Huddersfield Daily Chronicle (06/Sep/1894) - The Sad Drowning Case at Armitage Bridge

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On Wednesday the funeral of the little girl, Maud Ellis, who met with such an untimely death at the above place on Thursday last, took place at Armitage Bridge Churchyard, amidst universal sympathy. For some time before the funeral cortege arrived hundreds of people assembled at the house of the deceased's parents. Previous to the start, the vicar of Armitage Bridge (the Rev. G.C.B. Madden) and Miss Keighley, who has taken so great an interest in the little girl, owing to her being a member of the Sunday School of the Parish Church, and who had charge of the members of the class — who were, so far as the girls were concerned, dressed in white, and had a splendid bouquet of white flowers in their hands — attended at the house. Amongst the followers were a number of friends and relatives from Stainborough, including Mr. W.I. Wills, Scripture reader, from that place. On the arrival of the funeral at the church the sacred edifice was crowded, and the Vicar, in a most impressive manner, went through the service. The well-known hymn, "Children sing in glory," was sung. At the grave side hundreds of people assembled, and the manifestations of sympathy were very great. Wreaths and crosses were very numerous, including one from the scholars and teachers and friends, as well as from Stainborough, the late residence of the parents. The parents’ desire to tender their heartfelt thanks to the numerous friends who have expressed their sympathy, and who helped in the search for the deceased girl.