The Times/1895/Obituary/Edmund Venables
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The Rev. Edmund Venables, precenter and canon residentiary of Lincoln, died early yesterday morning. Only a fortnight ago he was apparently in excellent health, and on February 17 he lectured to Toynbee-hall on "Lincoln Cathedral." On the morning of the 22nd he was taken suddenly ill, showing all the signs of influenza. Other complications supervened, and during Monday night he gradually sand and passed painlessly away. The deceased who was in his 76th year, graduated from Pembroke College, Cambridge, in 1842, as a Wrangler and a second-class-man in classics. On the death of Archdeacon Giles in 1867 he became examining chaplain to Bishop Jackson and also succeeded to a canonry of the Cathedral. He was recognized as a well-read theologian, a good preacher, and an accomplished archæologist. He wrote extensively on architectural and archæological subjects, and some lectures which he delivered on "Lincoln Cathderal" and "Walks through the Streets of Lincoln" have had a wide sale, being regarded as authoritative utterances on the history and architecture of the Minster and on the antiquities of the city. One sad feature in connexion with the death is the fact that Mrs. Venables is, according to the latest medical bulletin, gradually sinking, and Miss Maud Venables is extremely ill.