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St. Helens Funeral-Kezia McConville (nee Allen), December 1918
« on: Sunday 16 September 18 18:43 BST (UK) »
I wonder does anyone have access to St. Helens, Lancs. newspapers for December 1918.

My maternal grandmother's sister, Kezia Esther McConville (nee Allen) was a Red Cross Sister who died in Westcliff on Sea, Essex 6 December 1918 and was buried at St. Helens Cemetery, Rainford Road 10 December 1918. Her parents, James and Harriet lived in Hardshaw Street, St. Helens.

I wonder if some kind person could access the St. Helens newspapers for December 1918 and find a report on her funeral so that I can discover who attended. Unfortunately, I have not found any St. Helens newspapers at the British Newspaper Archives and wondered whether any are located and accessible locally for this month.

In anticipation, many thanks

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Re: St. Helens Funeral-Kezia McConville (nee Allen), December 1918
« Reply #1 on: Monday 17 September 18 12:42 BST (UK) »
Married Xmas Day 1916 aged 31 - so she wasn't even married 2 years - how sad - was she killed by the result of a bomb - or aircraft fire ??  she was only 33 when she died - she married in Liverpool ...

Marriage: 25 Dec 1916 St Bride, Toxteth, Lancashire, England
 Mark Roy McConville - 30, Seaman, Bachelor, 80 Leven Street
 Kezia Esther Allen - 31, Hospital Nurse, Spinster, 55 Canning Street
     Groom's Father: John McConville, Chemist
     Bride's Father: James Allen, Tripe Dresser
     Witness: Alfred Henry Brown; Ada Jones
     Married by Banns by: George Mortimore, Curate
     ................................................................................
 
as no father are down as deceased I would imagine the 2 fathers and witnesses would have been at the funeral ??
the good news is that Mark McConville is not on CWGC WW1 casualties - so he survived the war ..
oakes,liverpool..neston..backford..poulton cum spittal(bebington)middlewich,cheshire......   sacht,helgoland  .......merrick,herefordshire adams,shropshire...tipping..ellis..  jones,garston,liverpool..hartley.dunham massey..barker. salford

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Re: St. Helens Funeral-Kezia McConville (nee Allen), December 1918
« Reply #2 on: Monday 17 September 18 13:53 BST (UK) »
Kezia's Red Cross involvement had ceased.

The engagement by the Red Cross was from 14 July 1915 - 31 Dec 1917.

Her address down as 99, Hardshaw Street St. Helens.

The war had finished a month by the time she died.
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Re: St. Helens Funeral-Kezia McConville (nee Allen), December 1918
« Reply #3 on: Monday 17 September 18 13:58 BST (UK) »
Thanks, Alan (Garstonite)

Sadly, Cassie died in the Spanish Flu pandemic - but in Westcliff on Sea, Essex. As yet, no idea how she came to be there but as a Red Cross VAD, she moved about between 1915 and the time of her death.

Yes, her parents were still alive, mother Harriet present at death, so I would have expected them to attend her funeral - and hopefully that event was reported in the St. Helens newspapers. As yet, not found any location for these newspapers.

Roy survived the war and died in 1929.

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Re: St. Helens Funeral-Kezia McConville (nee Allen), December 1918
« Reply #4 on: Monday 17 September 18 14:02 BST (UK) »
Kezia's Red Cross involvement had ceased.

The engagement by the Red Cross was from 14 July 1915 - 31 Dec 1917.

Her address down as 99, Hardshaw Street St. Helens.

The war had finished a month by the time she died.

Thanks, Medpat. Yes, see https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/27552 

After the Armistice, the wounded still needed nursing, of course.

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