FUNERAL OF MR HOWARD ELKINGTON
The funeral took place on Monday of the late Mr Howard Elkineton, of Leeswood Hall, near Mold. The remains of the deceased gentleman were conveyed by train to Pembrey and Burry Port, in South Wales, with which district the late Mr Elkington had close relations, and where he formerly resided. The deceased gentleman, who had attained fairly advanced years, was senior partner in the firm of Messrs Elkington and Co., electro-platers. He leaves behind a widow and twelve children (four sons and eight daughters). He had for several years suffered from paralysis. For many years he travelled daily to Liverpool and back, but since his paralytic seizure he had necessarily been obliged to relinquish business. It will be recollected that some years ago Mr Elkington took Bathafarn Hall, Ruthin, spending a considerable amount upon it and then finding that the railway journey to Liverpool was much too long for his physical endurance. That was, unfortunately, before the days of the Yale of Clwyd expresses. He was compelled to relinquish the lease, sacrificing at the same time of course the greater part of the expenditure he had gone to upon the premises.
Source: Denbighshire Free Press - 7th January 1899