George Arthur Walker, born in 1895 in Swinton, South Yorkshire, is my second cousin, thrice removed and son of John William Walker and Annie Eliza Gregg.
In 1923, in Mexborough, George married Agnes Vickers.
Below are a number of newspaper articles pertaining to George’s death.
SOUTH YORKSHIRE TIMES: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18th, 1972
FOUND DEAD. – Mr. George Arthur Walker (77), of 14 Griffin Road, Swinton, was found dead at his home by his wife early on Tuesday afternoon. The Sheffield Coroner, Dr. H. H. Pilling, was informed, but no inquest is to be held.
SOUTH YORKSHIRE TIMES: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25th, 1972
WALKER. – The death occurred on November 14th of Mr. George Arthur Walker (77), of 14, Griffin Road, Swinton. Cremation took place at Rose Hill, Doncaster, following a service in Swinton Parish Church. Father L. E. Harris officiated. Mourners were Mrs. A. Walker (widow), Mr. and Mrs. F. Bradshaw, Mr. and Mrs. A. Ryan, Mr. and Mrs. P. Gillespie and Paul, Mr. and Mrs. B. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. L. Barratt, Mr. and Mrs. K. Whitton, Mr. and Mrs. T. Whitton, Mr. and Mrs. T. Young, Mr. G. Best, cousin Joyce and husband, Mrs. Bradshaw and Carol, Mr. W. Wilkinson, Mr. and Mrs. T. Cooper. Floral tributes were from the family, and donations in lieu of flowers, received from friends and neighbours, are to be given to Rawmarsh and District Welfare Committee. Funeral arrangements were by C. T. Butterfield and Sons, Wood Street, Swinton (phone 2158), and Adwick Road, Mexborough (phone 3168).
WALKER – Mrs. A. Walker and family wish to thank Dr. Bhatia, Mrs. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Rodway, Police Constable R. Lee, friends and neighbours for kindness shown in their recent sad bereavement. Thanks also to Father Harris for the service and to Messrs. C. T. Butterfield and Sons for their sympathetic and efficient funeral arrangements.
Kathleen Westwood Early, born in 1914 in Rotherham, is my second cousin, twice removed and daughter of Ernest Albert Early and Catherine Westwood.
Below is a newspaper article published shortly after Kathleen’s marriage to John Kenneth Empson. It is of interest to note that Kathleen was employed by George Jarvis, who is related to me via my maternal ancestry (but is not related to Kathleen).
THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13th, 1937.
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS MARRIED.
CEREMONY IN ROTHERHAM CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.
The marriage took place in the Doncaster Road Congregational Church, Rotherham, on Saturday, of Miss Kathleen Westwood Early, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Early, of “The Kloof,” Broom Crescent, Rotherham, to Mr. John Kenneth Empson, only son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Empson, of Lord Street, Rotherham.
Both bride and bridegroom were teachers at the Doncaster Road Sunday School.
The service, which was conducted by the Rev. Victor E. Watson (minister), was choral, the hymns, “O, Perfect Love” and “O, Love Devine” being sung. Mr. Colin Sanderson was the organist.
The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a gown a peacock blue crepe marocain, a brown and beige silk velvet hat and gloves to tone. Her bouquet was of bronze chrysanthemums.
The bridesmaid was Miss Connie Burgess, who wore a dress of floral silk georgette, a blue velour hat and mittens to tone. She carried a bouquet of pink chrysanthemums.
The best man was Mr. Norman Chaddock and the groomsman was Mr. Laurence Simpson.
A reception was held by the bride’s mother at her home.
The wedding gifts included a cheque from Mr. Jarvis, by whom the bride was employed, and a loom bedroom chair, cushion and bedspread from Mr. Jarvis’ staff.
The future home of Mr. and Mrs. Empson will be at Tibshelf, Derbyshire, where the bridegroom has recently secured an appointment.
EMPSON – EARLY. – On Saturday, November 6th, 1937, at the Doncaster Road Congregational Church, by the Rev. V. E. Watson, Kathleen Westwood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Early, of “The Kloof,” Broom Crescent, Rotherham, to John Kenneth, only son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Empson, of Lord Street, Rotherham.
John William Walker, born in 1866 in Gawber, Barnsley, is my first cousin, four times removed and son of Richard Walker and Sarah Ann Mellars.
In 1895, in Swinton, South Yorkshire, John married Annie Eliza Gregg.
John and Annie issued one child, called, George Arthur Walker.
Below are obituaries for John and Annie.
SOUTH YORKSHIRE TIMES AND EXPRESS, MARCH 29, 1941
WALKER. – The funeral took place on Monday at Swinton of Mr. John William Walker (74), of 17, Bramald Road, Swinton. The Rev. E. F. Bungay officiated. Mourners were Mrs. J. W. Walker (widow), Mr. G. Walker, Miss D. Walker, Mr. Blackbourn, Mr. and Miss Gregg, Mrs. Outram, Mrs. Collins, Mr. Hutton, Miss Hague and friends. The funeral arrangements were carried out by C. T. Butterfield and Sons. Tel. 2158.
SOUTH YORKSHIRE TIMES: SATURDAY, JANUARY 13th, 1973
DIED AGED 99
Mrs. Annie Eliza Walker, believed to be Swinton’s oldest resident, died in hospital on December 31st at the age of 99.
