Dr Abel (General)

by MPGriffiths @, Thursday, February 24, 2022, 09:05 (840 days ago) @ Kate


Gloucester Journal

Saturday 3 December 1904



The remains of the late Dr J.R.W. Abell of Mitcheldean, were laid in their last receiving-place in the burial ground of St Michael and All Angels' Church on Saturday, amid general evidence of grief and respect.

In diference to the express wish of the deceased, the coffin was of polished elm with brass mountings, the breast-plate bearing the inspection.

"J.R.W. Abell, died November 22nd 1904.

There no flowers, also the wish of the deceased.
The chief mourners were
Mrs Abell (Widow)
Marion and Molly (daughters)
Rev and Mrs Mogridge, Framilode
Mrs Howard Abell, Witcombe
Mr Jack Abell, Gloucester (nephew)

Among those who attended to pay a last tribute to an old and valued friend were Messrs, E E Yearsley, T Whatley, S W Constance, W Shaw, G M Wright, Sergt M Powell, C Baynham, P Hatton, W Silly, A Chew, Dr Searanchke, J Morgan, O Staley, C Rudge, C B Mason, F C Mason, E Brain.

A number of members of Court "Hope" A.O.F. Longhope, also attended, and the Foresters' funeral service was impressively read by Bro. W H Powell (hob. member and trustee of the Court) at the deceased's residence.

Blinds were drawn en route to the church, and a number of twon folk assembled at the building. Letters of sympathy were received by Mrs Abell from Rev C E Dighton, Dr Batten, Messrs. F Wintle, J W Probyn and G Newman.

The service was conducted by the rector, the Rev. L Wilkinson, after which the local band of bell-ringers rang a muffled peal.

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