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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   John Keep
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Age at death:
Date of burial:
   29 April 1916
Abode at death:
(according to burial register)
   The Wharf,, Newbury.
Burial register information:
Book number: 1899
Page number: 289
Record number: 9508
Official at burial:
   John H Green
Source of information:
  Burial Register

Memorial Details

  John KEEP
  26 April 1916
  Headstone and 3 Kerbstones
  From top of Headstone: In Loving Memory Of/ Louisa/ the beloved wife of/ John Keep/ who died March 22nd. 1890/ aged 61 years./ "Until the day break and the shadows flee away."/ Also of/ John Keep/ who was taken Home on April 26th. 1916/ aged 83 years./ "The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want."
  Fair condition. Inlaid letters.
  LS(A) 13
    Found a stone marker engraved 2127 under the headstone.
  29 August 2014
  D Duff
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Other people list on this memorial

Louisa KEEP



Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

John Keep
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News and Mrs Pattison
Date of source:    01 May 1916
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News







Lately there passed away in the Wharf, Mr. John Keep, who, for sixty years, had been in the employ of the Kennet and Avon Canal Company, and afterwards of the Great Western Railway- first as lock-keeper near Greenham Mills, and afterwards in charge of the Wharf weighbridge.


The funeral took place on April 29; a service before leaving the house was conducted by the Rev. J.H. Green, who also read the committal sentences at the graveside in the Cemetery.


The mourners were the sons, William and Leonard, Mrs. Whiteman (sister), Mrs.Leonard Keep, Mr. and Mrs. W. Eggleton, Mr. Whiteman., Mr. Frank Whiteman, Miss Freeman,, Mrs. Cook, Mr. Walter Keep.


Floral tokens were received from William and family. John and Annie, from Jennie and Will, Grace and Millie, his sister and family, the family of the late Mrs. Keep, Mrs. Taylor etc.


The friends at the grave were Mr. J. Freeman (Reading), Mrs. Marshall, Mrs. Clark, Mr. Terry, Mr. John Flint, Mr. S. Attewell, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Woodward, Mr. and Mrs. Ball. Mrs. Bishop, Mr. E. Hill (Woodhay), Mr. W. Butler, as representing the Compton Pilgrim's Club of which the deceased was for many years the Newbury agent.

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. A.J. Chivers.


Last Sunday evening reference was made from the pulpit by the Rev. J. Neville of the death of the deceased, who has been a devoted member and consistent member of the Primitive Methodist Church, first from Leckhampstead Thicket, his native place, and afterwards at Newbury. He had for sixty years been an acceptable local preacher in the Newbury Circuit, and also a trustee. Testimony was given to the faithful discharge of his duties in connection with the above and other offices. At the close of the sermon the hymn was sung;

“Servant of God, well done,

Rest from they loved employ;

The battle fought, the victory won,

Enter thy Master's joy.”


Newbury Weekly News1 May 1916

Mrs P. p.135 LS(A) 13

Died 26 April 1916 aged 83

Also wife Louise K. died 22 March 1890 aged 61

Bk 1899 page 289 no. 9508

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