Arthur Septimus Stillman

Date published: 07/02/2013
© Newbury Weekly News






          Our  obituary column today contains the notice of the death of Mr. Arthur Septimus Stillman, of West Mills, after a long illness. The deceased was the son of the late Mr. George Stillman, for many years parish clerk of Newbury, and also apparitor to the Bishop of Oxford. and it was on one occasion when he was allowed to accompany his father that deceased was present when Bishop Randall was ordained deacon.

          The deceased was a senior member of the Britons' Pride Lodge of Oddfellows, and also belonged to the Past Grands Lodge, and took an active and intelligent interest in all that appertained to the welfare of the Order, being elected to various lodge offices. He was also a member of the committee of the Conservative Club with which he was identified from the beginning and he also spoke of his connection with a Working Men's Club started over thirty years ago. Deceased was, however, best known in his connection with Newbury Church, of which he was verger for many years.

          Mr. Stillman was by trade a locksmith and gas fitter, being respectively in the employ of Mr. Alderman Jackson, the late Mr. Charles Wheeler and Mr. Samuel Elliott.

          It is nearly two years since he was with a pulmonary affection, and was laid by nearly eighteen months, passing away on Monday evening last, leaving to mourn their loss a widow and four sons and three daughters. He will be buried on Saturday, the body will be taken to Newbury Parish Church at 2.30pm where a service will be held, and thence to the Cemetery. Many of the Oddfellows have expressed a wish to follow to the grave their deceased colleague.


Newbury Weekly News 21 January 1892


BMD Deaths

Arthur Septimus Stillman aged 52







Sources:Newbury Weekly News 21 January 1892

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