DEATH OF MR GEORGE LAIRD
The death occurred last weekend of Mr George Laird, a well-known figure locally, where he has resided all his life, having been born in the village sixty years ago. "Geordie", as he was best known was a miner in the local shale mines until ill-health caused his retiral from the pits. For many years he has resided in the house connected with the East Calder Institute, of which his wife was caretaker. The sympathy of the community is extended to his widow and the brothers and sisters by whom he is survived.
Midlothian Advertiser, 29 April 1949
LAIRD - Mrs Laird and family, and also the brothers and sisters of the late George Laird, desire to thank all friends and neighbours for the kind expressions of sympathy, floral tributes, letters and cards received, also Mr Ritchie, Schoolhouse and the Doctor for the great kindness received in their recent sad bereavement. Hall House, East Calder.
Midlothian Advertiser, 13 May 1949