William Thomas Bowler Crossland

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William T. B. Crossland

William Thomas Bowler Crossland is my first cousin, thrice removed and son of William Bowler Crossland and Elizabeth Burton.

In 1879, in Rotherham, William married Annie Twibell and, together, they issued five children, four of which had died by 1905. Annie passed away in 1905 and on Christmas Day, 1907, in All Saints’ Church, Rotherham, William married Sarah Ann Seddon.

THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 1914.

FUNERAL OF NATIONAL RESERVIST AT ROTHERHAM.

The funeral of the late Mr. W. T. B. Crossland took place on Sunday, at the Moorgate Cemetery, Rotherham, in the presence of a large number of friends and relatives. The mourners included Mrs. Crossland (widow), Miss Ada Crossland (daughter), Mr. Fred Seddon (stepson), Mr. and Mrs. George Crossland (Sheffield), Mr. and Mrs. F. Jarvis (brothers and sisters in law), Messrs. F. and G. Jarvis (nephews), Mrs. Barron, Mrs. Edwards and Miss E. Jarvis (nieces), Mrs. Whittaker and Mrs. Jolliffe (cousins), Mrs. Douglas and Mrs. Dale (sisters-in-law), Mr. Albert Dale (nephew), Mr. and Mrs. John Simpson, Mr. and Mrs. J. Cundey (Doncaster), Mr. and Mrs. H. Everett, Mr. E. Everett, Mr. F. Wigglesworth, Mrs. Fellows, and Mrs. Wildsmith. The bearers (Messrs. T. Froggatt, R. Wilson, T. Smith, W. Hague, P. Bisby, and W. Dixon), were employees at Messrs. W. Heaton and Co., Brass Works, Masbro’, by whom the deceased had been employed for many years. The staff of the Rotherham Theatre Royal also attended to pay a last tribute of respect to a colleague. Mr. Crossland having completed forty years’ service on the stage staff of the Theatre.

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Moorgate Cemetery

There was a large muster of National Reserves, under the command of Colours-sergeant Frith; a firing party and buglers performed the last military rites of firing three volleys and playing the “Last Post.”

There was a large number of beautiful floral emblems placed on the coffin, which was covered with the Union Jack. Amongst those sending wreaths were the widow and children, Mr. and Mrs. F. Jarvis, Mr. F. Jarvis, Mr. G. Jarvis, Mr. and Mrs. G. Crossland, Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Montgomery, the staff of the Theatre Royal, Mrs. Joliffe, and Mr. Whittaker. Mr. W. Atkinson, a personal friend, officiated in the chapel and at the graveside.

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Jennie Jarvis

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Unionist Club

Jennie Jarvis, born in 1882 in Rotherham, is my second cousin, twice removed and daughter of Eliza Jane Bowler Crossland and Frank Jarvis.

In 1901, Jennie married Frank Souter Wilson. On the 1901 Census, prior to their marriage, Frank was lodging with Jennie’s grandmother, Elizabeth Crossland (nee Burton). However, on the 1911 Census, there is no trace of Frank Wilson but Jennie is a ‘House Keeper’ in the home of Edwin Barron. In 1926, Jennie and Edwin married in Rotherham.

Jennie issued children with both Frank and Edwin, who were called, Marjory Wilson, Edna Wilson, Edwin Barron and Peter Baron.

I suspect that Frank Wilson deserted Jennie which would explain why many years passed before Jennie was able to marry Edwin.

Below are a number of newspaper articles pertaining to Jennie’s death.

THE ADVERTISER, JANUARY 29th, 1949

MRS. E. BARRON

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Jennie’s grave

The death occurred on Thursday at her home, 72, Wickersley Road, Rotherham, of Mrs. Jenny Barron, aged 67, wife of Mr. Edwin Barron, managing director of Messrs. Edwin Barron and Sons, Ltd., iron and steel merchants, Don Street, Rotherham.

For many years Mrs. Barron worked actively for the Rotherham Town Cricket Club for whom she organised whist drives to raise funds, and she also assisted with refreshments. She was on the Ladies’ Committee of the Club, and was also a member of the Ladies’ Section of the Rotherham Conservative and Unionist Association. For a number of years she was a street group secretary for National Savings. She leaves a widower, two sons and a daughter.

