George William Lockwood

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Parkgate Iron & Steel Company

George William Lockwood, born in 1900 in Suffolk, is the husband of my first cousin, twice removed, Zillah Rowbottom.

After Zillah’s death, George married Mary Clare, in 1955, with whom he issued one child. Mary died in 2011 aged 95.

Below is George’s obituary, published shortly after his death.

THE ADVERTISER, SAT., SEPT. 29th, 1962

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George & Mary’s grave

THE LATE MR. G. W. LOCKWOOD. – The death occurred on Monday, at the Sheffield Royal Infirmary, of Mr. George William Lockwood, of 5, East Avenue, Rawmarsh.

Born in Suffolk George moved to the Rawmarsh area when he was a young man. At the time of his death, he was employed as a crane driver at the Park Gate iron and Steel Co. Ltd. He leaves a widow and a daughter.

Interment takes place next Monday, at the Haugh Road Cemetery, Rawmarsh.

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Rowbottom – Lockwood

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Miners’ Institute

Zillah Rowbottom is my first cousin, twice removed, and in 1922, she married George William Lockwood. Below is a newspaper article pertaining to their wedding in Christ Church, Parkgate, Rotherham. Christ Church was demolished around fifty years ago and was located on Aldwarke Road.

THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, AUGUST, 12, 1922.

Rawmarsh and Parkgate News.

At Christ Church, Parkgate, on Monday, Mr. Geo. W. Lockwood, of Norwich, was married to Miss Zillah Rowbottom, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Albert Rowbottom and Mrs. Rowbottom, of Netherfield Lane, Parkgate. The bride, who was given away by her uncle, Mr. T. Tummey, was dressed in ivory crepe-de-chine trimmed with pearls and wore a hat to match. Her bouquet was carnations, sweet peas, and maiden hair ferns. The bridesmaids were Miss Minnie Tummey (cousin of bride), Miss Violet Butterfield (Swinton), Miss A. Rowbottom (sister of bride), and Miss A. Wigfield (Swinton). The best man was Mr. T. Tummey (cousin of bride). Rev. Cannon A. Hayes, Vicar of Parkgate officiated. A reception was held at the Miners’ Institute, Parkgate, over 100 guests attending. The bridegroom’s gift to the bride was a gold bangle and to the elder bridesmaids he gave gold brooches.

Zillah Rowbottom

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Zillah’s grave

Zillah Rowbottom, born in 1900 in Rawmarsh, Rotherham, is my first cousin, twice removed and daughter of Albert Rowbottom and Mary Elizabeth Leak.

Zillah married George William Lockwood in 1922 and a newspaper article pertaining to their wedding can be read here.

THE ADVERTISER, SAT., OCT. 23rd, 1954

DEATH OF MRS G. W. LOCKWOOD. – The death occurred on Tuesday at her home, after an illness lasting nearly a year, of Mrs. Zillah Lockwood (54), wife of Mr. G. W. Lockwood, 5, East Avenue, Rawmarsh. A native of Parkgate, Mrs. Lockwood had spent all her life in the Rawmarsh district. The funeral will take place at the Haugh Road Cemetery to-day.