The death occurred on Sunday at 22, Highland View, Bransty, Whitehaven,
of Mr. Robert LITHGOW, who carried on business as a grocer in James Street.
Mr. LITHGOW, who was 48 years of age, had been ill for sometime. A native of
Frizington, he served his apprenticeship as a grocer with an uncle in
Manchester, and for 18 years was manager for Mrs. H. KENNEDY, Queen Street,
Whitehaven. Three years ago he took over the grocery and bakery business of the late
Mr. W. CLARK in James Street. A man of quiet disposition he took no part in
public affairs, but he was very actively associated with the Sandhills Lane
Mission. A local preacher, he frequently conducted the service there and at the
Colliery Mission. As a preacher he was known further afield, especially at
Egremont, Frizington, and Moss Bay. He also did valiant work as a Sunday
School teacher and usually took charge of the youngest children.
About ten years ago he inaugurated at Sandhills Lane Mission a Wednesday
evening class for children, which has developed into a very successful
class indeed, the number at present attending frequently approached 300. The
development of this calss was especially due to Mr. LITHGOW's great ability in
interesting children in Biblical matters, and the attendance was representative
of all creeds.
He leaves a widow, two sons and a daughter.