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 WHITEHAVEN GROCER'S DEATH.

   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.