George Arthur Walker

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Griffin Road

George Arthur Walker, born in 1895 in Swinton, South Yorkshire, is my second cousin, thrice removed and son of John William Walker and Annie Eliza Gregg.

In 1923, in Mexborough, George married Agnes Vickers.

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

SOUTH YORKSHIRE TIMES: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18th, 1972

FOUND DEAD. – Mr. George Arthur Walker (77), of 14 Griffin Road, Swinton, was found dead at his home by his wife early on Tuesday afternoon. The Sheffield Coroner, Dr. H. H. Pilling, was informed, but no inquest is to be held.

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Saint Margaret’s Church

SOUTH YORKSHIRE TIMES: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25th, 1972

OBITUARY

WALKER. – The death occurred on November 14th of Mr. George Arthur Walker (77), of 14, Griffin Road, Swinton. Cremation took place at Rose Hill, Doncaster, following a service in Swinton Parish Church. Father L. E. Harris officiated. Mourners were Mrs. A. Walker (widow), Mr. and Mrs. F. Bradshaw, Mr. and Mrs. A. Ryan, Mr. and Mrs. P. Gillespie and Paul, Mr. and Mrs. B. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. L. Barratt, Mr. and Mrs. K. Whitton, Mr. and Mrs. T. Whitton, Mr. and Mrs. T. Young, Mr. G. Best, cousin Joyce and husband, Mrs. Bradshaw and Carol, Mr. W. Wilkinson, Mr. and Mrs. T. Cooper. Floral tributes were from the family, and donations in lieu of flowers, received from friends and neighbours, are to be given to Rawmarsh and District Welfare Committee. Funeral arrangements were by C. T. Butterfield and Sons, Wood Street, Swinton (phone 2158), and Adwick Road, Mexborough (phone 3168).

Acknowledgements

WALKER – Mrs. A. Walker and family wish to thank Dr. Bhatia, Mrs. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Rodway, Police Constable R. Lee, friends and neighbours for kindness shown in their recent sad bereavement. Thanks also to Father Harris for the service and to Messrs. C. T. Butterfield and Sons for their sympathetic and efficient funeral arrangements.

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John William Walker & Annie Eliza Gregg

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Brameld Road

John William Walker, born in 1866 in Gawber, Barnsley, is my first cousin, four times removed and son of Richard Walker and Sarah Ann Mellars.

In 1895, in Swinton, South Yorkshire, John married Annie Eliza Gregg.

John and Annie issued one child, called, George Arthur Walker.

Below are obituaries for John and Annie.

SOUTH YORKSHIRE TIMES AND EXPRESS, MARCH 29, 1941

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Wathwood Hospital

OBITUARY

WALKER. – The funeral took place on Monday at Swinton of Mr. John William Walker (74), of 17, Bramald Road, Swinton. The Rev. E. F. Bungay officiated. Mourners were Mrs. J. W. Walker (widow), Mr. G. Walker, Miss D. Walker, Mr. Blackbourn, Mr. and Miss Gregg, Mrs. Outram, Mrs. Collins, Mr. Hutton, Miss Hague and friends. The funeral arrangements were carried out by C. T. Butterfield and Sons. Tel. 2158.

SOUTH YORKSHIRE TIMES: SATURDAY, JANUARY 13th, 1973

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Griffin Road

DIED AGED 99

Mrs. Annie Eliza Walker, believed to be Swinton’s oldest resident, died in hospital on December 31st at the age of 99.

Her son, 77-years-old Mr. George Arthur Walker, of 14, Griffin Road, died on November 14th of last year. Mrs. Walker lived formerly in Brameld Road.

The funeral took place from 14, Griffin Road. A service was held at Swinton Parish Church, Fr. L. E. Harris officiating.

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Saint Margaret’s Church

Mourners were: Mrs. Agnes Walker (daughter-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. F. Bradshaw, Mr. and Mrs. A. Ryan, Mr. and Mrs. Gillespie, Mr. and Mrs. B. Walker, Mary Bradshaw. Floral tributes were from the above relatives and friends. Funeral arrangements were by C. T. Butterfield and Sons, Wood Street, Swinton. ‘Phone 2158 and Adwick Road, Mexborough. ‘Phone 3168.

Acknowledgements

WALKER – Mrs. A. Walker and family wish to thank doctors, nurses and staff, Wathwood Hospital for their kind care and attention to Mrs. Walker; also family and friends for floral tributes and Messrs. Butterfield for arrangements. – 14, Griffin Road, Swinton.

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.

Freda Wisehall

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Thatch Place

Freda Wisehall, born in 1905 in Rotherham, is the wife of Fred Rowbottom who is my great uncle.

Below is Freda’s obituary, published shortly after her death.

THE ADVERTISER, FRI., FEB. 11th, 1977

Greasbro’

Freda Rowbottom.

