Taunton Courier 17 May 1916 Pitminster Death of Miss Laura Mary LAWSON includes Mr Albert OATEN

Sarah Hawkins Genealogy Site
Newspaper Articles

Taunton Courier. Bristol and Exeter Journal, and Western Advertiser. Wednesday 17 May 1916

Page 4 Column 6


DEATH OF MISS LAWSON. - Deep regret has been caused in the parish by the death of Miss Laura Mary LAWSON. The deceased lady, who had reached the advanced age of 81 years, was much beloved for her genial and kindly disposition, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. A large number of parishioners and other friends attended the funeral on Wednesday morning to pay their last tribute of respect and sympathy. The first part of the burial office was read at nine o'clock, followed by Holy Communial, and the body rested in the church until 10.45, when the remainder of the service was carried out. The Rev. J. M. BASTARD (formerly vicar of Wilton) officiated, the Vicar (the Rev. A. HAWKEN??) being unfortunately unable to take duty owing to illness. The choir was in attendance, and sang appropriate hymns, including “Now the labourer's task is o'er.” Mr. GURNET was at the organ. The chief mourners were:- Miss E. H. LAWSON (sister), Mr. Edmund LAWSON (nephew), and Miss Evelyn LAWSON (niece), while there were also present Mr. and Mrs. M. WADHAM, Nurse DORE?, Miss J. UPHAM, Miss Rose TRUMP (maid), Mrs. HAWKEN, Mrs. GRACE, the Misses DRYSDALE, Mr. H. J. BADCOCK, the Misses BADCOCK, Commander HELYAR, and Miss C. HELYAR, and others. The body was enclosed in an elm shell, and unpolished oak coffin, with solid brass fittings. The foot-plate was engraved:- “Laura Mary Lawson, aged 81.” The brick grave, made by Mr. Albert OATEN, was lined with moss and flowers, Mrs. WADHAM having kindly undertaken this. There were many beautiful floral tributes. Mr. W. BICKNELL, of Staplehay, carried out the funeral arrangements.

Back to Miscellaneous Page

Back to Home Page