MINERS SUDDEN DEATH
The death took place on Friday Morning in the Royal Infirmary, Edinbugrh, of Mr Robert Linton, Wilson Place, Kirkhill Road. Deceased took ill at his work in the Philpstoun Mine on Thursday, and on being coveyed home and examined by Dr Thomson, he was removed to the infirmary. About 12 years ago he was badly hurt when working in Cauldubs [sic] Mine, and walked rather lame since then, About New Year time he was struck on the head by a fall of shale, and though he carried on at work he had complained of pains in his head. He leaves a widow and one young child. Two others of the family are grown up. Of a very quiet disposition, he was much respected in the town, and his death was a great shock to his wife and family and all who knew him.
Linlithgowshire Gazette, 8 February 1929
Mrs ROBERT LINTON and FAMILY desire to thank friends and neighbours for kind expressions of sympathy and floral tributes received in their recent sad bereavement; also to return sincere thanks to the members of the Loyal Orange Lodge for their attendance. - Kirkhill Road, Broxburn.
West Lothian Courier, 8 February 1929