From the Mitcham News & Mercury, 6th January, 1933, page 2
“IN DEATH THEY WERE NOT DIVIDED”
Husband and Wife Buried in One Grave
“In death not divided” is a truism in regard to Mr. Thomas Cornelius Ware and his wife, Mrs. Annie Jane Ware, of ” St. Olave’s.” Ashbourne-road, Mitcham.
Within four hours after his wife had been brought home dead from a London hospital, Mr. Ware passed away. He practically foretold his death, for he remarked to the members of his family after he had made up his accounts on Saturday, “I shall go when mother comes home.” Mrs. Ware had died on December 29, and Mr. Ware on December 31.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Ware were 70 years old, and highly respected in Mitcham, where they had lived a great number of years. Mr. Ware was a retired compositor, having worked 27 years for Odham’s Press, Ltd., London.
Mrs. Ware was an active worker on behalf of the Mitcham and Tooting Floral and Horticultural Society, and a member of the committee. She also took a great interest in the St. Barnabas’ Church Mothers’ Union, being a Sunday-school teacher and a member of the Parochial Council.
Mr. Ware made gardening his hobby. In three years’ time Mr. and Mrs. Ware would have celebrated their golden wedding. They formerly resided in Longley-road. Tooting.
One daughter, Miss M. A. Ware, head-mistress of the junior mixed department, Singlegate School, and four sons, all married, mourn the loss of devoted parents.
The funeral was a double one, both Mr. and Mrs. Ware being buried in the same grave in the new Mitcham Cemetery, London-road, on Wednesday afternoon. The burial was preceded by a service in St. Barnabas’ Church. conducted by the Vicar. the Rev. E. J. Baker, assisted by the Rev. E. M. Vanston. The service was fully choral, with Mr. J. H. Humphries (a former organist of St. Barnabas’) at the organ. The music included Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, Mendelssohn’s Funeral March, and two favourite hymns, ” Jesu, Lover of my soul.” and “Allelulia, Sing to Jesus.”
A large number of relatives and friends followed to the burial ground to witness the remains laid to rest.
The floral tributes were many and beautiful, and included those from:
… companions at Odham’s Press; St. Barnabas’ Mothers’ Union; St. Barnabas’ Working Party; North Mitcham Improvement Association; staff of Singlegate Junior Schools; friends at Gorringe Park School; Messrs. H.C.F. and F. Weber; employees of Messrs. J.F. Renshaw & Co., Ltd.; … Mr E.J. and Mr and Mrs E.E. Mizen; Mr A. Mizen and the Misses Mizen; Miss Alice Mizen; …