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John Bracewell
Born: 19 June 1850
Died: 1 July 1918
Buried: 4 July 1918
Age: 68
Grave No: A15
Notes: also buried their his wife Maria Bracewell, buried 14 May 1930, aged 75; and his granddaughter, Katherine Mary Bracewell, bur 7 February 1929, aged 9 months
We regret to announce the death which occurred early on Monday morning at his residence, 45 Hall Royd, Shipley, of Mr John Bracewell, principal of the firm of Greenwood and Co, reed and Heald manufacturers, Well Croft. Mr Bracewell, who was 68 years of age and leaves a wife and three sons and five daughters, two of the sons being with the colours at the front, had only been ill in bed a week. He was at business as recently as 22nd June. He was highly respected in manufacturing and other circles where known and he was a member of the Shipley Bowling Green Club, the flag of which was at half-mast until Thursday when the funeral took place at Hirst Wood Cemetery. Shipley Times & Express 5 July 1918 The remains of the late Mr John Bracewell of 45 Hall Royd, Shipley, took place at Hirst Wood Cemetery on 4th July.
The services at the house, the Parish Church and by the grave were conducted by the vicar of Heaton, Rev R Whincup, who referred to the family’s connection with that church. A large number of relatives and friends were present in addition to the family mourners; also deputations from Shipley Bowling Club, Shipley Liberal Association, Shipley Unionist Association, the Oddfellows and business circles. Numerous floral tributes were received. Two of the deceased’s sons were unable to be present owing to being with the colours. Shipley Times & Express, 12 July 1918 Mr John Bracewell of 45 Hall Royd, Shipley, who died on July 1st, aged 68, left estate valued at £5,050 10s 3d gross, with net personalty £4,312 16s 1d. Probate of his will has been granted to his widow, Mrs Maria Bracewell, of the above address. Shipley Times & Express 30 August 1918
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The marriage took place at Heaton Parish Church on Wednesday of Mr Edward Whitaker of 9 Selbourne Terrace, Shipley, and Miss Eletta Bracewell, of 45 Hall Royd, Shipley. Shipley Times & Express 27 September 1918