The interment will be on Monday at 2 p.m. in the Moorgate Cemetery.

BARRON. – On January 27th at 72, Wickersley Road, Jenney, aged 67, the beloved wife of Edwin Barron.

THE ADVERTISER, SAT., FEB. 5th, 1949

Mr. E. Barron and family express their gratitude to neighbours and friends, doctor and Nurse Brown for the great kindness and sympathy extended to them in their recent sad bereavement also for floral tributes.

Elizabeth Burton & William Bowler Crossland

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All Saints’ Church

Elizabeth Burton, born circa 1840 in Wombwell, is my second great aunt and daughter of Thomas Burton and Ann Pickersgill.

In 1858, Elizabeth married William Bowler Crossland in All Saints’ Church, Rotherham. For a number of years, Elizabeth and William lived in Greasbrough before moving to live in central Rotherham.

Elizabeth was a shopkeeper, selling secondhand clothes, on Drummond Street, in Rotherham, roughly where the TESCO petrol station stands today.

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Drummond Street

To my knowledge, Elizabeth and William issued four children, two of them being William Thomas Bowler Crossland and Eliza Jane Bowler Crossland. Below are four newspaper articles pertaining to Elizabeth and William.

THE ROTHERHAM ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, MAY 4, 1895

ROTHERHAM FIREMEN’S LONG SERVICE MEDALS.

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Effingham Arms

On Tuesday evening, Sergeant William Bowler Crossland, who, we regret to record, died yesterday morning, and Sergeant Potter, members of the Rotherham Corporation Fire Brigade, were presented with long service medals. A social gathering took place at the Effingham Arms, and the presentation was made by Capt. Taylor of Doncaster, a member of the Council of the Fire Brigade Association, who had been deputed to discharge the duty by Sir Charles Firth, president of the association. In the absence of Superintendent Turner, who has recently suffered from indisposition, and is now recruiting at Southport, Deputy-Superintendent Williams occupied the chair. Sergeant Crossland was unable to be present at the ceremonial, he being at the time confined to his bed. He had been twenty-five years connected with the local fire brigade service, and for twenty-six years had been engaged in the water-works department of the old Rotherham and Kimberworth Local Board of Health, and afterwards the Corporation. He was highly respected, and his decease will be regretted by many friends. He was 59 years of age.

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Rotherham Fire Station

CROSSLAND. – May 3rd, at Drummond street, Mr. William Bowler Crossland, aged 57 years.

THE ROTHERHAM ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, MAY 11, 1895

FUNERAL OF A ROTHERHAM FIREMAN.

The funeral of Sergeant William Bowler Crossland took place on Sunday, at the Rotherham Cemetery, the Rev. W. A. Holiday being the officiating clergyman. The mourners were Mrs. Crossland, Mr. and Mrs. W. Crossland, Mr. and Mrs. F. Jarvis, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Crossland, Mr. and Mrs. G. Crossland, Mrs. Morton, Mr. and Mrs. T. Burton, Miss K. Crossland, Miss F. Crossland, Miss J. Crossland, and the grandchildren, Master F. Jarvis, Miss J. Jarvis, and Miss L. Jarvis. Deceased had been connected with the waterworks department of the Corporation for a large number of years. He was a member of the old Local Board of Health Fire Brigade, and upon the formation of the Corporation Fire Brigade he transferred his services to it, his total service extending over a period of 28 years. He had also been connected with the working staff of the Rotherham Theatre Royal for about 24 years.

The deceased was 57 years of age. He was followed to the grave by the members of the brigade and the working staff of the Theatre. The ex-superintendent, Major Hirst, was present and Deputy-superintendent Williams was in command. Superintendent Turner was unable to be present in consequence of ill-health. Deceased had been a member of the Effingham Lodge of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, and about thirty members of the lodge joined in the procession.

