I discovered a newspaper account of Elizabeth Spencer (nee Pearson)’s funeral in the Belper News of 22 Jan 1937 (available on FindMyPast). Elizabeth is Ari’s three times great-grandmother, born in 1867 in Scarthin Nick, Cromford, Derbyshire. She died in 1937 in Belper, Derbyshire. We now know that her favourite hymn was “My Jesus, I Love Thee”, and the names of people who sent flowers to her funeral.

Eliz Pearson

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Ari, this shows how you are related to Elizabeth:

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Postscript

I now have Elizabeth’s death certificate. She died on 16 Jan, at No. 2 Patten Yard, from myocardial failure and pulmonary congestion and pleurisy. Her daughter Mary Ann was present at the death and informed the registrar.

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