Conisboro’ Chemist’s Sudden Death (picture)

November 1931

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 13 November 1931

Conisboro’ Chemist’s Sudden Death.

The death occurred suddenly on Sunday of Mr. Reginald Troughton, of Eldon House, High Street, Conisborough, who was found dead in bed. Mr. Troughton had for some time been suffering from heart trouble.

He was 69 and was born at Kirby where his father, Mr. Robert Troughton, was a magistrate and a prominent public man. Mr. Troughton came to Conisborough about 20 years ago and up to the time of his death was in business as a chemist and druggist.

For some years a member of the old Parish Council, he was at one time vice-chairman and it was only last year that on account of failing health he severed a long connection with the Conisborough Education Sub-committee of which he had been chairman.

Mr. Troughton was a lifelong member of the Wesleyan Church and at Conisborough had held almost every office in the chapel, being treasurer at the time of his death. He was one of the founders of the Conisborough Recreation Club and a special Constable, being awarded a long service medal last year.

Mr. Troughton’s interest in sport was confined to cricket (of which he was a keen follower), and rifle-shooting. He was an enthusiastic member of the old Denaby and Conisborough Rifle Club. He leaves three sons, his wife having died last year. The funeral took place on Wednesday, there being a large number of mourners.

There were also representatives from the Conisborough Urban Council Wesleyan Church. Mexborough and District Chemists’ Association and the Conisbrough Recreation Club. Members of the local Division of the West Riding Constabulary and constables under Sergeant Huck preceded the cortege and formed a guard of honour at the cemetery.