Louisa Ann Cave

Date published: 30/04/2013
© Newbury Weekly News





          The many friends of the late Mrs. Cave of 5 Craven-street, will learn with regret that she passed away at midnight on Tuesday after a brief illness of only twelve hours. Seized at midday with indisposition, medical aid was promptly obtained, but proved of no avail, as she somewhat unexpectedly expired about midnight in the arms of her son, who was sitting up with his mother. The cause of death was syncope.


          Mrs. Cave was the daughter of the late Mr. Andrew Freeman, a rate collector living in Bartholomew-street, the premises having long since been absorbed in the grocery establishment now occupied by Messrs. Bowden & Co. The deceased was married to Mr. E.U. Cave, who was then in the employ of  Mr. J.H. Mason of the Market Place and at that time both she and her husband were superintendents of the Wesleyan Sunday Schools. They removed to Enfield, but their married life was somewhat brief, and on the death of her husband she returned to Newbury, and for the maintenance of herself and her son, she commenced a school which she continued until her death. Only the previous Sunday she attended divine service, worshipping in the morning with her own people, the Wesleyans, with whom she had throughout life been attached, and in the evening at the Congregational Church. Even on the morning of her decease she appeared to be in her usual health. As a schoolmistress she will be remembered with affection by many who received their early training at her hands. Mrs. Cave showed considerable skill with her pencil, and on several occasions had carried off School of Art prizes and acquired distinction at the Art and Industrial Exhibition.


The funeral will take place on Saturday at three.


Syncope= Oxford Concise Oxford Dictionary “a temporary loss of consciousness caused by a fall in blood pressure”


Newbury Weekly News 17 April 1895

Sources:Newbury Weekly News 17 April 1895

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