On Christmas Day, 1910, my second cousin, thrice removed who was called Ada Surtees, married John James Wright in All Saints’ Church, Rotherham. Ada is the aunt of Irene Surtees who died in tragic circumstances in 1942. Together, Ada and John issued eight children. Below are the obituaries of two of those children.
FRIDAY, MAY 24th, 1974
Brother and sister die three days apart
Mr. William Joseph Wright, died at his home, 13, Rother View Road, Rotherham, aged 54, just three days after the death of his sister, Mrs. Irene Millard, aged 53, of 8, Remount Way, Kimberworth Park.
Born in Rotherham, Mr. Wright worked at Steel, Peech and Tozer for a number of years, but later moved to Silverwood Colliery where he was employed nearly 30 years.
He was a life member of the Rotherham Trades Club and numbered fishing among his hobbies.
Cremation took place at Rotherham after a service at the crematorium.
Mrs. Millard was born at Rotherham, and she worked in Rotherham and in recent years was involved in hospital work.
She leaves a widower, five daughters, a son and several grandchildren. Cremation took place yesterday week at Rotherham following a service at the crematorium.
MILLARD. – Irene, of 8, Remount Way, Kimberworth Park, died May 12th; dear wife of John and loving mother and grandma.
MILLARD. – Mr. J. Millard and family thank relatives, friends and neighbours for the sympathy and floral tributes during their sad loss; also thanks to Rothwel Grange for kindness and floral tributes.
WRIGHT. – William Joseph, aged 54 years, and Irene Millard, sister to the above, aged 53 years.
Their families thank relatives and friends for sympathy during their sad loss.
WRIGHT. William Joseph, aged 54 years, suddenly, May 15th, at home, 13, Rother View Road, Canklow, Rotherham.