Weaste Cemetery

Biographies of people buried between 1900 & 09

Gertrude Gee (1885 - 1904)

Gertrude Gee of Norway Street Seedley was a Sunday school teacher at All Souls RC Church, Weaste and died at the young age of 18 years.


She was born in 1885, the daughter of Thomas and Annie (nee Benson) Gee. Her father died when she was quite young leaving her mother to bring up three children (brother John and sister Mary). In 1897 her mother married John Fulham and they all lived at No.41 Norway Street, Seedley.


The Salford City Reporter of 15th October 1904 records, "News of the death of Gertrude Gee, daughter of Mrs Fulham has been received with considerable regret in Catholic circles in the district. From childhood, the deceased had been connected with All Souls Catholic Church, Weaste. Her early training took place at the schools of that church, but the latter part of her education was obtained at the Higher Grade School, Chapel Street, Salford. She was a teacher in the Sunday School and in this capacity she rendered good service."


The funeral took place at Weaste Cemetery on Tuesday 11th October and was attended by a large number of friends including Sunday School scholars. The coffin was of oak and had brass mountings. The name plate bore the following inscription "Gertrude Gee died 5th October 1904 in her 19th year". The chief mourners included Mr and Mrs Fulham, Mary Gee, John Gee and Mr and Mrs Benson (uncle and aunt). The ceremony was conducted by the Reverend Father Manning, who, at the graveside referred to the deceased in affectionate terms.