DEATH OF MR. WM.
It is with regret that we have to record the death of Mr. Wm. CROSTHWAITE, of Winder Brow Farm, which took place yesterday, (Wednesday) morning, after an illness of about a week in duration.
Mr. CROSTHWAITE previously resided at the Birks Farm, Cleator Moor, for many years, where he successfully carried on the farming business. Some few years ago he removed to Winder Brow, where he carried on a similar business - though on a smaller scale. Throughout the whole of West Cumberland Mr. CROSTHWAITE was well-known and deservedly respected as a most successful man of business.
He was a great favourite in the Frizington District, where many of the local farmers, knowing Mr. CROSTHWAITE’s exceptional abilities as a judge of stock, very frequently requisitioned his services on their behalf at the local markets. Last year Mr. CROSTHWAITE had a serious illness, which kept him confined to his house for some time.
While residing at the Birk’s Farm Mr. CROSTHWAITE was for a considerable number of years member of the old Local Board for Arlecdon and Frizington, he being their chairman for many years in succession. On the formation of the Urban District Councils Mr. CROSTHWAITE became the first chairman for Arlecdon and Frizington Council. Some three or four years ago he retired from the Board, to the regret of many of his co-workers. In politics Mr. CROSTHWAITE was a staunch Conservative. For some years too, Mr. CROSTHWAITE was an overseer in the parish, and a member of the Arlecdon and Frizington Technical Committee. His support was at all times assured when the object was a deserving one; indeed, it is said no one knew the extent of his generosity. Widespread sympathy is felt for the bereaved relatives in their sorrow.