Personal information about John Rolfe

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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   John Rolfe
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Age at death:
Date of burial:
   20 May 1908
Abode at death:
(according to burial register)
   Cheap Street, Newbury
Burial register information:
Book number: 1899
Page number: 153
Record number: 8424
Official at burial:
   The Rev'd. L R Maquire
Source of information:
  Burial Register
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Memorial Details

  John ROLFE
  17 May 1908
  Kerb stones
  South kerbstone: In memory of John Rolfe died May 1908/ Bottom kerbstone: R I P/ North kerbstone: Also Ada Kate Rolfe died Sept 23rd 1930
  North kerbstone broken but lodged in place
  20 August 2014
  JB & SK
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Ada Kate  ROLFE



Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

Article source:    Newbury Weekly News
Date of source:    21 May 1908
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News



Very general regret and sympathy with the bereaved wife and family were expressed on Sunday when it became known that Mr John Rolfe, clothier and outfitter, had succumbed during the morning. He had been of a generally robust disposition, but since Christmas had suffered from a succession of colds, which developed into an attack of influenza. Heart trouble followed, and was the actual cause of death.

Mr Rolfe was a well-known townsman, being a Newburian born and bred, who commenced business on his own account 32 years ago in Northbrook-street, removing later to premises in Cheap-street. In his younger days he was an energetic worker in St Nicholas Sunday School, in association with the Rev. W.B. Banting, of whom he was a great admirer. Mr Rolfe was a member of the Masonic body, and attained to the highest honour in the Loyal Berkshire Lodge of Hope, that of \Worshipful Master, which office he filled in 1901. He was an active member of the Conservative Club, being a member of the executive committee. He was also interested in the management of the Gordon Boys' Brigade.

He leaves a widow and a family of four children.

The funeral took place yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, the first part of the service being conducted at the Parish Church, the Rector of Newbury (Rev. Lionel Majendie) officiating.

The mourners were: Mr Leslie Rolfe (son), Mr Robert W. Rolfe (brother), Mr J. T. Ransley (brother-in-law), Mr B. Diddams (nephew), Mr Benjamin Sargent (father-in-law), Mr J. W. Hodder, Mr H. Smetham, Mrs A. Brind (sister).

Among those present in church were a large deputation of Masons, including Bro. A. Camp (Worshipful Master), Bro. W. Jenner Clarke S.W., Bros. W. H. Saltmarsh, J.W., Bros. W.R. Davey, J.D., Bros. G.K. North, I.G. and Bros. G.J. Cosburn, G. Gardner Leader, J. H. Wilson, E. Turner, J. Howard, S. Knight, E. Gould, W. Edmonds, Buchanan, G.H. Huson, W.H. Beames, S. Burton and J. Legg.

There follows a long list of other present and a long list of those bringing floral tributes.

The body was enclosed in an oak polished coffin, with brass fittings, and plate inscribed

Died May 17th 1908
Aged 55 years.

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