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21 Potter Hill

Mrs. Freda Rowbottom, of 1, Thatch Place, Rockingham, died last week at the home of her daughter, at 21, Potter Hill, Greasbro’. She was 71, the wife of the late Mr. Fred Rowbottom, and she had been a widow for 27 years. Mrs. Rowbottom had lived in Greasbro’ for 45 years before moving to 1, Thatch Place, Rockingham three years ago due to ill-health. Mrs. Rowbottom leaves a daughter and two grandchildren. A service was conducted by the Rev. W. E. Howe followed by interment in Greasbro’ Cemetery on Tuesday. The mourners were Mr. and Mrs. J. Wareham (son-in-law and daughter), Mr. and Mrs. A. I. Heath, Master J. Wareham (grandchildren), Mr. and Mrs. A. Locke (brother and sister-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Sprigg, Mrs. A. Walker, Mrs. F. Horner (brother-in-law and sisters), Mr. and Mrs. J. Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Sprigg, Mr. and Mrs. F. Buckley (nephews and nieces), Mr. and Mrs. H. Rowbottom (brother-in-law and sister-in-law), Edith, Florence, Lilly and Elizabeth (cousins), Mrs. P. Swailes, Mr. and Mrs. N. Harris, Mr. and Mrs. F. Sadler, Mr. and Mrs. Melling, Mr. G. Wareham, Mr. and Mrs. Cawthorne, Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. E. Lidster, Mr. and Mrs. H. Vaughan, Mr. and Mrs. W. Makin, Mrs. Nunns, Mrs. N. Browlow and Mrs. L. Harrison. Mr. and Mrs. Wareham thank all for messages of sympathy and relatives, friends and neighbours floral tributes, with special thanks to Dr. P. C. Collinson.

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Greasbrough Cemetery

ROWBOTTOM. – Freda, in her 71st year, passed away at her daughter’s home, 21, Potter Hill, Greasbro’; wife of the late Fred Rowbottom, a dearly loved mother, mother-in-law, sister and momma. Interred at Greasbro’ Cemetery on February 8th.

Sincere thanks to all who have shown sympathy in my sad loss; a special thanks to my Aunt Gladys and my sisters-in-law for their help, support and kindness.

The pain in my heart will never go.
But how can it, mum, when I loved you so.

-Loving daughter, Betty and son-in-law John.

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Freda’s grave

ROWBOTTOM, Freda. –

You never said goodbye to me,
Perhaps it’s just as well.
For I could never have said goodbye,
To my momma, I loved so well.

-Love Jane and Anthony, granddaughter and husband.

I’ll always love you, momma,
Night, night, God bless.

-Love John, grandson.

Annie Rowbottom & Austin Wardle

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Annie Rowbottom

Annie Rowbottom, born in 1912, is my first cousin, twice removed and daughter of Albert Rowbottom and Mary Elizabeth Leak.

In 1934, Annie married Austin Wardle and together they issued one child, called, Gloria Lynn Wardle.

Below is a newspaper article pertaining to Annie and Austin’s wedding along with obituaries for Annie, Austin and Gloria.

THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, MAY 26, 1934.

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Netherfield Lane

WARDLE – ROWBOTTOM. – At the Parkgate Parish Church on Saturday by the Rev. H. C. Wensley (Parkgate Christ Church), Austin Wardle, of Rotherham, to Annie Rowbottom, of Parkgate.

WARDLE – ROWBOTTOM.

The marriage took place in the Christ Church, Parkgate, on Saturday, of Miss Annie Rowbottom, youngest daughter of Mrs. Mary E. Rowbottom and the late Mr. Albert Rowbottom, of Netherfield Lane, Parkgate, and Mr. Austin Wardle, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Austin Wardle, of Haldane Road, Eastwood.

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Gloria L. Wardle

The service was conducted by the Rev. H. C. Wensley.

The bride, who was given away by her uncle, Mr. J. Hutton, wore an ankle-length dress of ivory satin and lace with silver shoes, a veil of embroidered silk lace and coronet of orange blossom, kindly lent by Mrs. G. W. Ward, of North Duffield, Selby (friend of the bride), and carried cream roses and fern.

The bridesmaid was Miss. M. Clare (friend of the bride) and the dame of honour was Mrs. G. W. Lockwood (sister of the bride). Both wore dresses of pink floral georgette with hat and shoes to match and carried bouquets of pink carnations and fern.

The best man was Mr. G. W. Lockwood (brother-in-law of the bride) and the groomsman was Mr. G. Wardle (brother of the bridegroom).

Later in the day the happy pair left for Blackpool where the honeymoon is being spent.

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Badsley Moor Lane Hospital

The presents included a three-tier wedding cake made by Mr. and Mrs. J. Butterfield, of Carlisle Street, Kilnhurst.

THE ADVERTISER, FRI, JULY 8th, 1983

WARDLE. – Mrs Wardle and Gloria wish to thank Sister Mason and staff of Badsley Moor Lane Hospital, Mrs Wench and staff of Kirk House, Job McNeil, Swallownest Hospital, Mrs Vardy and Mrs Taylor for their kind help, Rev. B. L. Holdridge for a comforting service and Mr Butterfield for funeral arrangements.

THE ADVERTISER, FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 1994

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Austin, Annie & Gloria’s grave

Died aged 81: Mrs Annie Wardle, of East Avenue, Rawmarsh, died in Rotherham District General Hospital on June 16, aged 81. A housewife, Mrs Wardle leaves a daughter, Gloria Lynn. The funeral service was on Wednesday, June 22 at Rawmarsh Church, followed by interment n Haugh Road cemetery.

