In 1953, in Kimberworth, Rotherham, my second cousin, once removed, Margaret Clare Hutchinson, married George Stanley Birch.
Below are George’s obituaries.
THE ADVERTISER, SAT., MARCH 26th, 1966
BIRCH. – George Stanley, aged 36 years, of 15, Longlands Drive, Thrybergh, suddenly on March 22nd, dearly loved husband of Clare and father of Linda, Ruth and David.
THE ADVERTISER, SAT., APRIL 2nd, 1966
BIRCH. – Mrs. A. L. Birch and Mrs. M. C. Birch express most sincere thanks to the Rev. N. Sloan, Canon G. K. Dixon, relatives, friends and neighbours, also workmates at Park Gate Iron and Steel Co., for kindness and messages of sympathy received in their sad bereavement.
MR. G. S. BIRCH
The death occurred suddenly at the Park Gate Iron and Steel Company on March 22nd, of Mr. George Stanley Birch, aged 36, of 15, Longlands Drive, Thrybergh.
Mr. Birch was born at Dalton and had lived all his life in the Dalton and Thrybergh area. He was employed in the power services department at the Park Gate Iron and Steel Co., and had previously been employed as a signalman with British Railways. He also served on the Hospital Services Committee and the Production Committee at the works.
He was an active member of the Dalton Methodist Church, being the organist there. Mr. Birch was also a keen amateur photographer.
The funeral service took place at the Dalton Methodist Church last Saturday conducted by the Rev. N. Sloan, with a reading given by Canon G. K. Dixon. The organist was Mr. W. Slater.
The mourners were Mrs. M. C. Birch (widow), Miss L. Birch (daughter), Mrs. A. L. Birch (mother), Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hutchinson (father-in-law and mother-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. W. Birch (brother and sister-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Hartley (brother-in-law and sister), Mr. L. Hutchinson (brother-in-law), Mrs. D. Cousins, Mr. and Mrs. G. Barnes, Mr. G. Bentham (uncles and aunts), Mr. F. Bambridge, Mr. D. Milton, Mr. T. Doyle, Mr. J. Goodlad, Mr. and Mrs. W. Walls, Mr. R. Price, Mr. K. Slack, Mr. P. Slack, Mr. J. Tuke, Miss E. M. Hardesty, Mrs. E. Plant, Mrs. A. R. Tinker, Miss W. Dolan, Mrs. C. Beardsmore, Mrs. Hinchcliffe, Mr. and Mrs. L. Hartley, Mr. G. Taylor (also representing Mrs. Taylor), Mr. and Mrs. T. Green, Mrs. Wilbourne (also representing Mr. and Mrs. Maxfield), Mrs. G. West, Mrs. Buxton, Miss R. Buxton, Mrs. J. Hynes, Mrs. Haith, Mrs. Doughty, Mrs. G. K. Dixon, Mrs. N. Sloan, Mrs. Lindsay, Mrs. L. Nightingale, Mrs. J. Brack, Mrs. Grundy, Mrs. Ramsden, Mrs. Mountford, Mrs. Etchells (friends), Mr. H. E. Elliott, Mr. K. Hyner (representing the Park Gate Iron and Steel Co.).