Kathleen Westwood Early, born in 1914 in Rotherham, is my second cousin, twice removed and daughter of Ernest Albert Early and Catherine Westwood.
Below is a newspaper article published shortly after Kathleen’s marriage to John Kenneth Empson. It is of interest to note that Kathleen was employed by George Jarvis, who is related to me via my maternal ancestry (but is not related to Kathleen).
THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13th, 1937.
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS MARRIED.
CEREMONY IN ROTHERHAM CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.
The marriage took place in the Doncaster Road Congregational Church, Rotherham, on Saturday, of Miss Kathleen Westwood Early, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Early, of “The Kloof,” Broom Crescent, Rotherham, to Mr. John Kenneth Empson, only son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Empson, of Lord Street, Rotherham.
Both bride and bridegroom were teachers at the Doncaster Road Sunday School.
The service, which was conducted by the Rev. Victor E. Watson (minister), was choral, the hymns, “O, Perfect Love” and “O, Love Devine” being sung. Mr. Colin Sanderson was the organist.
The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a gown a peacock blue crepe marocain, a brown and beige silk velvet hat and gloves to tone. Her bouquet was of bronze chrysanthemums.
The bridesmaid was Miss Connie Burgess, who wore a dress of floral silk georgette, a blue velour hat and mittens to tone. She carried a bouquet of pink chrysanthemums.
The best man was Mr. Norman Chaddock and the groomsman was Mr. Laurence Simpson.
A reception was held by the bride’s mother at her home.
The wedding gifts included a cheque from Mr. Jarvis, by whom the bride was employed, and a loom bedroom chair, cushion and bedspread from Mr. Jarvis’ staff.
The future home of Mr. and Mrs. Empson will be at Tibshelf, Derbyshire, where the bridegroom has recently secured an appointment.
EMPSON – EARLY. – On Saturday, November 6th, 1937, at the Doncaster Road Congregational Church, by the Rev. V. E. Watson, Kathleen Westwood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Early, of “The Kloof,” Broom Crescent, Rotherham, to John Kenneth, only son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Empson, of Lord Street, Rotherham.
Francis Burton, born in 1906 in Rotherham, is my second cousin, twice removed and son of Francis Burton and Sarah Ann Hudson Sturman.
Below is a newspaper article pertaining to Francis’s marriage to Marjorie Brothwell.
THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 1933.
A MASBRO’ WEDDING.
BURTON – BROTHWELL.
The marriage took place in St. Paul’s Church, Masbro’, on Saturday, of Miss Marjorie Brothwell, only daughter of Mr. J. H. Brothwell, of Masbro’, Rotherham, to Mr. Francis Burton; eldest son of Mr. Francis Burton, of Wellgate, Rotherham. The ceremony, which was choral, was conducted by the Rev. A. Puddicombe (Vicar).
The bride, who was given away by her father, wore an ankle-length gown of ivory satin and lace cat on Medieval lines. Her veil (lent by Mrs. F. Marsland) was fastened to her hair with a coronet of orange blossom, and was embroidered with lovers’ knots in each corner. She carried a bouquet of pale pink roses and lilies of the valley.
Miss Edith Burton (sister of the bridegroom) and Miss Barbara Simmons, the bridesmaids, had ankle-length dresses of floral georgette, and wore white picture hats. Their bouquets were of multi-coloured sweet peas and fern. The dame of honour was Mrs. W. G. Drew. The best man was Mr. Leonard Burton (brother of the bridegroom), and the groomsmen were Mr. Leslie Brothwell (brother of the bride) and Mr. Leonard Jervis (cousin of the bridegroom).
A reception was held by the bride’s parents in the Cross keys Hotel, Moorgate. The bride’s mother wore a dress of brown georgette and lace, and the bridegroom’s mother chose a gown of black crepe-de-chine. The former had a spray of pink sweet peas and the latter carried pink carnations.
The honeymoon is being spent at Scarbro’, whence the bride travelled in a fawn coat over a lemon and brown frock with fawn hat and skin shoes.
To the bride the bridegroom gave a dressing gown and hand bag, while to the bridesmaids he gave crystal necklaces. The bride’s gift to the bridegroom was a dressing gown. The wedding gifts included a library cabinet from the staff of Messrs. Darwins, Ltd., where the bride has been employed for the past eight years.
Jean Hughes, born in 1929 in Kimberworth, Rotherham, is my fifth cousin and granddaughter of Sam Holmes and Ada Burton.
Below is a newspaper article published shortly after Jean’s marriage to Alan Frost.