Dearne Valley Weekender, Thursday, September 29, 2016

WARDLE – The death occurred on September 8th 2016 at Ackroyd Clinic of Miss Gloria Lynn Wardle, aged 74 years of Rawmarsh. The funeral took place at St. Mary’s Parish Church, Rawmarsh with interment in Haugh Road Cemetery on Wednesday September 28th 2016, conducted by Rev. Lyn Wortley. Mourners were immediate family and friends. Funeral arrangements were by CT Butterfield, 1-9 Wood Street, Swinton (01709) 571777.

William Herbert Chambers

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Crossland Street

William Herbert Chambers, born circa 1863 in Swinton, is the husband of Bertha Walker, my first cousin, four times removed.

William was an engine driver at the Piccadilly pumping station in Swinton. I remember walking around this building in 1991, although at the time, I believed it to be a former chapel. It was built in 1912 and had a storage capacity of 60,000 gallons of water. It was demolished circa 2000 and a mini housing estate built in its place.

Below is William’s obituary.

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Kew Court (site of Piccadilly pumping station)

MEXBOROUGH & SWINTON TIMES.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1929.

CHAMBERS. – The death occurred very suddenly last Friday of Mr. William Herbert Chambers, Crossland Street, Swinton, aged 65, after a long illness.

Mr. Chambers has lived all his life in Swinton, and was thorough and consistent in all his undertakings, earning the highest regard from innumerable friends. His association with the Parish Church was one of long and earnest work, serving on the original parish council and as a sidesman for many years. He was employed as an engine driver, but for many years he has worked at the Piccadilly pumping station.

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William & Bertha’s grave

The funeral on Tuesday at the Parish Church was conducted by the Vicar, and the large gathering was evidence of the great respect held for, and the regret felt at the passing away, of Mr. Chambers. Mourners were: Widow, Mr. and Mrs. Oates (Retford), Mr. and Mrs. H. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Limb, Mrs. Roseveare, Mrs. H. Pinder, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Chambers, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. H. Beech, Mr. and Mrs. E. Royston, Mr. and Mrs. Addy, Mrs. H. Walker, Mrs. Yates, Mrs. Dixon, Miss Harding, Miss E. Turner. Mr and Mrs. Hurst, Mr. and Mrs. Brunt, Mr. and Mrs. Gregory, Mrs. Simmonds. Bearers were co-workers in past years at the Parish Church. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. C. T. Butterfield.

Richard Walker & Sarah Ann Mellars

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Swinton Barnsley British Co-operative Society

Richard Walker, born circa 1832 in Barugh, Barnsley, is my third great grand uncle and son of Joseph Walker and Sarah Leech.

In 1858, in Darton, Barnsley, Richard married Elizabeth Howcroft. Together, they issued two children, called, Bertha and Joe.

Richard’s wife, Elizabeth, died in 1862 in Gawber, Barnsley. Richard married again, in 1865 in Saint Thomas the Apostle Church, Gawber, to Sarah Ann Mellars. Richard and Sarah issued three children, called, John William, Arthur and Mary Alice.

Saint Thomas the Apostle

Richard was a Stonemason, like his father, but by the time the 1871 Census was conducted, Richard was a Stonemason and Grocer. By the time the 1881 Census was conducted, Richard was the Store Manager of the Cooperative Store, Church Street, Gawber. At some point between 1881 and 1891, Richard and his family moved to Swinton, near Rotherham and Richard died there on 3rd January 1891.

MEXBOROUGH & SWINTON TIMES.
JANUARY 9, 1891.

WALKER. – January 3, at 30, Station street, Swinton, Richard Walker, stone mason, aged 58.

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North View (third house from left)

Three months after Richard’s death when the 1891 Census was conducted, his wife, Sarah, was the Store Manager at 30 Station Street. 30 Station Street was the address of the Barnsley British Cooperative Society in Swinton and I discovered that this address is currently the location of the Salvation Army Charity Shop, where, coincidentally, my mother worked as a volunteer for around seventeen years. I suspect though that 30 Station Street originally incorporated what is now the Cinamon Indian Cuisine Restaurant (formerly a branch of the Yorkshire Bank).

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Richard & Sarah’s grave

Sarah moved into her daughter’s home, North View, Station Street, after she retired.

Sarah died in July 1906 and below is her obituary.

MEXBOROUGH AND SWINTON TIMES, SATURDAY, JULY 21, 1906

SWINTON NOTES AND NEWS.

We regret to hear of the death of Mrs. S. A. Walker, of Station Street, Swinton. For many years, more than twenty, Mrs. Walker was the manageress of the Co-operative Stores, during which time she won the respect and esteem of a very large circle of friends who will be sorry to hear of her demise. The deceased lady who lived with her daughter, Mrs. Oates, of Station Street, had been indisposed for a considerable time, and her death was not altogether unexpected. The interment took place on Thursday at Gawber Cemetery, near Barnsley.