern.
    Person ID I11341  Johnson & Hanson
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2018 

    Father William Syme MACKIE,   b. 1844, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1896, Leeds, Yorkshire,UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Janet ALLISTER,   d. 1885 
    Family ID F4083  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gertie BISHOP 
    +1. John C Beveridge MACKIE,   b. 18 Jan 1901,   d. 18 May 1991  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F4082  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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