THE ADVERTISER, SAT., SEPT. 13th, 1952
FROST – HUGHES. – At Masbro’ Independent Chapel, September 6th, 1952, by the Rev. W. Silver, B.A., B.D., Jean, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Hughes, 323, Kimberworth Road, to Alan, youngest son of Mrs. A. Frost, of 7, Woodhouse Road, Sheffield, and the late Mr. F. Frost.
THE ADVERTISER, SAT., SEPT. 20th, 1952
FROST – HUGHES
Formerly night staff nurse at the Rotherham Hospital, Doncaster Gate, Miss Jean Hughes, S.R.N., only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Hughes, “Sunfield,” Kimberworth Road, Rotherham, was married to Mr. Alan Frost, 7, Woodhouse Road, Sheffield, at the Masbro’ Independent Chapel.
The Rev. W. Silver officiated, assisted by the Rev. C. H. Grant.
The bride, given away by her father, wore a gown of white velvet and a full-length veil of net edged with Nottingham lace held in place by a crown of pearls and diamantes, and carried a bouquet of red roses and fern.
The attendants were Mrs. Jean Fisher, S.R.N., a friend of the bride, and Miss Ann Frost (niece of the bridegroom), who wore deep red velvet dresses with white lace Dutch bonnets and mittens, and carried bouquets of white carnations, and there was a small bridesmaid Jean Fairest (cousin of the bride) who was dressed in blue velvet and had a white lace Dutch bonnet, and carried a bouquet of red roses, white carnation and blue cornflowers.
The best man was Mr. Bernard Frost (brother of the bridegroom and the groomsmen were Mr. Eric Somerton and Sergts. G. Bates and J. Blackburn, of The Boys’ Brigade.
Clarice Ogden, born in 1918 in Rotherham, is my third cousin, twice removed and daughter of Albert Edward Ogden and Elizabeth Surtees. Clarice’s sisters, Alice and Martha are also featured on this website.
Below is a newspaper article published a few days after Clarice’s first marriage, to John Walton.
THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28th, 1940.
DALTON AND THRYBERGH.
WALTON – OGDEN.
The marriage took place in Holy Trinity Church, Dalton, of Miss Clarice Ogden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Ogden, of 52, Saville Street, Dalton, to Mr. John Walton, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Walton, of 9, Fisher Street, Rotherham.
The ceremony was performed by the Vicar (the Rev. W. A. Hick).
Mr. Roger Ogden (brother of the bride) gave the bride away, and Miss Lily Walton (sister of the bridegroom) was the bridesmaid. Mr. Henry Walton (brother of the bridegroom) was the best man and Mr. Fred Walton the groomsman.
The wedding cake was made and given by Mrs. M. Podmore (sister of the bride).
Below is a newspaper article published shortly after John’s marriage to Annie Eliza Gregg.
MEXBOROUGH AND SWINTON TIMES.
June 7 1895.
WALKER – GREGG. – June 3, at Swinton Parish Church, Mr. J. W. Walker to Miss A. Gregg, third daughter of Mr. S. Gregg, of Swinton.
WEDDING AT SWINTON. – On Monday morning the marriage of Mr. J. W. Walker, son of Mrs. R. Walker, to Miss A. E. Gregg, third daughter of Mr. S. Gregg, of Rockingham road, was solemnised at Swinton Church. The bride was attired in pale lavender cashmere , with cream hat and orange blossom. The bride was given away by Mr. G. Chapman, brother-in-law, and Mr. Oates acted as best man. The bridesmaids were Miss Walker, sister, who was attired in fawn habit cloth, with hat to match; Miss Mellars, cousin, dressed in coroflower blue habit cloth; and Miss Gregg and Miss Chapman, niece, in pink and white. Among the guests were Mrs. Walker (mother), Mrs. Bury, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Chambers, Mr. and Mrs. J. Walker (Oldham), Mr. and Mrs. Wilson (Hoyland), Mr. and Mrs. H. Walker (Gawber), Mr. and Mrs. F. Hall (Barnsley), Mr. and Mrs. Brailsford, Mr. Pinder (Rotherham), Miss Walker (Gawber), Miss M. E. Walker (Hoyland), Miss M. E. Wilson (Hoyland), Mr. and Mrs. Eaton, Mr. and Mrs. Powell (Barnsley), Mr. Addy, Miss Simpson (of Wombwell), Mr. Addy (Melton), Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Chambers, Mrs. Kenyon, Mr. Roseveare, Miss Gregg, Mrs. Chapman, and Miss Scholey. The guests numbered about 60, and were entertained at Mrs. R. Walker’s. The presents were numerous and costly.