The funeral of Mrs. Julia E. Benn took place at Victoria, East Coast, Demerara, on Wednesday, January 13, and was largely attended.
Mrs. Benn was 70 years old. She was ill for some months but grew worst last week and passed away early on Wednesday, morning.
Those left to mourn are her husband, Mr. Robert Eleazer Benn, seven children, and 16 grand children.
The Pall-Bearers were her sons Egan, Avis, George, Raphael and Walter (nephew), Winston (grandson), L. Marshall, T. Langhorne and Jos. Hope.
Among those in attendance were W. Seawell, Willie Charles, H. Mc Callister, A. P. R. Lindo, J. Moses, H. Cromwell, S. E. Rutherford, G. W. Rutherford, County Sergeant-Major Thompson, E. A. Scotland, S. E. A. Talbott, D. D. Moses, R. E. Thuesday, C. Sancho, J. E. Gibbs, H. Bristol, J. Bristol, C. Nedd, A. Andrews, B. Waldron, Jacob Elias, H. Francis, L. Marshall, H. Andrews, T. A. Benn, Lionel Benn, S. Adams, F. Richmond, W. Adams, J. Layne, M. Rogers, S. Russell, K. Solomon, T. Limerick, B. Adams, S. Collins, Joe Benn, E. Adams, S. Roberts, O. Wilson, S. A. Wilson, S. Major, M. David, and D. T. A. Jones.
Floral tributes were received from her sorrowing children; Egan, Avis, George, Dorrie, Venus (nieces); Mr. Joseph Hope, Miss Edith Wilson; the Jenkins family; and Mr. D. T. A. Jones on the behalf of the “Daily Chronicle” tenders his heart felt sympathy.
MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCE
Messages of condolence were sent by Mr. Fitz Gillis; Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Alleyne ; Miss E. French; Mr. C. W. Barnwell; Messrs. Jeune and Simon; Staff of the Telegraph Offices; Staff of the Parcels Branch; Messrs. A. E. Elcock, J.A. and George Adams.
-D. T. A. J
Source: Jones, D. T. A. “Obituary of Mrs. Julia E. Benn” – the Daily Chronicle – Monday, January 18, 1943: page 2