Personal information about Samuel Freeman

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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   Samuel Freeman
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Age at death:
Date of burial:
   09 May 1906
Abode at death:
(according to burial register)
   Kimbers Almshouses, Newbury
Burial register information:
Book number: 1899
Page number: 119
Record number: 8152
Official at burial:
   G Daugsfield
Source of information:
  Burial Register
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Memorial Details

  Samuel  FREEMAN
  05 July 1906
  Kerbstones double size
  Kerbstones - west side: John Freeman died Oct 2nd 1879 aged 27 years / North side: Charlotte Bryant died 26th April 1886 aged 36 yrs./ North side:Samuel Henry Freeman died 24th Dec 1920 ged 76 yrs./ East side: Fanny Louise Wood died Sept 19th 1896 aged 17 yrs./ South side: Samuel Freeman died May 7th 1906 aged 89./South side: Emma Freeman died March 12th 1917 aged 94./East side: Mary Ann Freeman born Dec 11th 1847 died March 29th 1928./ / South side: Caroline Offer died May 17th 1929 aged 69 years
  20 November 2014
  JB & SK
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Other people list on this memorial

Charlotte BRYANT
Samuel Henry FREEMAN
Louise Fanny WOOD
Caroline OFFER



Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

Samuel Freeman
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News and General Advertiser
Date of source:    10 May 1906
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News





By the demise of this venerable and respected old citizen of the borough, at the ripe old age of 89, another link of the past half-century has been severed and is gone, as representative of the business and public life of that period. For a long term of years, he was the head of the old millwrighting firm carried on at West Mills, and in his business no man of his time was better known or sought for among the milling fraternity of this and adjoining counties.

He did not seek public life, but he was passionately devoted to music, and in its amateur public renderings in Newbury a couple of generations since, he was at the front. Possessed of a good tenor voice, a keen and correct reader of the divine art, he was in general request, and sang to appreciative audiences. He devoted his gifts to the Church and was a member of St. Nicholas Choir, in which he did his best to aid in rendering the musical portion of the services for over 30 years, during the prime of the Bishop of Reading's ministry, and the early days of Rector Gardiner, and when the late Mr. James H. Godding was organist and choirmaster. At the death of that gentleman Mr. Freeman stepped into the breach and for a little time practised and led his colleagues until other professional service could be obtained. Such was his proficiency and talent. He then retired from his old place in the choir stalls, in 1884. Since that time he has led a retired life.

On Monday last the ripe fruit of 89 years, fell from the tree of life and passed peacefully away, in the presence of his aged widow, children and grandchildren. The funeral took place yesterday; the first portion of the service was said in the Parish Church, where so many of his happiest hours were spent. The Rev. G. Dangerfield, curate, officiated.

The mourners were Mr. H. Freeman (son) Mr. and Mrs. F. Newton, Mr. and Mrs. Offer (daughters and sons-in-law), Mr. J. Freeman, Mr. W. Freeman and Mr. Arthur Elliott (grandsons). The corpse was then taken to the Cemetery and deposited in the family vault, and where Mr. Dangerfield continued and completed the service.

Among the floral tributes were those “From a sorrowing wife," "In loving memory, from Marmie (daughter)," "In loving memory of dear- grandfather”, from George, Ethel and Olive Stevens (nephew and nieces)" “In loving memory, from Fred and Fanny (son-in-law and daughter), 'Till the day dawn, the shadows flee.'"


Newbury Weekly News and General Advertiser - Thursday 10 May 1906

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