Obituary of John Milligan
Kirkcudbrightshire Advertiser January 22nd 1926.
Information was received at Kirkcudbright on Monday of the death of Mr John Milligan, retired grocer and baker, which took place somewhat suddenly on Sunday morning at the residence of his daughter, Mrs William Cruickshank, Granary House, Whitehaven.
Mr Milligan belonged to a well-known Dumfries family, being the eldest son of the late Mr Samuel Milligan, merchant, whose business premises were situated in the High Street near the Burn’s Monument (in Dumfries.) After serving his apprenticeship with his father, Mr Milligan came to Kirkcudbright in the middle 70’s, and took over the business in St Cuthbert Street, now part of the Royal Hotel, in succession to his brother Mr A.R. Milligan, Fairfield. He afterwards went into the bakery business and retired in 1910, when he went to Whitehaven. During his long connection with the town Mr Milligan always took a deep interest in its welfare, though he never sought any public office. He was a member of the United Free Church, in which he held the office of deacon. Mr Milligan was 84 years of age, and is survived by his daughter, Mrs Cruikshank, and a son who is in Canada. The funeral took place on Wednesday from the United Free Church to St Cuthbert’s Churchyard, Rev. J.M. Hunter officiating.