Death a Month After Husband – Young Daughter Orphaned – Mrs M. Forde (picture)

February 1937

Mexborough & Swinton Times, February 19, 1937


Death a Month After Husband
Young Daughter Orphaned

Mrs M. Forde

Denaby folk have been shocked this week to learn of the unexpected passing on Monday evening of Mrs May Forde, of Shapsford, Denaby, the widow of Dr Thomas Forde whose death occurred less than a month ago.

Mrs Forde, a native of Cheshire, was only 41. She came to this district 14 years ago when her marriage to Dr Forde, and the sympathy of the district will go out to their 12 year old daughter, Kathleen, who is left an orphan so early in life. Mrs Forde, who was Lady superintendent of the Conisborough nursing division, left a sick bed to nurse Dr Forde, and it is believed that she received a second chill, for two days after Dr Forde’s death she developed pneumonia and pleurisy, from which death occurred.

Mrs Forde was a sister-in-law of Mr Frank Ogley, J.P., of Hill Top House, Conisborough, and an aunt of Mr Frank Ogley, the Rev solicitor, and of Mr. Reg. Ogley, the Yorkshire county hockey player.

The Funeral

The funeral took place at Conisborough yesterday afternoon, a service in the parish church proceeding the interment at the cemetery, where Mrs Forde was buried in the same grave as Dr Forde. The services were conducted by the vicar of Denaby, the Rev S. Powley, assisted by the vicar of Conisborough, the Rev H. T. Eddershaw, and the Rev B. T. Craft (curate). A guard of honour of members of the nursing division and St John ambulance Brigade from the Denaby, Conisborough, Cadeby and Mexborough Divisions lined the walk to the Parish Church, and the coffin was draped in the nursing colours.