Her son, 77-years-old Mr. George Arthur Walker, of 14, Griffin Road, died on November 14th of last year. Mrs. Walker lived formerly in Brameld Road.
The funeral took place from 14, Griffin Road. A service was held at Swinton Parish Church, Fr. L. E. Harris officiating.
Mourners were: Mrs. Agnes Walker (daughter-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. F. Bradshaw, Mr. and Mrs. A. Ryan, Mr. and Mrs. Gillespie, Mr. and Mrs. B. Walker, Mary Bradshaw. Floral tributes were from the above relatives and friends. Funeral arrangements were by C. T. Butterfield and Sons, Wood Street, Swinton. ‘Phone 2158 and Adwick Road, Mexborough. ‘Phone 3168.
WALKER – Mrs. A. Walker and family wish to thank doctors, nurses and staff, Wathwood Hospital for their kind care and attention to Mrs. Walker; also family and friends for floral tributes and Messrs. Butterfield for arrangements. – 14, Griffin Road, Swinton.
Francis Burton, born in 1906 in Rotherham, is my second cousin, twice removed and son of Francis Burton and Sarah Ann Hudson Sturman.
Below is a newspaper article pertaining to Francis’s marriage to Marjorie Brothwell.
THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 1933.
A MASBRO’ WEDDING.
BURTON – BROTHWELL.
The marriage took place in St. Paul’s Church, Masbro’, on Saturday, of Miss Marjorie Brothwell, only daughter of Mr. J. H. Brothwell, of Masbro’, Rotherham, to Mr. Francis Burton; eldest son of Mr. Francis Burton, of Wellgate, Rotherham. The ceremony, which was choral, was conducted by the Rev. A. Puddicombe (Vicar).
The bride, who was given away by her father, wore an ankle-length gown of ivory satin and lace cat on Medieval lines. Her veil (lent by Mrs. F. Marsland) was fastened to her hair with a coronet of orange blossom, and was embroidered with lovers’ knots in each corner. She carried a bouquet of pale pink roses and lilies of the valley.
Miss Edith Burton (sister of the bridegroom) and Miss Barbara Simmons, the bridesmaids, had ankle-length dresses of floral georgette, and wore white picture hats. Their bouquets were of multi-coloured sweet peas and fern. The dame of honour was Mrs. W. G. Drew. The best man was Mr. Leonard Burton (brother of the bridegroom), and the groomsmen were Mr. Leslie Brothwell (brother of the bride) and Mr. Leonard Jervis (cousin of the bridegroom).
A reception was held by the bride’s parents in the Cross keys Hotel, Moorgate. The bride’s mother wore a dress of brown georgette and lace, and the bridegroom’s mother chose a gown of black crepe-de-chine. The former had a spray of pink sweet peas and the latter carried pink carnations.
The honeymoon is being spent at Scarbro’, whence the bride travelled in a fawn coat over a lemon and brown frock with fawn hat and skin shoes.
To the bride the bridegroom gave a dressing gown and hand bag, while to the bridesmaids he gave crystal necklaces. The bride’s gift to the bridegroom was a dressing gown. The wedding gifts included a library cabinet from the staff of Messrs. Darwins, Ltd., where the bride has been employed for the past eight years.
Jean Hughes, born in 1929 in Kimberworth, Rotherham, is my fifth cousin and granddaughter of Sam Holmes and Ada Burton.
Below is a newspaper article published shortly after Jean’s marriage to Alan Frost.
THE ADVERTISER, SAT., SEPT. 13th, 1952
FROST – HUGHES. – At Masbro’ Independent Chapel, September 6th, 1952, by the Rev. W. Silver, B.A., B.D., Jean, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Hughes, 323, Kimberworth Road, to Alan, youngest son of Mrs. A. Frost, of 7, Woodhouse Road, Sheffield, and the late Mr. F. Frost.
THE ADVERTISER, SAT., SEPT. 20th, 1952
FROST – HUGHES
Formerly night staff nurse at the Rotherham Hospital, Doncaster Gate, Miss Jean Hughes, S.R.N., only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Hughes, “Sunfield,” Kimberworth Road, Rotherham, was married to Mr. Alan Frost, 7, Woodhouse Road, Sheffield, at the Masbro’ Independent Chapel.
The Rev. W. Silver officiated, assisted by the Rev. C. H. Grant.
The bride, given away by her father, wore a gown of white velvet and a full-length veil of net edged with Nottingham lace held in place by a crown of pearls and diamantes, and carried a bouquet of red roses and fern.
The attendants were Mrs. Jean Fisher, S.R.N., a friend of the bride, and Miss Ann Frost (niece of the bridegroom), who wore deep red velvet dresses with white lace Dutch bonnets and mittens, and carried bouquets of white carnations, and there was a small bridesmaid Jean Fairest (cousin of the bride) who was dressed in blue velvet and had a white lace Dutch bonnet, and carried a bouquet of red roses, white carnation and blue cornflowers.
The best man was Mr. Bernard Frost (brother of the bridegroom and the groomsmen were Mr. Eric Somerton and Sergts. G. Bates and J. Blackburn, of The Boys’ Brigade.