Death of an Esteemed Resident.

Torquay Times

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Torquay has lost an old and respected inhabitant in the death of Mrs. Rebecca Parsons, of Bronshill Road. Originally of Torrington, she had for many years resided at Torquay and took a very active interest in the work of the United Methodist Church at Torre Hill and was one of the oldest members of the late Bible Christian Church. Her son, the Rev. Harry Parsons is one of the pioneering missionaries from that church in West China, and was intimately associated with the late Rev. Samuel Pollard. He had recently been home on furlough, but is now on voyage returning to his work among the Maio tribe. Mrs. Parsons has been a member of the Torquay Free Church Council, and her last public duty was to vote at the last General Election. On returning home she was suddenly taken ill and lingered until Wednesday last. She leaves three sons and two daughters. Her son Edward was an officer on the ill fated Titanic, and went down with the ship.

[Footnote: The General Election referred to, in which the Tory Party were successful, took place on 16 November 1922]

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