William Karran Kermode - Kirk Braddan Cemetery - Braddan, Isle of Man
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm
N 54° 09.877 W 004° 30.287
30U E 401755 N 6002883
Quick Description: The broken column headstone for William Karran Kermode is to be found in the Kirk Braddan Cemetery.
Location: Isle of Man
Date Posted: 9/7/2020 5:58:29 AM
Waymark Code: WM133AC
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
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Long Description:
The broken column headstone for William Karran Kermode is to be found in the Kirk Braddan Cemetery.

At the base of the column the memorial tablet has the following dedication:

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM KARRAN KERMODE
J.P.
DIED 3RD DECEMBER 1912
AGED 74 YEARS.

ALSO OF
FRANCES, BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 5TH JANUARY 1916
AGED 75 YEARS.'


Below is an obituary notice for William from the Manx Quarterly#12 from June 1913:
'WILLIAM KARRAN KERMODE

Died December 3rd, 1912.


Death has claimed a highly-respected resident of Douglas in the person of Mr William Karran Kermode, coal merchant, who passed away at Highbury, Albany-road, on December 3rd. Mr Kermode, who was 74 years old, in early manhood repaired from the Isle of Man to Australia, but did not make a long sojourn at the Antipodes. Returning to the Island, he commenced business in partnership with the late Mr John Kerruish (father of Mr W. M. Kerruish, H.K.) as coal merchants. About forty years ago Mr Kerruish withdrew from the partnership, and the business was carried with great success by Mr Kermode alone until quite recently, when he was joined in it by his son, Mr W. Kermode. Commercially, the late Mr Kermode prospered in rapid and substantial fashion, amassing considerable wealth. His business-methods were of the straightest description, and no dealer in the Island more widely trusted, both in buying and selling. Personally, he was very retiring of character, and though he might have successfully aspired to the highest positions in Manx public life that his compatriots have it in their power to confer, he ever avoided the limelight. He was a Justice of the Peace, but did not often sit on the Bench. Though he reached an age in excess of the Psalmist's three score and ten, Mr Kermode was not a robust man, and for some years prior to death his state of health was far from satisfactory. Privately, he was kindly and charitable, both in word and deed, and particularly was he considerate of his employees. He married a Miss Creer (sister of the late Mr R. W. Creer, stone mason), who survives him. One of .his sons is Canon Kermode, M.A., the respected Vicar of St. George's, Douglas, while another, as has been stated, is in the business established by his father. The funeral took place on Friday, December Eth.
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Headstone/Monument Text:
IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ WILLIAM KARRAN KERMODE/ J.P./ DIED 3RD DECEMBER 1912/ AGED 74 YEARS./ ALSO OF/ FRANCES,/ BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE/ DIED 5TH JANUARY 1916/ AGED 75 YEARS./


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