The funeral of Gideon Baird

August 10, 1897
Yesterday morning the remains of Mr. Gideon Baird, jun., were removed from his late residence, Ravendale, South Parade, for interment in the City Cemetery. The deceased, who was a noted footballer, was extremely popular amongst his acquaintances, and his deceased excited profound regret. The funeral was very large, while the football and cricket club with which deceased was associated sent wreaths, as well as a number of private friend. The coffin bore the following inscription: – “Gideon Baird, died August 7, 1897, aged 20 years.
(Source: Irish News: August 11, 1897)


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