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Alfred V. Bagnall

ScotTissue Broadcast
June 22, 1929

Alfred V. Bagnall dies after Four Weeks of Illness
Many Friends From Here Attend Services At Bagnall home

Alfred V. Bagnall; Photo from ScotTissue Broadcast, courtesy of Betty-Jane Bennett Smith

Alfred V. Bagnall

Photo from the ScotTissue Broadcast,
courtesy of Betty-Jane Bennett Smith,

After four weeks of illness Alfred V. Bagnall, died on Friday, June 7th.  Mr. Bagnall had been an employee of the Scott Paper Company for 33 years.  His long service had made a great number of friends here who have keenly felt his loss.

Many attended the funeral services, held at 2 p.m. on June 10th, at his late residence, 1013 Terrill street, Chester.  The Rev. Gladstone Holm, of the Madison Street M. E. Church, officiated at the services.  Interment took place at the Lawn Croft Cemetery.

Pall bearers were all from Scott Paper Company and included Mr. Liebeck, Mr. Diament, Mr. Searle, Mr. Toole, Mr. Sharpe and Mr. Parsons.

The best expression of the regard in which Mr. Bagnall is held by the Scott Paper Company comes from Mr. Liebeck, who knew him long and well.

"Alfred V. Bagnall on Friday, June 7th, passed out of this life, after an illness of four weeks, having suffered a nervous breakdown May 12th.

"A loyal and true friend to those who were his friends, outstanding in his loyalty to the Organization, a man who was willing beyond his strength, never satisfied unless he could give more than required of him.

"Alfred joined the Organization during the period when Scott Paper Co. were manufacturing bicycles.  Hired as a brazier on bicycle frames, he started work on the furnace assigned to him.  Within the first hour he was dissatisfied with his speed and started up the second furnace, and continued doing two men's work until the bicycle business was discontinued.  He then worked as machinist and foreman, building from our drawings, during 1907 to 1911 several high speed all ball bearing roll machines.  In later years he continued as repair man, and last was given charge of the machine shop store room to lighten his duties, but even here he felt he must do more than was required of him.

"The Organization has lost something which cannot be replaced.  Such loyalty is rare.  That we may all become a little more loyal to each other and to the Organization in our memory of him would be the greatest monument we could build."

Harry Liebeck

The following letter was sent by Mrs. Bagnall in appreciation of the kindnesses shown by her husband's friends here:

1013 Terrill St., Chester, Pa.

To the Officers and Employees of Scott Paper Co.

I wish to express the appreciation of our family for the kindness and sympathy extended to us during our bereavement of the loss of my late husband, Alfred V. Bagnall, and also to thank you for the beautiful flowers which you so kindly sent.

We wish to thank all those who loaned their cars for the funeral, and also the many friends whose cars were offered, but not needed.  Every one has been so kind to us and we are all gratified to know that such a feeling of friendship existed between my late husband and his fellow associates in your company.


Florence W. Bagnall

Thanks to Betty-Jane Bennett Smith,   Smith9697@aol.com, for sharing this obituary.

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