OBITUARY AT STAVELEY-IN-CARTMEL.
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 Mr. John ROBINSON, of Hazelrigg Farm, the popular passenger guard on the Lakeside branch of the Furness Railway succumbed to a long illness on Thursday morning in his 59th year. The deceased guard suffered from anemia, and in an acute form, and for the past twelve months he had been unable to follow his employment for more than a few weeks at a time. A little while ago he was admitted to a hospital in Edinburgh, and after a stay of a few weeks he returned home feeling much better and ready for duty. The improvement was, however, only apparent, and after working a few days he was obliged to relinquish his duties and take to his bed. The ravages of the disease quickly did their work, and Mr. ROBINSON passed away as we have previously stated.
 
 The deceased was an old servant of the railway company, and had acted in the capacity of guard for about 15 years. He was an obliging and courteous officer, and in private life his genial disposition and sociable temperament won of him many friends. He was a man of considerable musical ability, possessing a deep rich bass voice, and his services in former years were in demand at local and other concerts. He was an old and valued member of the choir at St. Mary’s Church, Staveley, and it was a fitting tribute to the memory that the members were present at the obsequies on Sunday afternoon when the mortal remains were interred in the graveyard adjoining the church.
 
 The Rev. E. HEATH, vicar, officiated, and the choir feelingly sang the hymns 165 and 537 (A and M) and Psalm 39 with the organ accompaniment of Mr. E. TAYLOR, who also played the Dead March as the cortege left the church. The sacred edifice was unable to accommodate the large concourse of mourners and as the coffin was reverently carried from the church to the graveside by Messrs.: James CRAGG, guard, Porters, STEPHENSON, FISHER, and STEPHENS, Ulverston there were few dry eyes. Among the large number of floral tributes were three magnificent wreaths, one from Captain HIRD, superintendent of the steam yachts and the captains and crews, one from the Railway officials at Lakeside, and one from the Haverthwaite station staff. Others were sent by:
 
 Wife and children
 
Sister Mary
 
Maude
 
Hilda
 
Fred
 
Ada
 
Jim
 
From friends in New York
 
The girls at Shawleigh
 
Mr. And Mrs. SHEPHERD, Arnside
 
Mrs. DICKSON, Chapel House
 
Miss. HARRISON, Newby Bridge House
 
The Misses THORNBURY, Hazel Rigg
 
Mrs. GNOSSPELIUS, Graythwaite
 
Rev. E. HEATH and Family, Staveley Vicarage
 
The Church Choir
 
Mrs. WHITHEAD and family, Lake Side
 
Lily WILSON
 
Mr. And Mrs. FISHER
 
Mrs. ARMSTRONG
 
The chief mourners were:
 
Mrs. ROBINSON, widow
 
Percy and Ronald, sons
 
Florence, Maud, Marjorie and Edie, daughters
 
Mr. ROBINSON, Green Road, brother
 
Miss. ROBINSON, sister
 
Mrs. ROBINSON, sister-in-law
 
Mr. ROBINSON, nephew
 
Mrs. HOLMES niece
 
Miss. ROBINSON, niece
 
Mr. W. BARROW, cousin
 
Mr. J. HANNAH
 
Mr. W. DIXON
 
Mr. G. CHURCHMAN
 
Mr. KNOWLES
 
Mrs. BANKS
 
Miss. POULTON
 
Miss. DICKSON
 
Miss. HEATH
 
Mr. W. DICKINSON
 
Mr. BOWERBANK
 
Mr. J. WOODHOUSE
 
Mr. G. CATON, Ramsden Dock
 
Mr. HOSKING
 
Inspector CULLEY
 
Mr. J. CRAGG
 
Mr. DENNY
 
Mr. PECK
 
Messrs:
 
STEPHENSON
 
FISHER
 
OLEF
 
STEPHENSON, Ulverston
 
D. FELL
 
B. WHITEHEAD
 
PENNINGTON
 
Captain HIRD
 
MARR
 
DARWICK
 
HOLMES
 
JACKSON
 
CASSON
 
Captain ECCLES
 
J. WILSON
 
Anthony STAFFORD
 
Mrs. CATON
 
Mrs. WALKER
 
Messrs:
 
WOLSON
 
G. MASHITER
 
W. KELLETT
 
J. FELL
 
R. WILSON
 
Miss. coulton
 
Misses. THORNBURY
 
Mr. FAZACKERLEY
 
G. AIREY
 
FISHER
 
Jas. and Miss. S. BOOW
 
Messrs. G. and H. MAWSON
 
Mrs. MAWSON.