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Alma Marie BREGEON
published by joan sparke on Fri, 03/01/2020 - 14:44

Alma Marie BREGEON died in  WSM on 22 Sept 1977 aged 88. I have accessed the Red

Cross web-site , Anyone with more knowledge? Where would I look for an obituary.

The lady was related to my husband and we have a good photo of her.

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Submitted by Pat Hase on Sat, 04/01/2020 - 10:51

Alma Marie BREGEON was buried in the old Churchyard on Uphill.  There is a photo of her grave on the free site Gravestone Photographic Resource. When we are in the Library this afternoon we will look to see if there is an obituary in the local newspaper.

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Submitted by Pat Hase on Sat, 04/01/2020 - 19:12

One of our volunteers searched the Weston Mercury for a mention of Alma Marie BREGEON in editions after 22nd Sept 1977 but unfortunately with no success.  Her probate gives her place of death as Highcroft Nursing Home, 7 Eastfield Park.  You could send for a copy of her will which might give more information.

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Submitted by gricharduk on Wed, 08/01/2020 - 9:40

A photograph of her grave is also on Findagrave. Born in Cardiff to Eugene Constant Bregeon (he was born in France) and Eliza Diana Batten. Early 20th Century newspapers report that she was an accomplished violinist in the Weston-super-Mare Parish Church Band of Hope. The 1939 Register states she was living at a flat in Ashcombe Lodge on Milton Road, of independent means, and a birth date of 7 December 1888. Page 6 of the Western Daily Press, Friday, February 9, 1940, reports that she was elected to the Parochial Church Council (PCC) for the Parish of St. John. You may be able to find some minutes of the PCC at the Somerset Heritage Centre that may give you some additional insights into her life. Regards, Richard.

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