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John Wood
Born:
Died: 3 October 1908
Buried: 7 October 1908
Age: 82
Grave No: E8
Notes: Also buried in E8: Sarah Wood, bur 18 February 1919, aged 87; Laura Prince Almgill bur 29 November 1954, aged 83
On Wednesday afternoon the funeral took place at the Hirst Wood Cemetery of Mr John Wood, who resided at 18 Alexandra Road. The deceased, who was in his 83rd year, died on Saturday. He was well known and respected by a large circle of friends, having been employed at the Victoria Works (Henry Mason’s) for a period of 52 years. Mr Wood enjoyed the confidence of his employer and the esteem of his fellow workers. Prior to the interment, a service was conducted at the Parish Church by the vicar, the Rev A W Cribb, who also performed the rites at the graveside. As the mourners entered the church the organist, Mr B Firth, played ‘O rest in the Lord’ and the ‘Dead march’ in Saul at the close of the service. In addition to the chief mourners, several of the employees at the Victoria Works attended to pay a last tribute of respect. Messrs J Shackleton M S Clough, J Jenkinson and J Hall acted as bearers. Amongst the wreaths was one bearing the inscription: “With deepest sympathy from the piece room, Victoria Works, Shipley.” Shipley Times & Express 9 October 1908
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