Woman’s Fatal Burns

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St Anns Road

Susannah Childs, born circa 1875 in Brooksby, Leicestershire, married my third cousin, twice removed, Charles Emmanuel Easthope, in 1908 in Rotherham.

Below are a number of newspaper articles published shortly after her tragic death.

THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14th, 1935.

WOMAN’S FATAL BURNS.

SON COMMENDED AT ROTHERHAM INQUEST.

A verdict of “Accidental Death” was recorded by the Rotherham Borough Coroner (Mr. W. J. Bradford, J.P.) at an inquest held in the Rotherham Hospital on Tuesday into the circumstances of the death of Susannah Easthope (60), married woman, of 231, St. Ann’s Road, Rotherham, who sustained fatal burns at her home on Saturday morning.

Dr. W. A. Heggie, house surgeon at the Rotherham Hospital, said deceased was admitted on Saturday morning. She was suffering from extensive burns which involved the upper part of the chest, the face, both arms, the whole of the back and the back of the legs. She died next day, the cause of death being shock following the burns. More than half of the body area was burned and when more than one-third of the body area was burned it was usually fatal.

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Rotherham Hospital

Charles Robert Easthope, son of the deceased, said he was in bed when he heard his mother shouting from downstairs. He came down at once and met his mother at the bottom of the stairs. She was in flames and was hardly visible. Witness obtained a coat which was hanging behind a door and wrapped it around her, smothering the flames. Deceased afterwards told him that she was reaching to the mantlepiece when her apron caught fire.

The Coroner complimented the son, saying that he appeared to have done everything he could.

EASTHOPE. – On Sunday, December 8th, 1935, at the Rotherham Hospital, Susannah, the dearly loved wife of Charles E. Easthope, aged 60 years.

Mr. Easthope and family wish to thank Doctor in attendance; also Doctor, Matron, Sisters, and Nurses of the Rotherham Hospital for kindness shown to Mrs. Easthope; also neighbours and friends for kind expressions of sympathy and floral tributes.

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Masbrough Cemetery

THE LATE MRS. S. EASTHOPE.

FUNERAL OF BURNING FATALITY VICTIM.

The funeral of Mrs. Susannah Easthope, of 231, St. Ann’s Road, Rotherham, who died in Rotherham Hospital on Sunday, following burns sustained at her home (a report of the inquest will be found on page 4) took place in the Masbro’ Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon, the service being conducted by the Rev. J. M. Neilson. The principal mourners were Mr. Charles E. Easthope (widow), Messrs. Charles R., George, and Edward Easthope (sons), Mr. and Mrs. J. Clay (son-in-law and daughters), Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Childs, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Childs, Mr. Harry Childs and “Ivy,” Mrs. Thomas Taylor, Miss Zeita Childs, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Easthope, Mr. S. Childs, Mrs. Haywood, Mrs. Asman, Mr. and Mrs. Glossop, and Mr. Charles Glossop, Mrs. Emanuel Easthope, and Mr. Tummings.

Floral tributes were sent by the following:- Widower and family,” “Kitty, Jim and Joyce and her little grandson Gordon,” “Mr. R. Childs, Zeeta, Tom, Cissie and Norman,” “Mr. and Mrs. Glossop and Son,” “William and Eliza Childs,” “Tom and Lottie Childs,” “Harry and Ivy Childs,” “Ida, Ted, Sid, Iris, Frank and Teddy Easthope,” Mr. John Angell, Mr. and Mrs. George Pickering, “Tom, Lucy and Lillian Asman,” Mr. and Mrs. Tyrell, Mr. and Mrs. Bateman, Mr. and Mrs. B. Nixon, “Mrs. Clay and little Teddy,” Mr. and Mrs. Wilson and two wreaths from “Neighbours and friends.”

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Edwin Easthope

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Edwin Easthope

Edwin Easthope, born in 1920 in Rotherham, is my fourth cousin, once removed and son of Edwin Theophilus Easthope and Ida Elizabeth Childs.

THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, AUGUST 7th, 1943.

KILLED IN CANADA.

Information has been received by Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Easthope, of 86, Clough Street, Rotherham, that their youngest son, Leading Aircraftsman Edwin Easthope (R.A.F.V.R.), has been killed while serving in Canada. He joined the Forces in July, 1942, and was drafted to Canada in February, 1943. He was educated at the Thornhill Council and Kimberworth Central Schools, later being employed by Beatson, Clark and Co., Ltd. He was a member of the Masbro’ Independent Chapel and the Boys Brigade. He was also a keen cyclist and motor cyclist.

George Easthope

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George Easthope

George Easthope, born in 1917 in Rotherham, is my fourth cousin, once removed and son of Charles Emmanuel Easthope and Susannah Childs.

Edward Easthope, mentioned in the article below, survived the Second World War and died, in Rotherham in 1979, aged 58.

THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, MAY 1st, 1943.

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ST. ANN’S ROAD MAN DIES OF WOUNDS.

News has been received that Private George Easthope (York and Lancaster Regiment), aged 25, son of Mr. C. Easthope, of 231, St. Ann’s Road, Rotherham, and the late Mrs. Easthope, has died of gunshot wounds in North Africa.

Educated at the South Grove Central School, Private Easthope was employed at the New Stubbin Colliery before joining the Forces over three years ago. He served in France, taking part in the evacuation of Dunkirk. He was a keen sportsman and was also keenly interested in music. His brother, Private E. Easthope, is serving in the Middle East.

Charles Emmanuel Easthope

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Charles Emmanuel Easthope, born in 1872 in Tipton, Staffordshire, is my third cousin, twice removed and son of Emmanuel Easthope and Emily Webster Burton.

In 1908, in Rotherham, Charles married Susannah Childs and together, they issued four children, who were called, Charles Robert (1908 to 1983), Kathleen (1911 to 1982), George (1917 to 1943) and Edward (1920 to 1979).

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THE ADVERTISER, SAT., AUG. 12th, 1950

EASTHOPE. – On August 4th, at Rotherham Hospital, Charles Emanuel, beloved husband of the late Susannah, aged 77 years.

Reunited.

The family thank doctor and staff of the hospital who attended him and all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind sympathy and floral tributes during their sad bereavement.

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Masbrough Cemetery

MR. C. E. EASTHOPE

The interment took place on Wednesday in the Masbro’ Cemetery of Mr. Charles E. Easthope, 231, St. Ann’s Road, Rotherham, who died at the Rotherham Hospital yesterday week, aged 77.

A native of Tipton, Staffs., Mr. Easthope retired in 1942 after being employed for 43 years at the Park Gate Works. He was a veteran of the South African War, and served in The York and Lancaster Regiment. Mrs. Easthope died in 1935. He leaves a daughter and two sons. Another son died of wounds in North Africa.