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Elizabeth & William’s grave

The coffin was borne on the fire engine, which was partially covered by a Union Jack. Wreaths had been forwarded by the members of the Fire Brigade, Mr. Manning, manager of the Theatre Royal, Mrs. Crossland, Mr. and Mrs. Jarvis, Mr. and Mrs. G. Crossland, the Misses Crossland, Messrs. B. and W. Green, and the working staff of the Theatre Royal. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. T. W. Outram.

THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1905.

CROSSLAND. – October 7th, at 11 court, Drummond street, Rotherham, Elizabeth Crossland, aged 65 years.

Frank Jarvis

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Frank

Frank Jarvis, born in 1857 in Rotherham, married my first cousin, thrice removed, Eliza Jane Bowler Crossland, in 1880 in Rotherham. A couple of newspaper articles regarding their golden and diamond wedding anniversaries can be read here.

Below is Frank’s obituary.

THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28th, 1942.

DEATH OF MR. FRANK JARVIS.

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Moorgate Hospital

SIXTY YEARS AN ODDFELLOW.

The death occurred on Sunday, in the Municipal General Hospital, Rotherham, of Mr. Frank Jarvis, of “Havelock Bungalow,” Shenstone Road, Rotherham, at the age of 84 years.

A native of Rotherham, Mr. Jarvis was a foreman at Messrs. Gummers Brass Works for 20 years. He then became licensee of the Commercial Hotel, Bridge Street, Rotherham, a building demolished some years ago for street widening purposes. Mr. Jarvis retired over 20 years ago.

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Bridge Street

He served on the committee of the local branch of the Brass Workers’ Association for 20 years, and was a member of the Royal Covenant Lodge of Oddfellows for over 60 years.

Mr. Jarvis celebrated his diamond wedding in June, 1940.

He leaves a widow, three sons, one of whom is Mr. George Jarvis, a well known local tobacconist and confectioner, two daughters, ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

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Shenstone Road

The funeral took place on Thursday in the Moorgate Cemetery, the service being conducted by the Rev. H. J. Spalding (priest-in-charge of St. Cuthbert’s Church, Herringthorpe).

The mourners included Mrs. Jarvis (widow), Mr. F. Jarvis, Mr. and Mrs. G. Jarvis and Mr. and Mrs. S. Jarvis (sons and daughters-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. E. Barron and Mr. and Mrs. J. Chapman (sons-in-law and daughters), Mrs. L. Trickett (niece), Mr. and Mrs. Simpson, Mrs. S. Downing, and Mr. E. J. Empson (representing Messrs. Gummers, Ltd.).

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Frank’s grave

Floral tributes were sent by “widow,” “The staff at the shop of Mr. George Jarvis,” “F. Jarvis, son and grandsons,” “Madge and George,” Mr. and Mrs. Barron, Mr. and Mrs. G. Jarvis, Mr. and Mrs. J. Chapman, Mr. and Mrs. S. Jarvis, Mr. and Mrs. F. Bell, “Irene and Milly,” “From 26, Woodfield Road, Blackpool,” Mrs. Birkett, “Messrs. Gummer’s Directors,” Mr. and Mrs. Bird, Mr. and Mrs. Trickett. “Jessie and Jack,” Mr. and Mrs. Simpson, “David,” Mr. and Mrs. Downing, Mr. and Mrs. H. Moncaster, “W. Fletcher and J. H. Fletcher.”

The funeral arrangements were made by Messrs. T. W. Outram and Sons, of Frederick Street, Rotherham.

Eliza Jane Bowler Crossland

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Eliza

Eliza Jane Bowler Crossland, born 1862 in Rotherham, is my first cousin, thrice removed and daughter of William Bowler Crossland and Elizabeth Burton. In 1880, in Rotherham, Eliza married Frank Jarvis. A couple of newspaper articles regarding their golden and diamond wedding anniversaries can be read here.

Below is Eliza’s obituary.

THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, JUNE 17th, 1944

JARVIS. – On June 15th, at Havelock Bungalow, Shenstone Road, off Valley Road, Eliza Jane, aged 81 years, dearly loved wife of the late Frank Jarvis. Interment at Moorgate Cemetery on Monday, June 19th, at 3 p.m.

