FUNERAL OF MR. ISMAY

In the presence of a large and representative gathering the remains of Mr. Ismay were buried yesterday in the churchyard at Thurstaston, Cheshire. The road along which the funeral cortége passed was lined with a crowd of people desirous of paying a tribute of respect. The coffin, which had on it only one wreath, from the family, was borne from Dawpool (Mr. Ismay's residence) to the church. The mourners included Mrs. Ismay (the widow), the Misses Ismay (daughters) and Lady Margaret Ismay (daughter-in-law), Mr. Bruce Ismay, Mr. James Ismay, and Mr. Bower Ismay (sons), Captain Ismay (brother), Captain Leslie (brother-in-law), Mr. Imrie, Mr. Graham, Mr. Saunderson, Lord Stalbridge (chairman of the London and North-Western Railway Company), the Marquis of Hertford, the Duke of Westminster, the Duke of Abercorn, Lord Stafford, the Bishop of Chester, Captain Hewitt, Captain Cameron, of the Oceanic, Mr. Alfred Fletcher (director of the London and North-Western Railway Company), Mr. J. M. Laird, Mr. A. F. Warr, M. P., Mr. Charles MacIver, Mr. William Oulton, Sir Dudley Forwood, the Mayor of Birkenhead, Mr. Edward Laurence, Mr. Samuel Smith, M.P., Sir E. R. Russell, and many others. The Cunard Steamship Company was represented by Sir W. B. Forwood and Messrs. David Jardine, John Williamson, William Watson, and A. P. Moorhouse (general manager). Lord Inverclyde was absent through illness. There were also present some boys from the Seamen's Orphanage and the Indefatigable, training ship, and cadets from the school ship Conway. The Bishop of Chichester, assisted by the Rev. T. F. Clarke, rector of the parish, officiated, and the service was simple.

At the memorial service conducted yesterday afternoon in St. Nicholas's parish church, Liverpool, there was a crowded congregation representative of the shipping and commercial community, including the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, Alderman Sir Thomas Hughes, and the Town Clerk. Canon Stewart, rector of Liverpool, conducted the service, assisted by the Rev. J. L. Jenkyn, and throughout the service was most impressive.

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The German Emperor sent on Saturday last the following telegram to Mrs. Ismay:---"I grieve to hear that your husband has departed this life. The shipping world has lost one of its most illustrious members, and the country mourns a life of work crowned with unparalleled success.---WILLIAM I.R."

The committee of the Liverpool Underwriters' Association have passed a resolution expressing profound regret at the death of Mr. T. H. Ismay, one of the oldest and most valued members of the association, and desire to record their sense of the great loss sustained by the whole community among whom be worked with such distinguished and honorable success. They desire to express their deepest sympathy with Mrs. Ismay and the family in their great bereavement. The committee of the Liverpool School of Tropical Diseases have passed a similar resolution.

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