Tom Ketchen captain depicted celebrating his clubs 1892, 5-2 Aberdeenshire Cup Semi-Final
win over Orion.
Thomas "Tom" Ketchen
Football Player, Forward (Capt.)
- Birth: 16 Aug 1863 • Prestonpans, East Lothian, Scotland -
- Death: 29 Feb 1924 • Ellangowan, Bucksburn, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Aberdeen F.C. 1888-89, Aberdeenshire Cup Winners
Back Row L-R: David Wood, J.Reith, Tom Ketchen, John A.McHardy, Robert Hyslop,
A.D.Farnworth, Jamie Thomson, Alexander Wood, Charles E.'Chas' Glennie.
Front Row L-R: Arthur Whitehead, M.Campbell, William A.Key, W.S.Morley-Brown,
MR THOMAS KETCHEN,
The death took place on Friday night, after a short illness, at his residence at Bucksburn of Mr Thomas Ketchen, chief engineer, Messrs C. Davidson and Sons, Mugiemoss Works.
Mr Ketchen came from Edinburgh district in 1885 to take up the post of chief engineer on the death of his father, who was for many years with the firm. He was a capable mechanic, and respected by employers and employees alike. In earlier life he took a keen interest in outdoor sport, being captain of the Aberdeen Football Club in the old Chanonry days, and a member of the Mugiemoss Cricket Club for several years. He also took a keen interest in quoiting, draughts, and whist.
He is survived by his wife and family of three sons and one daughter.
(Press and Journal, Aberdeen, dated Tuesday 4 Mar 1924)
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Insert Article: Newspaper Article, Mr Thomas Ketchen, Bucksburn, Aberdeen Press and Journal, dated Tue 04 Mar 1924 - Courtesy of Fraser Clyne. Insert Article: Transcribed by Graeme Watson 2020.
Insert Photo: Tom Ketchen captain depicted celebrating his clubs 1892, 5-2 Aberdeenshire Cup Semi-Final win over Orion, Courtesy of Fraser Clyne.
(Clyne, Fraser (2012). The Aberdeen Men Can’t Play Football – An early history of football in Aberdeen, 1881-1903. J. Thompson, Glasgow.)
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