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 John Thomson Keillor

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John Thomson Keillor

Birth
Stirling, Scotland
Death 7 Mar 1916 (aged 74–75)
Perth, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
Burial Perth, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
Memorial ID 176033885 View Source
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Parents Wedderspoon Keiller and Isabella Thomson
Married Margaret Robertson 1865
Helen Cameron Robertson 1878

Perthshire Advertiser Wed Mar 8 1916:
Passing of a Perth Ex-Baillie
The Late Mr JT Keiller
On Monday there passed away at his residence, 10 York Place, Perth, a former magistrate of the city in the person of Mr John Thomson Keiller, coachbuilder and motor engineer. Deceased, who was a septuagenarian, took an active interest in local and civic affairs, but for some years past had been ailing.
The eldest son of the late Mr Wedderspoon Keiller, he was a native of Stirling, and came to Perth when quite a boy. For a long period of years he carried on the business of carriage builder in Perth. Mr Keiller entered the Town Council in 1894, and retired in 1905. He was a promotor, after many others had failed, of the scheme which culminated in the removal of the manure depot to its present site; of the acquiring of the Friarton Farm, on which the depot and the Gas Works are now erected; and the procuring of the piece of waste ground at the harbour for additional accommodation. He also did part of the work in connection with the opening of Queen Street and the taking over of Craigie Knowes. The deceased all along showed a deep interest in every department of the town's affairs, and was on the Sub Committee of the Gas Works Committee and
Works and Paving Committee for many years. He also took great interest in the city finances; and was elected Treasurer in November 1902. After a year of the Treasurership he was appointed a Bailie, and he made his debut.
During his occupancy of a seat on the bench Mr Keiller introduced a number of innovations, the most notable, perhaps, being the adoption of an official robe.
All along he took a deep interest in the work attached to the office, and propounded several novel proposals. In the welfare of those who came before him he took an exceptional interest, and often visited the lapsed men and women's homes, and by kindly remarks from the bench and elsewhere and by wise advice he showed he had a very warm heart and a broad and tolerant mind.
Deceased is survived by a widow and a grown up family.


Inscription

In memory of
James Robertson
Late of Blair-Athole
Who died at Perth
21 March 1851
Aged 41 years
And of his brother
Charles
Who died 28 November 1858
Aged 34 years
Also in loving memory of
Catherine Smeaton
Widow of the above
James Robertson
Who died 7 Decr 1911
Aged 94 years
And is interred here
Their son-in-law
John Thomson Keillor
Died 7th March 1916
Aged 74 years
And his wife
Helen Cameron Keiller
Died 9th April 1922
Aged 74 years

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Death 6 March per BMD records at General Register Office for Scotland and Scottish Confirmations & Inventories


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