Dr. John Cowan Wilson

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Dr. John Cowan Wilson of Blantyre

The Glasgow Herald – Jan 8, 1938

Dr Cowan Wilson Memorial Arch

Dr Cowan Wilson Memorial Arch

The death occurred yesterday morning at his residence, Parkville, Blantyre, of Dr John Cowan Wilson after a short illness. On Wednesday he had visited his patients as usual throughout Blantyre and district, but for some time prior to that he had sometimes been off duty for a few days.Dr Wilson, who was a native of Newarthill, took over the practice in Blantyre 53 years ago, and three years ago he was the recipient of a handsome testimonial and gifts, including a cheque for £500, from the people of Blantyre and former residents in recognition of his jubilee as a medical practitioner in Blantyre.

He was the oldest J.P. in Blantyre, and in early life he was a member of the Lanark County Council and of the old Blantyre School Board. It was greatly due to Dr Wilson’s energies and enthusiasm that the Blantyre Nursing Association and the local Cottage Hospital were instituded 45 years ago.Dr Wilson, who was 75 years of age, is survived by his wife and two sons, one being Chief Constable of West Sussex. Another of the doctor’s sons, who was an officer in the Air Force during the war, died, some time ago as the result of injuries received when on active service.

Source: http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

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Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland

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