|BACK THE ROYAL GAZETTE, 13TH APRIL, 1915.|
THE LATE MR. GEORGE TEAR.
| We regret to have to record this morning the sudden death of Mr. George Tear, who died from Typhoid fever early on Sunday morning at the residence of his step-son, at Spanish Point. the deceased had been feeling unwell for several days; and on Friday morning last he was on his way to attend to his duties in connection with the arrival of the Bermudian when he became worse and returned home.
Mr. Tear, who was nearly 53 years of age, was a native of Falkirk, Stirling, Scotland, and came to Bermuda when a young man, as a sapper in the Royal Engineers, and was stationed at St. George’s. He afterwards took his discharge from the army and married Mrs. Farrell, who died four years ago. He then came to Hamilton to reside and for sixteen years he held the responsible position of Superintendent of Police. Later, he went into business and established a real estate agency, and lately was employed as a special constable by the Corporation of Hamilton.
The funeral, which was largely attended, took place on Sunday afternoon from Spanish Point to Pembroke Church. About fifty members of the Bermuda Mechanics’ Beneficial Association, of which the deceased was a member for a number of years, having held the office of Secretary-Treasurer, marched in the procession. The following pall-bearers were members of the above society:-- Messrs. F. Beek, C. Robertson, C. Legg, S. Adams, L. Simmons and P. Roberts. The Rev. W. J. F. Groves officiated at the funeral service.
The deceased leaves an only son, Alfred, who is at present at the Front; two daughters, wives of Lieut. Dixon, and Staff Sergt.-Major Stroud; and three step-sons, Messrs. James, Joseph and John Farrell.