For those of you who have enjoyed reading John Richard Stubbs' diaries, this is the announcement of his death in the local newspaper:-
Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough, 8 December 1916
Death of Mr J R StubbsDoyen of the Legal Profession in Middlesbrough
The death has taken place at his residence, Trafalgar-terrace, Coatham, Redcar, of Mr John Richard Stubbs, one of the best known and most highly-respected citizens in the North Langbaurgh Division, and also in Middlesbrough, for many years past.
The deceased gentleman was admitted a solicitor in 1860, and was the oldest practising member of the profession in Middlesbrough. At one time he was in partnership with Mr Fred Brewster, and later with his son, Mr T D H Stubbs.
For nearly 30 years the deceased gentleman had been clerk to the magistrates in the Langbaurgh North Petty Sessional Division (South Bank). He was also for a considerable time the Official Receiver for Middlesbrough.
In his 78th year, Mr Stubbs had not been enjoying very good health for the past few months, never having completely recovered from the shock caused by the death of his grandson, Mr Duncan Stubbs, a midshipman, who went down with HMS Aboukir, early in the war.
He leaves a widow, a son, and a daughter.
His son is Major T D H Stubbs, of the North Riding Battery of Artillery, and who is a solicitor and Deputy Coroner for Cleveland.
The interment has been fixed to take place tomorrow afternoon at Coatham.