Funeral of Samuel Woods

Samuel Woods with his wife Rebecca (nee Kinns) outside the Bell Public House
Samuel Woods with his wife Rebecca (nee Kinns) outside the Bell Public House

The following report appeared in the Royston Crow in January 1922:

FUNERAL-The funeral of the late Samuel Woods, of Bell House, took place on Thursday, January 12th, at Melbourn Cemetery, when the full service was taken by the Rev. P. Harvey (vicar of Meldreth), at the graveside. The remains were laid to rest beside those of his wife who predeceased him a few years back. The coffin was of plain elm with black fittings and on the breast plate was “Samuel Woods, died January 8th, 1922, age 89 years”.

The chief mourners were as follows: Mr W J Woods, of Settle (son); Mrs Austin, Birmingham (daughter); Mr Tom Woods, Cambridge (son); Mrs Thackway, Castleford (daughter); Mr H Wood, Broadstairs (son); Miss Woods, Settle (granddaughter); Mr J Phillips, Baldock (nephew); Mrs J Redhouse, Stotfold (niece); Miss F Phillips, Baldock (niece); Mr W Kinns, Nottinghill (brother-in-law).

Wreaths were sent as follows:-From Will, Tom, Harry and Emily; Mrs Austin and family; Mrs Phillips and family; Mrs H Phillips, of London, and Mr Kinns of London. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr A Hale, of Meldreth.

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