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Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser Wednesday 06 Dec 1922
Page 6 Column 5
FORMER LICENSED VICTUALLER'S DEATH. - The death occurred at Elmcroft, Staplegrove-road, on Friday last, of Mr. Aaron FOURACRE, who was in his 84th year. Deceased, who was born at Hillfarrance in 1839, was, previous to coming to the town a coach-builder at Bradford-on-Tone and Bishop's Lydeard. On entering the town he became the licensee of the Parade Hotel, and a short time afterwards purchased the Royal Mail Hotel, in Station-road, of which he was the proprietor and licensee for about 25 years, retiring from business in 1898. Deceased was of a retiring disposition, and was a Churchman, being a member of St. James' Church. In politics he was a staunch Conservative. Mr. FOURACRE, who had been a member of the West Somerset Licensed Victualler's Asssociation, had been a very active man despite his age, and although he had been ailing for some time past he only took to his bed about eight days before his death. Since the death of his wife in 1906 he had resided with his only daughter, Mrs. W. T. WEBB, widow of Councillor WEBB, a former Taunton journalist. The funeral will take place on Thursday at 2.45 p.m.
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