May MILLN / STAPLE (née JACK) [1887-1926]
She died on 5th July 1926. The inscription on her gravestone reads:
|12A--/03/11-||Sacred to the memory / of / MAY / the beloved wife / of / K.K. STAPLE / who passed away / 5th July 1926 / aged 38 year / Lo some we loved the lovliest [sic] and the best / that time and fate of all their vintage prest / have drunk their cup a round or two before / and one by one crept silently to rest.B.J. & Co.#8885|
Her funeral was reported in the newspapers on 7th July, eg The China Mail:
MRS. K. K STAPLE.
It is with regret that we record the death of Mrs. Staple, at the early age of thirty-nine, which occurred at her residence, No. 64, Mount Parish, on Monday afternoon.
The late Mrs. Staple, who had been resident in Hongkong for a number of years, was the wife of Mr. K. K. Staple, of the Public Works Department.
The funeral took place at the Protestant Cemetery, Happy Valley yesterday evening, the Rev. G. T. Waldegrave conducting
Among those present were, Mr. K. K. Staple, Mr. R. S. Logan (brother) as chief mourners, Messrs. F. P. R. James, C. Sara, W. L. Walker, J. Fraser, J. H. Kynock, T. W. Carr, T. Bolt, F. Wheeler, S. A. Robert, J. M. Jack, R. S. Vergette, T. V. Harmon, A. E. Clark: and many others.
Wreaths were sent by the following: - Husband, mother, brothers and sisters, Win. and George and Lawrence, Jess and Bob, Betty and Betty Jean, Mr. and Mrs. R. Bell, Mr. G. W. C. Burnett, Mr. and Mrs. Bigg, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Clarke, Mr. D. H. Cameron, Mr. and Mrs. H. Connant, Mrs. J. I. Callanan, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Douglas, Mr. E. H. Edmonds, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. W. Farmer, Mr. A Gibson, Mr. and Mrs. D. A Goodwin, Mr. L. B. Gomes, Mr. and Mrs. R. Hynes, M. E. E. Hagger, Mr. A. W. Heron, Capt. and Mrs. R. Innes, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Jones, Mr. F. P. R. James, Mr. and Mrs. E. Kern, Mr; and Mrs. G. B. Labrum, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Longbottom, Mr. and Mrs. V. C. Labrum, Mr. O. Lambert, Mr. and Mrs. B. Pasco, Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Purves, Mr. S. A. Roberts, Mr. G. B. Slipper and Mr. F. Wheller, Mrs. J. L. Weil, Mrs. F. Wheeler and Annie, Mr. R. S. Vergettte, Members of the Kowloon Cricket Club, the European Staff (B.O.O.), P.W.D.