Edwin Easthope

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Edwin Easthope

Edwin Easthope 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 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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New Stubbin Colliery shaft marker

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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St Anns Road

Charles Emmanuel Easthope 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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Parkgate Iron & Steel Company

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.

Terence Easthope

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Rotherham General Hospital

The Easthope family joined my tree when Emmanuel Easthope married my second cousin, thrice removed, Emily Webster Burton on New Year’s Day, 1872 in Parkgate, Rotherham.

Terence Easthope is my fifth cousin and the great grandson of the aforementioned Emmanuel and Emily. Below are a number of newspaper articles published shortly after his death.

EASTHOPE. – Terry, died on February 20th. Younger brother of John, Barry, Christine and Kevin.

Will be sadly missed by family, relatives and friends.

THE ADVERTISER, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1995

Tragic DJ went ‘downhill’ after his divorce

A Rotherham man who turned to drink after the collapse of his marriage was found dead in the psychiatric wing of Rotherham District General Hospital an inquest heard, on Wednesday.

Terrence Easthope , of Psalters Lane, Masbrough, died during the early hours of Monday, February 20, after being re-admitted to the hospital the day before.

The Rotherham Coroner, Mr Stanley Hooper, heard that Mr Easthope (36), a self-employed disc jockey, had “gone downhill,” and drank heavily after his divorce. His brother Barry, said he had received psychiatric help at the hospital for at least two years.

The inquest was told that Mr Easthope had spent part of the weekend before his death at the home of a woman he had befriended during the course of his treatment. The two had disagreed and he had returned to the psychiatric wing in a taxi.

The inquest was adjourned pending police enquiries.

THE ADVERTISER, FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1995

Epilepsy may have led to death

A former disc jockey found dead in a hospital ward may have died of an epileptic fit, an inquest heard on Wednesday.

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Psalters Lane

Terry Easthope (35), of Psalters Lane, Masbrough, died in the psychiatric wing of Rotherham District General Hospital on February 20 after being re-admitted the day before.

Dr David Slater, consultant pathologist at the hospital, told the inquest that although Mr Easthope was a heavy drinker there was no trace of alcohol in his blood.

He added: “Although it is not scientifically absolute I feel that he had had an epileptic fit and there was also hardening of his arteries which was a contributing factor which caused his death.”

The Rotherham Coroner, Mr Stanley Hooper, recorded a verdict of death by natural causes and added that although Mr Easthope was not a known epileptic he was more than satisfied that epilepsy had led to his death.