BROUGHTY FERRY GUIDE AD ADVERTISER, 3RD JANUARY 1919
DEATH OF WELL-KNOWN DUNDEE BUSINESSMAN
By the death of Mr John Bald, which occurred on Saturday morning at his residence, Cairneymount, Grove Road, West Ferry, the doyen of Dundee businessmen has been removed.
Mr Bald was born at Cairneyhill, near Dunfermline, eighty-two years ago, and served his apprenticeship as a draper with Messrs W & J McLaren, drapers, Dunfermline. He afterwards went to Edinburgh, where he was in the service of McLaren, Oliver & Co, and came to Dundee in 1865.
He started business as a linen merchant with Mr R C McGregor under the firm name of McGregor & Bald, and the firm continued under that style until the death of Mr McGregor in 1898. Five years afterwards Mr Bald assumed his son, Mr James C Bald, as a partner, and the business has since been carried on under the firm name of John Bald & Son.
Mr Bald retired from active business life three years ago. He was a unionist in politics, and an esteemed member of St Stephen’s Parish Church, Broughty Ferry. Mr Bald is survived by one son and two daughters.