NAME: Cocks, James (m. Jane Winnifred Greenbury)
OBIT: (d. 20 Apr 1937, Corby Glen, Lincolnshire, England)
Death of Mr. Jas. Cocks. - The funeral of a very old and respected citizen.
Mr. James Cocks, took place at Corby, Lincs., on Friday. He passed away in the early hours of Tuesday, April 20th, at his residence, 113 Cromwell- road, at the age of 88 years, after a few weeks illness borne with great patience and endurance. Mr. Cocks was a very devout Christian, and prior to having to take to his bed was to be seen at each service of the Roman Catholic Church where he worshipped, and where he was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Guild.
Up to the time of his retirement thirteen years ago, he was employed as a stonemason by Messrs. John Thompson Limited, Peterborough, where he was held in hightest esteem. His work, mainly consisting of the restoration of old churches, historical schools, etc., carried him to all parts of England.
Prior to the interment at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Corby, near Grantham, a religious service, conducted by the Rev. W. H. Barrows, of Swaffham, assisted by Doctor Rudderham and Father Payne, was held in All Souls' Church, Peterborough, many of his old colleagues and friends being present. The cortege was met at Corby by the Rev. G. Hickey, a very old and great friend of the family, who assisted at the graveside. The mourners were Mr. and Mrs. F. Cocks (son and daughter-in-law), Misses R. and A. Cocks (daughters), Mrs. F. Cocks (sister-in-law), the Misses Cocks, Jarvis, Clayton and Osborne (nieces), Mr. J. Greenberry (cousin), Nurse Graham and Miss Cooper (friends).
Beautiful floral tributes were received from the following relatives and friends: To our dear dad, from his loving daughters, Sister Philippa, Rose and Agie; To our dear dad with love from Fred and Nellie; With fondest love, from Lucy and Monica; With deepest sympathy, from John and Lottie; With love, from Albert, Julia and Flossie, Lincoln; With fondest love, from Nora, Eve and Jack, Mareham le Fen; With deepest sympathy, from Nurse Graham, Miss Smith and Charlotte; With deepest sympathy, from M. Ryan; With deepest sympathy, from Norman; With deepest sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. R.F. Davis; With deepest sympathy, rest in peace, from Sergeant and Mrs. C.W. Carter; With deepest sympathy, from Mrs. Higgins and Phyllis; With deepest sympathy, from the Members of the Blessed Sacrament Guild; With love and sympathy, from Richard and Walter Batchelor; With deepest sympathy, from Cissie, Tote and Winnie; With deepest sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. Lambe and family. The funeral arrangements were carried out by the Peterborough Co-operative Society.