At rest

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Shenstone Road

MRS. E. J. JARVIS

The death occurred on Thursday at her home, Havelock Bungalow, Shenstone Road, Rotherham, of Mrs. Eliza Jane Jarvis, aged 81. She was the widow of Mr. Frank Jarvis, licensee of the old Commercial Hotel, Bridge Street, Rotherham.

A native of Rotherham, Mrs. Jarvis was connected with the Rotherham Hospital Linen League.

She leaves three sons and two daughters. One of her sons, Mr. G. Jarvis, is in business as a confectioner at Effingham Street and Doncaster Gate, Rotherham, and another, Mr. S. Jarvis, is a radio dealer at Frederick Street.

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Eliza’s grave

THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, JUNE 24th, 1944.

MRS. E. J. JARVIS.

The interment took place on Monday in the Moorgate Cemetery, Rotherham, preceded by a service at her home, conducted by the Rev. G. L. Vigar, of Mrs. Eliza Jane Jarvis, of Havelock Bungalow, Shenstone Road, Rotherham.

The mourners included Mr. and Mrs. G. Jarvis and Mr. and Mrs. S. Jarvis (sons and daughters-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. E. Barron and Mr. and Mrs. J. Chapman (sons-in-law and daughters), Mrs. C. Birkett, Mrs. S. Downing, Mrs. R. Bird, Mr. and Mrs. J. Simpson, Mrs. L. Trickett, Mrs. J. Parkin, Mrs. H. Halland, Mrs. S. Anderson.

Many floral tributes were received.

Wedding Anniversaries of Rotherham Natives

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Frank & Eliza

Eliza Jane Bowler Crossland is my first cousin, thrice removed. In 1880, she married Frank Jarvis and to my knowledge, they issued at least seven children, called, Francis (1880 to 1946), Jennie (1882 to 1949), Laura (1883 to 1940), William (1885 to 1886), George (1888 to 1986), Ethel (1894 to 1961) and Stanley (1901 to 1974).

Eliza and Frank enjoyed a long marriage and below are a couple of newspaper articles that celebrate their golden and diamond wedding anniversaries.

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Saint Stephen’s Church

THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 1930.

HALF-A-CENTURY.

ROTHERHAM COUPLE CELEBRATE THEIR GOLDEN WEDDING.

Mr. and Mrs. Jarvis, of 104, Fitzwilliam Road, Rotherham, who celebrated their golden wedding on Thursday, have been the recipients of many hearty congratulations. They were married at St. Stephen’s Church, Rotherham, on June 5th, 1880.

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Guest & Chrimes

Both are natives of Rotherham, and Mr. Jarvis is 73 years of age. His wife is 67 years old, and they have three sons and three daughters, nine grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

Mr. Jarvis started work at the age of nine with his uncle in the hay and straw business. At the age of fourteen he left his uncle and started work as a brass moulder with Messrs. Guest and Chrimes. On leaving that firm, Mr. Jarvis went to Messrs. J. Paynes’ Brass Works, and he left there to take up a position at Messrs. Baines’ Brass works. For thirty years, he worked for Messrs. Gummers, and on leaving there he became host at the Commercial Hotel, Bridge Street, Rotherham.

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Gummers (right hand side)

The oldest member of the Rotherham branch of the Brassworkers’ Association, he was a member of the committee for twenty years. For over fifty years Mr. Jarvis has been actively associated with the Royal Convenant Lodge, and he is still connected with that society.

THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, JUNE 1st, 1940.

MR. AND MRS. FRANK JARVIS.

DIAMOND WEDDING OF ROTHERHAM NATIVES.

Diamond wedding anniversary celebrations are being held on Wednesday by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jarvis, of “Havelock Bungalow,” Shenstone Road, Rotherham.

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Bridge Street

Both Mr. and Mrs. Jarvis are natives of Rotherham and well-known townspeople. Mr. Jarvis was born in 1857 and his wife five years later. They were married at the St. Stephen’s Church, Eastwood, on June 5th, 1880, by the then Vicar, the Rev. W. Pilkington.

