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Taunton Courier. Bristol and Exeter Journal and Western Advertiser Wednesday 30 Dec 1903
Page 7 Column 1
FUNERAL OF COUNCILLOR W.T. WEBB
The funeral of the late Councillor W. T. WEBB, whose death was recorded in our columns last week, took place at St. Mary's Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon, and was attended by a large number of sorrowing friends and relatives and representatives of the Town Council and other organisations with which the deceased had been associated. The blinds of all the residences and business-houses in the vicinity of the deceased's hotel, and of all the hotels en route to the Cemetery were drawn as a mark of respect for the deceased gentleman, and the flag over the Municipal Buildings was hoisted half-mast. The cortege left the residence of the deceased at two o'clock, the coffin, which was a handsome one of polished elm, with massive brass fittings, being borne in an open funeral car. It was covered with a large number of beautiful wreaths and other floral tributes, while an open carriage which followed was also filled with wreaths. The inscription on the breast-plate of the coffin was:-
WILLIAM TOM WEBB,
Died December 19th, 1903,
Aged 29 years.
The mourners were Mr. H. G. WEBB (brother), Mr. A. FOURACRE (father-in-law), Captain G. WEBB (uncle), Mr. J. DEE (uncle), Mr. T. MARSHALL, Mr. Wm. PAYNE, and Mr. J. MOFFAT. On arrival at the cemetery the cortege was joined by the members of the Corporation and others. The Mayor (Councillor A. VILLAR) attended in his robes and chain of office, the latter of which was draped in crepe, and was accompanied by the Mace-Bearer carrying the borough mace, which was also suitably draped. There were also present, the Town Clerk (Mr. G. H. KITE), the Mayor's Chaplain (the Rev. C. D. Du PORT), Alderman W. LOCK, W. GOODLAND, W. POTTER, and H. J. GOODLAND; Councillors W. H. WESTLAKE, J. TOLMAN, J. DUDER, J. G. PRICE, F. W. ROWSWELL, A. HAMMETT, R. HITCHCOCK, J. P. SIBLEY, and A. J. SPILLER, Mr. J. H. SMITH (borough surveyor), MR. E. JARVIS (rate collector), Mr. F. S. ARNOLD and Mr. E. E. ORAM (representing the Taunton and West Somerset Licensed Victuallers' Association), Mr. T. B. WILLIAMS, Mr. W. H. MASON, Mr. S. R. CHAPMAN, Mr. S. MACAULEY, Mr. B. WEST (Somerset Rugby Union), Mr. P. H. BROWNE (hon. treasurer Taunton Rugby Football Club), Messrs. F. J. HOLWAY, E. ROBSON, F. T. HARTNELL, and S. HUTCHINGS (Frieze Hill Cricket Club), Mr. G. SMALL, Mr. G. MITCHELL, Mr. W. J. HOLWAY, Mr. J. MONTAGUE (hon. secretary Taunton Cricket Club), Mr. B. THORNE, &c.
The service was conducted by the Ven. Archdeacon ASKWITH.
Floral tributes were sent as follows:- “In fondest memory of a loving and devoted husband, from his sorrowing and affectionate wife;” “In affectionate remembrance and loving sympathy, from father and mother;” “In loving remembrance and sympathy, from Willie and the children at Reading;” “With deepest sympathy, and in loving memory from Uncle and Auntie DEE and family;” “From Mrs. VENNER and family, with deepest sympathy;” “With deepest sympathy, from J. ALDER;” “With sympathy, from the proprietors of the Somerset County Gazette;” “With sincere sympathy, from Councillor A. J. SPILLER;” “With deep sympathy and remembrance, from a few old Taunton Swifts;” “With sincere regret, Herbert;” “With deepest sympathy and sincere regret, from Jack and Fannie;” “With loving sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. W. J. HOLWAY;” “With deepest sympathy, from the Taunton and West Somerset Licensed Victuallers' and Beersellers' Association and Benevolent Fund;” “With deep sympathy, from the members of the Frieze Hill Cricket Club;” a beautiful anchor “With sincere sympathy and regret, from the Unionist party in Taunton;” “With sincerest sympathy and regret, from T. B. WILLIAMS;” “With deepest sympathy, from Messrs. Starkey, Knight, & Ford, E. E. ORAM (manager);” “W. C. A. GOODLAND's sincerest sympathy;” “From W. H. MASON, in affectionate remembrance of our esteemed friend and former colleague;” “With deepest regret and sympathy, from the Taunton Rugby Football Club;” “With deepest sympathy, from Mr. T. G. WILLIAMS and family.”
The whole of the funeral arrangements were most satisfactorily carried out by Mr. A. J. SPILLER.
Wreaths were supplied by Messrs. W. E. and T. COUSINS, North-street, and Mr. F. ADAMS, Station-road, Taunton.
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<NOTES: William Tom WEBB son of Thomas WEBB and Justine A. BURLAND, married Florence Elizabeth FOURACRE
Widow is Florence Elizabeth FOURACRE daughter of Aaron FOURACRE and Sarah MARSHALL, married William Tom WEBB
A. FOURACRE is Aaron FOURACRE son of Aaron FOURACRE and Mary LANGFORD, married Sarah MARSHALL
Mrs VENNER is Annie Eliza FOURACRE daughter of Aaron FOURACRE and Sarah MARSHALL, married William John Day VENNER>