Arthur Septimus Stillman

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Date published: 26/06/2014
© Newbury Weekly News

ARTHUR SEPTIMUS STILLMAN

 

FUNERAL OF THE LATE MR. A.S. STILLMAN

 

The funeral of the late Mr. Arthur Septimus Stillman, took place on Saturday afternoon. In recognition of the long connection which deceased had had with the Parish Church, the first part of the burial service was conducted there by the Rev. W. Pheasant. The ringers gave a muffled peal, and the coffin was received at the western entrance by the Churchwardens (Mr. Walter Money, F.S.A., and Mr. Ald. Adey), while present in the church were many friends in addition to a numerous body of Oddfellows, representing the three lodges, the “Loyal Briton's Pride” of which the deceased had been a member for 37 years, the “Jack of Newbury” and the “Past Grands.” The mutes were carried by Mr. Henry Pratt, secretary, and Mr. H. Bailey, corresponding secretary, who headed the funeral procession. Messrs. H. Wilder, E. Crisp, and John Rolfe attended as a deputation from the Newbury Working Men's Conservative Club.

 

The service at the grave was read by the Rev. W. Pheasant, and at the conclusion Bro. F. Staunton, secretary of the Past Grands Lodge, read in an impressive manner, the customary funeral charge.

 

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Lucas and Son, Bartholomew-street.

 

Newbury Weekly News 28 January 1892

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Arthur Septimus Stillman

BMD

Born Sep Q 1839 Newbury 6 202

Died Mar Q 1892 aged 52 Newbury 2c 241

Sources:Newbury Weekly News 28 January 1892 and BMD

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