Mr. Jarvis was first employed by a relative in the hay and straw business, and three years later, at the age of 12, he commenced work with Messrs. Guest and Chrimes as an apprentice. After several years there he transferred his interests to Messrs. Baines’ Brass Works, and subsequently went to Messrs. Gummer’s Brass Works, where he rapidly received promotion and was foreman for 20 years.Mr. Jarvis next became

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Shenstone Road

Mr. Jarvis next became licensee of the Commercial Hotel in Bridge Street, a building demolished some years ago for street widening purposes. During the 10 years he was “mine host” he became very well-known. He has now been retired for about 20 years.

Mr. Jarvis served on the committee of the local branch of the Brass Workers’ Association for 20 years, and has been a member of the Royal Covenant Lodge of Oddfellows for about 60 years.

Mrs. Jarvis, who is well known as a whist player, has often held whist drives at her home on behalf of the Hospital Linen League, of which she is a member. She is also a member of the Queen’s Nursing Association.Their eldest son,

Their eldest son, Mr. Frank Jarvis, and a son-in-law, Mr. G. Edwards, both served in the last war, and they now have a grandson in the R.A.F., with another grandson awaiting call-up. Another son is Mr. George Jarvis, a well known local tobacconist.Altogether,

Altogether, Mr. and Mrs. Jarvis have ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Laura Jarvis

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Laura Jarvis, born in 1883 in Rotherham, is my second cousin, twice removed and daughter of Eliza Jane Bowler Crossland and Frank Jarvis.

In 1903, Laura married George Henry Edwards, in Rotherham.

Below are a couple of newspaper articles published shortly after Laura’s terrible death.

THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd, 1940.

WOMAN DIES AFTER HOUSE FIRE.

JUMP FROM BEDROOM WINDOW.

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Present day location of 98 Frederick Street

“If Mrs. Edwards had not unfortunately gone back for a coat she would not have been burned,” said the Rotherham Borough Coroner, Mr. W. J. Bradford, J.P., at an inquest, held in Rotherham on Wednesday, on Mrs. Laura Edwards (56), of 98, Frederick Street, Rotherham, who died in Rotherham Hospital from the effects of burns sustained in a fire at her home last Saturday.

Dr. J. J. B. Sebastian, of Rotherham Hospital, said Mrs. Edwards was admitted on November 16th suffering from shock and second and third degree burns of the face, neck, chest, back and arms. She died on November 19th from secondary shock due to the burns.

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Bramwell Street

Evidence of identification was given by the deceased’s daughter, Madge Batty, married, of 40, Bramwell Street, Rotherham.

The widower, George Henry Edwards, said at about midnight on November 15th, he went to bed with his wife in the front bedroom, leaving a small coal fire burning in the living room. The fire was dying out. At about 7.30 a.m. on Saturday, witness was aroused by his wife and heard loud banging on the back door. They went downstairs and found the living room full of smoke and flames. Witness said his wife was just behind him when she opened the door leading to the shop at the front of the house, but when he turned round she had gone. Witness went out of the front door and got on to the footpath in Frederick Street, when his wife, who was wearing only her night clothes, jumped from the bedroom window into the street.

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Rotherham Hospital

WENT FOR COAT.

He thought she must have gone back upstairs to get her fur coat, which was in the back bedroom. When the house was examined after the fire the fur coat was found in the front bedroom, near the window. There was nothing else for which his wife should go upstairs, as witness had the money belonging to the shop in his pocket.

Sergt. J. W. Bartle, of Rotherham Fire Brigade, said the contents of the living room and the bedroom above it were blazing fiercely when the Fire Brigade arrived. The living room was burned out and the contents of the bedroom were severely damaged. The fire had apparently originated in a settee in the living room.

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Laura’s grave

Mrs. Edwards had apparently been trapped in the bedroom when trying to retrieve some clothing. She threw herself from the bedroom window before the arrival of the Fire Brigade.

Answering Supt. F. Briddon, the witness expressed the view that had the back door not been broken in and had the door leading from the living room to the stairs been left closed, the fire would have been contained to the living room and would not have spread upstairs.

THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd, 1940.

Mr. Edwards and daughters, of 98, Frederick Street, wish to thank doctors and nurses of Rotherham Hospital, also relatives and friends for kind letters of sympathy and floral tributes in their sad bereavement.