Irene M. Surtees is my third cousin, twice removed. Below is a newspaper article(s) published shortly after her death.
THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH, 1942
HERRINGTHORPE GIRL KILLED IN WORKS ACCIDENT.
A verdict of “Accidental death” was recorded at a Sheffield inquest on Monday on Irene Surtees (16), of 21, Beaumont Drive, Herringthorpe Estate, Rotherham, an employee of Wm. Cooke and Sons, Ltd., Tinsley, Sheffield. Evidence showed that the girl suffered a severe fracture of the top of the right arm, and fracture of the chest, and several ribs, when a steel bar flew from a wire-stranding machine she was operating.
The funeral took place in the Rotherham Moorgate Cemetery on Wednesday, the Rev. H. J. Spalding (priest-in-charge of St. Cuthbert’s Church, Herringthorpe) officiating. Among the mourners were the following representatives of Messrs. William Cooke and Sons:- Mr. C. R. Turton (secretary), Mr. C. Elmhirst (works manager) and Mrs. Neil (supervisor).
SURTEES. – On February 5th, 1942, Irene, aged 16 years, dearly loved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Surtees and sister of Lily and Mary, of 21 Beaumont Drive, Herringthorpe, accidentally killed at work.
You left behind some aching hearts.
Mr. And Mrs. Surtees and family wish to thank relatives, neighbours and friends for kind expressions of sympathy and floral tributes in their sad and sudden bereavement.