David Rowbottom, born in 1875 in Parkgate, Rotherham, is my great grand uncle and son of Albert Rowbottom and Charlotte Yates.
In 1899, David married Ada Emily Harrison in Saint Mary’s Church, Rawmarsh. Together, they issued seven children, called, David Edward, Elsie, Alice, James, Emily Ada, Arthur and Ida. Sadly, all four girls did not survive infancy, succumbing, I believe, to the same illness that eventually killed David, which was Pulmonary Tuberculosis.
For many years, David and his family lived at 105 South Street, having previously lived on Pottery Street, Netherfield Lane and Albert Road, all in the Parkgate and Rawmarsh area.
Below are three newspaper articles pertaining to David, Ada and one of their children, Ida, who died in infancy.
THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, JULY 19, 1924.
ROWBOTTOM. – In loving memory of our dear little daughter, Ida, who died July 24, 1921, aged 4 years.
Gone to be a sunbeam for Jesus.
To shine for him each day,
To sing in Heaven that beautiful hymn
She sang for us when called away.
– From Mother, Dad, Grandma and her three Brothers, David, James and Arthur.
THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26th, 1935
ROWBOTTOM. – On October 19th, 1935, at 105, South Street, Rawmarsh. David, the dearly loved husband of Ada Emily Rowbottom, aged 60 years.
Peace, perfect peace.
Mrs. Rowbottom and family wish to thank everyone for their kindness and their doctors for their kind attention through a long illness.
THE ADVERTISER, SAT., DEC. 12th, 1959
MRS. A. E. ROWBOTTOM
Mrs. Ada Emily Rowbottom, formerly of Rawmarsh, died at “Rotherstoke,” Moorgate, last Saturday. She was 81.
Mrs. Rowbottom was born at Parkgate, and went to live at South Street, Rawmarsh, about 40 years ago. She became a resident at “Rotherstoke” nine years ago, after living for a few years at Tennyson Road, Rotherham. She was at one time a member of the St. Cuthbert’s Church, Rotherham. Her husband, the late Mr. David Rowbottom, was employed at the Warren House Colliery for 35 years. She leaves three sons.
The interment took place on Tuesday at the Haugh Road Cemetery, Rawmarsh.
The mourners were: Mr. D. E. Rowbottom, Mr. J. Rowbottom, Mr. A. Rowbottom (sons), Mrs. T. Rands, “Annice” (grand-daughters), Mr. and Mrs. J. Harrison (brother and sister-in-law), and representatives of “Rotherstoke” and “Ackroyd House”.
ROWBOTTOM. – On December 5th at Rotherstoke, Ada Emily, aged 81 years, dear mother of David, Jim and Arthur, also mother-in-law, grandma and great-grandma.
The family of the late Mrs. Rowbottom thank all staff, past and present, of Rotherstoke and Dr. O’Connell for their great kindness.