Winifred Pinder

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Winifred Pinder

Winifred Pinder, born in 1882 in Rotherham, is my second great aunt and daughter of Francis Pinder and Hannah Berry.

In 1908, Winifred married William Charles and together they issued five children.

Below is Winifred’s obituary published shortly after her death.

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Wyvenhoe

THE ADVERTISER, SAT., FEBRUARY 4th, 1956

CHARLES. – At her home, “Wyvenhoe,” Moorgate Road, on Saturday, January 28th, 1956, peacefully, after a long illness bravely borne, Winifred (formerly Pinder), dearly loved wife of William. Interred at Kimberworth Churchyard, on January 31st.

MRS. W. CHARLES

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Saint Stephen’s Church

The death occurred last Saturday at her home, “Wyvenhoe,” Moorgate Road, Rotherham, after a long illness, of Mrs. Winifred Charles, aged 74, wife of Mr. William Charles, a company director.

A native of Rotherham, she leaves, besides the widower, two sons and three daughters.

The interment took place on Tuesday in the Kimberworth Churchyard, a service at St. Stephen’s Church, Eastwood, being conducted by the Rev. R. C. H. Saunders.

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William & Winifred’s headstone

The mourners were Mr. William Charles, Mr. and Mrs. R. F. L. Charles, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Charles, Mrs. M. W. Whate (representing Mr. C. Whate), Misses B. and N. K. Charles, Mrs. E. Hunter, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Hunter, Mr. and Mrs. E. Early, Mr. F. Jarvis, Mrs. E. Green (representing Mr. L. Green), Mrs. C. H. E. Reading, Miss A. Charles, Mrs. M. W. Brown (representing Mr. G. Brown), Mrs. K. Bean, Mrs. E. Reading, Mrs. L. Charles (representing Mr. G. A. Charles and family), Mrs. M. Charles (representing Mr. H. W. Charles), Miss E. Charles, Mrs. W. Ball (representing Mr. D. G. Ball), Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Allott, Mr. D. Russell (representing G. R. Jones and Co., Ltd.), Mr. N. B. Winser and Mr. T. Holyoake (representing Rotherham Steel Strip Company), Mr. H. C. Renshaw, and Mr. C. Bryton (representing the Midland Bank). Also present from Rotherham Steel Strip were Messrs. W. Weldon, G. Burkinshaw, L. Riley, G. Scott, L. Beevers and H. Duce.

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William Charles

William Charles

William Charles

William Charles, born in 1880 in Masbrough, Rotherham, married my second great aunt, Winifred Pinder, in 1908.

William built their family home that he called ‘Wyvenhoe’ on Moorgate Road, Rotherham and I also heard that he built a row of houses in the Bradgate area of Rotherham.

Below is a newspaper article(s) regarding William’s death (special thanks to Ros Templeman for the photo of William).

THE ADVERTISER, FRI., MAR. 20TH, 1970

100104 - Moorgate Road (Wyvenhoe), Rotherham (3)

Wyvenhoe

CHARLES. – William, in his 90th year, husband of the late Winifred; peacefully at his home, 191, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, March 18th. Service, Talbot Lane Methodist Church on Monday, March 23rd, at 3 p.m., followed by interment at Kimberworth Parish Churchyard.

DEATH OF MR. W. CHARLES

Mr. William Charles, one of the founders of the Rother Boiler Co., Ltd., and the Rotherham Steel Strip Co., Ltd., died at his home at 191, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, on Wednesday. He was 89.

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Rother Boiler Company

Born and educated at Masbro’ Mr. Charles, after leaving school, joined his father’s building firm of William Charles and Sons.

In 1917, Mr. Charles and his elder brother, Alfred founded the Rotherham Steel Strip Co., with other partners, and then the Rother Boiler Co.

At the time of his death, Mr. Charles was still a director of the two firms, and one of his sons, Mr. R. F. L. Charles, is still connected with Rotherham Steel Strip Co. Ltd.

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William & Winifred’s headstone

Up to the time of his death Mr. Charles was an active member of Talbot Lane Methodist Church. He was also a keen gardener.

Mr. Charles leaves two sons, three daughters, and two grandchildren. Interment will take place at Kimberworth Parish Churchyard next Monday, following a service conducted by the Rev. Douglas Griffiths, M.B.E., at Talbot Lane Methodist Church.