Mary Elizabeth Leak is the wife of my great granduncle, Albert Rowbottom.
After Albert’s death, Mary continued with the family’s grocery business at 22 Netherfield Lane, Parkgate, Rotherham.
THE ADVERTISER, SAT., MAR. 4th, 1950
DEATH OF MRS. M. E. ROWBOTTOM. – The interment took place in the Haugh Road Cemetery on Monday, the Rev. A. Cockayne officiating, of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Rowbottom, 5, East Avenue, Rawmarsh, who died at home on Thursday week, aged 73. Mrs. Rowbottom, who had been ill for the past two years, was a native of the district, and was the widow of Mr. Albert Rowbottom, who died in 1917. She was in business as a general dealer in Netherfield Lane, Parkgate for over 30 years until her retirement 15 years ago. She leaves two daughters. The mourners included Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Lockwood and Mr. and Mrs. A. Wardle (sons-in-law and daughters); Mr. and Mrs. W. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Tummey, Miss W. Scholes, Mrs. G. White and Mrs. P. Sennett (nephews and nieces); Mr. and Mrs. T. Hughes (brother-in-law and sister-in-law); Miss L. Rowbottom (sister-in-law); Mrs. A. Barratt and Mrs. L. Durrans (cousins); Mrs. A. Wardle, Mrs. L. Green, Mrs. E. Chantrey and Mrs. T. M. Mablethorpe.