Alice Webster – Highly Esteemed Resident (picture)

November 1940

Mexborough & Swinton Times, November 16th

Alice Webster – Highly Esteemed Resident

Conisbrough has lost a well known and highly esteemed resident through the death on Monday of Mrs Alice Esther Webster, wife of Mr Irad Webster, of 72, Park road, Conisbrough. Mrs Webster, who was 75 years of age, had been in failing health for some time and for the last four weeks had been confined to her bed.

A native of New Whittington, near Chesterfield, she came to Conisbrough over 48 years ago and was married at the Conisbrough Wesleyan church.

For the greater part of this long period she had been connected with the Conisbrough Baptist Church. This, which her husband has been secretary for some 30 years, though Mr Webster will probably be better known as the manager of the Conisbrough Working Man’s Corporative Society, which position he held for 30 years, and from which he retired in 1934.

Mrs Webster laid one of the foundation stones on the rebuilding of the Baptist Church on December 2, 1922, and was presented with a silver trowel to commemorate the occasion.

The Webster family are played an active part in the social, religious and public life or Conisbrough, and it is interesting to recall that at one period, Mrs Webster’s husband and two sons were all members together, of Conisbrough Urban Council.

At the moment the two sons are commander and deputy commander, respectively, of Conisbrough Section of the Special Constabulary.


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