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John "Tinny" Robertson


  • Birth: 29 Sep 1864 • St Nicholas, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Death: 17 Jun 1935 • Seaview, Newtonhill, Kincardineshire, Scotland

Chairman, 29 July 1930 - Jun 1935, Director 1914 - Jun 1935, Secetary

News Article


Prominent Tinsmith and Sportsman.

CHAIRMAN OF FOOTBALL CLUB. The Aberdeen Football Club has suffered loss by the death of its chairman, Mr John Robertson, who passed away at his summer residence, Seaview, Newtonhill, yesterday morning. Mr Robertson had been in failing health for some months.

The eldest son of the late Mr Joseph Robertson, fish merchant, Aberdeen, Mr Robertson was seventy-one years of age. After serving his apprenticeship a tinsmith Aberdeen, he went to London, where he improved his knowledge of the trade, and over forty years ago he started business on his own accouat as a tinsmith in St Paul Street.

His venture was a success from the start, and with the rapid growth of the business ho erected. larger and more commodious premises Roslin Street, which had to be expanded, necessitating the installation of the latest and most upto-date machinery. Mr Robertson did a big export trade -with the colonies and foreign countries, manufacturing biscuit, tea and food tins. He did not take part in the public affairs of the city.

He was, however, well known and highly respected in business circles.

Keen Interest in Football. It was through his association with the Aberdeen Football Club that Mr Robertson was particularly well known.

While he was Lotidon he took keen interest in the game and was one of the original members of the Miilwall Club.

He joined the Pittodrie board in. 1914, and was appointed chairman in 1930, succeeding Mr William Philip.

Mr Robertson was well known and respected football circles throughout Scotland and England, and his death wiil be regretted by many associated with the game in both countries. He took keen interest in the minor grades football in the city, and did much good work on their behalf. His heart was in the Aberdeen Club, and held the respect of his directors, officials and players. "was also expert rock fisher. He is survived by Mrs Robertson and three brothers, all of whom are in business in Aberdeen.

Late Mr J. Robertson.

(Aberdeen Press and Journal, dated Tuesday 18 June 1935)

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  • Family Tree Official's, Player's and staff details: Ancestry.com
    A.F.C Official's, Player's and staff details source: AFC Heritage - The Official Aberdeen Football Club Heritage Trust.
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    Insert Article: Newspaper Article, Mr J. Robertson Dead, Aberdeen Press and Journal, dated Tuesday 18 June 1935 - Insert Article: Transcribed by Graeme Watson 2021.
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