Harry Leonard Mollekin, born in 1896 in Hull, is my first cousin, twice removed and son of Herbert Mollekin.
In 1920, in Rotherham, Harry married Elsie Hunt. Together, Harry and Elsie issued two children. Two of their great grandsons, James and Thomas Mollekin, are currently Britain’s tallest twins.
My father began working at the Parkgate Iron & Steel Company (near Rotherham) in 1956, as a Production Clerk, and he remembered seeing Harry working there.
It is also of interest to note that Harry appears in the records of Barnsley Football Club as a player in 1920 and 1921.
THE ADVERTISER, FRI., FEB. 27th, 1976
Death of Mr. H. L. Mollekin
Mr. Harold Leonard Mollekin, of 18, Tooker Road, Rotherham, died last Sunday in Moorgate General Hospital. He was 79.
Mr. Mollekin, who was born in Hull, worked as a foreman bricklayer at the Park Gate Iron and Steel Company (now the British Steel Corporation) for 26 years until his retirement in 1962.
He served as a sergeant in the Royal Army Veterinary Corps. during World War One, and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 1919.
Mr. Mollekin leaves two sons and four grandchildren.
Cremation took place at Rotherham yesterday (Thursday).
The mourners included Mr. Ronald Mollekin, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Mollekin (sons and daughters-in-law) and Mr. C. Lunn (friend).
MOLLEKIN. – Harry Leonard, aged 79, of 18, Tooker Road, Rotherham, husband of the late Elsie Mollekin, father of Ron and Roy, died in Moorgate General Hospital, on Sunday, February 22nd.