Somerset County Herald 18 Nov 1944 Stathe Late Mr Benjamin HECTOR of Stoke Orchard Withy Hay and Chaff Merchant

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Somerset County Herald and Taunton Courier. Saturday 18 Nov 1944

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The death occurred on Monday of Mr. Benjamin HECTOR (76), of Stoke Orchard. He was a withy, hay, and chaff merchant, and had carried on business in the village for a long period. For a number of years he was chairman of the West Sedgemoor Drainage Board, a member of the Somerset Drainage Commissioners, and, as it later was reconstituted, of the Somerset Rivers Catchment Board. Mr. HECTOR's wife died last January. He leaves four sons and three daughters

The funeral took place yesterday (Friday) at Stoke St. Gregory, a service being held at the Baptist Church.

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<NOTES: Benjamin HECTOR son of Robert HECTOR and Lavinia JENNINGS, married Caroline DENMAN>