OBITUARY CAPTAIN JOSEPH LEA: SIXTY YEARS AT SEA AT GOOLE
The death occurred on Tuesday at the house of his daughter in Hull, of Captain Joseph Lea, one of the veteran sea captains of the port of Goole. Captain Lea was 77 years of age. Born in Lincolnshire he came to Goole at an early age, some sixty years ago, and has followed the sea all his life.
His earlier years he spent on the old Schooners of many of which he was master, and when sailing vessels went out of common use he passed over to the steam ships, both of Goole and London, and in his time served with many local owners, with the result that he was a well known figure in an around the port.
He retired from active life in 1912 and has been a resident in Goole up to the death of Mrs. Lea some three years ago, when he took up residence with his daughter in Hull.
He leaves a family of five sons all of whom are connected with shipping at Goole; the eldest is Pilot W. S. Lea, of Kingsway and the others are associated with various local companies - and two daughters.
Captain Lea was a staunch supporter of the Salvation Army for over 40 years and his funeral which is to take place at Goole Cemetery tomorrow (Saturday) is to be preceded by a service in the Salvation Armey Hall in Escourt Street.
Goole Times 2nd Sept 1921
INTERNMENT OF CAPTAIN LEA
The funeral of the late Capt. Joseph Lea, a former Goole master mariner, who passed away in Hull last week, took place at the Goole Cemetery Saturday, in the presence of many relatives and friends of the deceased. The coffin arrived at the N.E.R. Station about noon, and was met by a contingent of the Salvation Armey, to which Capt Lea belonged for 40 years.
The Armey band headed the cortege and played the Dead March in “Saul” en route to the Salvation Armey Hall in Escourt Street, where a memorial service was held.
Interment took place about 2-30 at the cemetery. There were many beautiful floral tributes, and many blinds were drawn as a mark of respect to the deceased sailor.
Ensign Coston and Ensign Saunders conducted the funeral service, the principle wreaths were from “Will and Family”, “Joe, Jinnie and Family,” “George, Edna and family,” “Herbert , Mary and family,” “James and Rose,” “Steve and Honor,” Catherina and Ernest, “Miriam,” "Reg and Annie," "Albert,"" Mr. and Mrs Taylor," "Atkinson and Pickett (Shipowners)," and the "Hull Corps of the Salvation Army"
Goole Times 9th Sept 1921
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