Press cutting titled: The Late Mrs. F. J. Horniman: The Interment

A press cutting of an article describing the death of Mrs. F. J. Horniman. The long excerpt describes how the loss of Mrs. F. J. Horniman will affect many people from the neighbourhood to the charitable institutions. The excerpt mentions that up until a short while ago, Mrs. F. J. Horniman was in good health and when Mr. Horniman started on his Indian tour, there was no signs she would fall ill and pass away. The extract describes Mrs. F. J. Horniman in positive terms as a kind spirit, it also describes that about a fortnight before her demise, it was feared that she would not recover and that a telegram was sent to Aden, there to remain until the arrival of Mr. Horniman, who would then call at that port on his way from Ceylon to Egypt. On hearing the news of his wife, Mr. Horniman cut short his idea of extending his trip to Egypt and headed for home but unfortunately he was too late as Mrs. F. J. Horniman passed away two days prior to his arrival, the cause of death being Sclerosis. Mr. Horniman arrived at the port of Dover and was met there by his son Mr. E. J. Horniman, who broke the news to him. Mrs. Horniman was in her 70th year. The second part to the excerpt titled: The Interment describes the funeral service laid out for Mrs. Horniman. The funeral service took place on Tuesday morning at St. Peter’s Church, Dulwich and was conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. H. J. Pulley, assisted by the curate, Rev. Delabere. There was a large congregation and many people had turned out to attend the service. The coffin was made of the latest construction, of paper, covered with white plush and silver-plated mounts and a pyramidal lid, covered with wreaths. The chief mourners were: Mr. Horniman, Mr. Emslie. J. Horniman, Miss Horniman, Mrs. Emslie. J. Horniman, and many others. All who attended arrived with wreaths, and a cross of lilies were brought in from Mr. and Mrs. Emslie Horniman. The ceremony took place at the graveside in Camberwell cemetery and was conducted by the Rev. H. J. Pulley. The extract concluded by mentioning that on Sunday morning at St. Peter’s, Dulwich, the Vicar preached and made a touching reference to the late Mrs. Horniman.

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