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16th February 1892


In the presence of at least a thousand people, the remains of the late Mr. M. Fox, of Marmaville, were interred in Mirfield parish churchyard yesterday. The service was condacted by the Rev.F. R. Grenside. Rector of Thornhill, formerly Vicar of Mirfieid. The chief mourners were the deceased's only son, Mr. Marmaduke Fox, of the Royds and Polbae, Miss Fox, and Mr, and Mrs. S. W. Pilling, son-inlaw and daughter of the deceased; Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Watts, and members of the Cardwell family to which Mr. Fox was related. In the funeral procession were the following magistrates—Sir Joseph Crossland (chairman of the Huddersfield Banking Company), Mr. C. M. Gaskell (Member for the Parliamentary Division), Mr. H. F. Beaumont, M.P, Mr. M. Oldroyd, M.P., Mr. Robt. I. Critchley (chairman of the Dewsbury West Riding Bench), Mr. Chas. Wheatley, Mr. Joseph Wheatley, Mr. Geo. Fox, Mr. Joe. Fox, Mr. John Walker, Mr. Geo. Clay, Mr. Wm. Thackrah; Rev. J. Clemens (pastor of Trinity Methodist New Connexion Church, Mirfield), Mr. Jos. Howgate, Mr. J. M. Sykes (Huddersfield), Mr. Wm. H. Chadwick (Dewsbury), Mr. Abm, Foster, &c.; representatives of the Mirfield and Ravensthorpe Local Boards, the Liberal Clubs of the same places, the Whitwood Chemical Co., and the Mirfield ,Gas Co. The coffin was carried by the heads of departments in deceased's extensive works. A body of police, under Inspector Drake, led the procession from Marmaville to the church, Mr. J. Stephenson, of Miffield, was the undertaker.

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