Dalton Assault Case

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Rotherham Magistrates Court

Rodger Ogden, born in 1909 in Rotherham, is my third cousin, twice removed and son of Albert Edward Ogden and Elizabeth Surtees. Rodger’s siblings, Alice, Martha and Clarice, are also featured on this website.

In 1933, Rodger married Nellie Davies, in Rotherham and together they issued two children.

Below is a newspaper article regarding a feud that Nellie had with her neighbour.

THE ADVERTISER, SAT., OCT. 2nd, 1954

“Feud” Hint In Dalton Assault Case

When two Dalton housewives appeared at the Rotherham West Riding Court on Monday on summonses for assault, the suggestion was made that there had been “more or less a feud” between the parties concerned.

Nellie Ogden (42), of 23, Norwood Street, Dalton, was charged with assaulting and occasioning bodily harm to Alice Cawthra (46), of 14, Parva Cottages, Dalton. Mrs. Cawthra was cross-summonsed by Mrs. Ogden for assault.

Mrs. Ogden was fined £3, with 3s. costs, and bound over in the sum of £10 to keep the peace for 12 months. The cross-summons against Mrs. Cawthra was dismissed.

Chief Insp. L. Farmer, B.E.M., said that at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 27th, Mrs. Cawthra was washing the steps leading to the back door of her mother’s house, 25, Norwood Street, Dalton. Mrs. Ogden was in the doorway of her house, 23 Norwood Street, which was next door but one. Mrs. Cawthra had almost finished cleaning the last step when Mrs. Ogden shouted out in a sneering manner “Don’t forget your gate step.”

There had been some previous argument about the gate step, explained the chief inspector. Mrs. Cawthra replied that she didn’t want any bother. Mrs. Ogden, however rushed across and got hold of Mrs. Cawthra’s hair, struck her repeatedly and knocked her head against a wall.

A witness, Mrs. B. Sanderson, of 14, Norwood Street, Dalton, intervened and pulled the accused away. Then Mrs. Cawthra went into the house.

When Mrs. Cawthra later reported the assault to the police, went on the chief inspector, she was in a very distressed condition. The front of her pinafore was covered with blood and she had cuts and abrasions on her face, and two lumps on her head.

Two constables interviewed Mrs. Ogden at her home that day and she made the following statement “She asked for it; she had been skitting and I let her have one. It must have been my ring that did it. I didn’t know she was that easy. She is always gossiping about me. If she had come off best it would have been all right.”

“SOME TROUBLE”

Mrs. Cawthra said she was in the habit of cleaning her mother’s steps. There had been some trouble about the particular gate in question. Mr. M. W. Field (representing Ogden), to Mrs. Cawthra: There has been a lot of trouble over all sorts of things in the past, hasn’t there? – Not with me there hasn’t.

Your mother and you have been having more or less a feud with the Ogdens. You are not on very good terms with them are you? – No.

Were you not making faces at Mrs. Ogden? – No, I wasn’t.

Mrs. Cawthra denied having rolled up her sleeves and asked Mrs. Ogden to “come over,” and said Mr. Ogden had urged his wife on to make the assault. Mrs. Cawthra also denied kicking the accused, or touching her in any way.

Beatrice Mary Sanderson said she saw Mrs. Ogden go over and attack Mrs. Cawthra, and had tried to part them.

“Mr. Ogden shoved me off and told his wife to get back at her. Then he shoved me out of the yard,” said witness.

When it was suggested that Mrs. Cawthra’s mother, Mrs. Green, had tried to pick up a bucket, then a brush, to come to her daughter’s aid, Mr. Field said Mr. Ogden had to restrain her.

In reply to a question by Col. J. W. B. Landon (chairman) it was stated that Mrs. Green was 71.

Ogden said that Mrs. Cawthra and her mother had been falling out with her husband all morning.

Mr. Field submitted it was just an unfortunate disagreement between neighbours that happened form time to time. it was always difficult in these matters, he said, to decide who started things.

Finding Ogden guilty, and dismissing her cross-summons, Col, Landon said: “Presumably she only brought proceedings after receiving the summons for assault. It was a barefaced assault.”

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Clarice Ogden & John Walton

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Holy Trinity Church, Dalton

Clarice Ogden, born in 1918 in Rotherham, is my third cousin, twice removed and daughter of Albert Edward Ogden and Elizabeth Surtees. Clarice’s siblings, AliceMartha and Rodger, 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).

John Podmore & June Thompson

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All Saints’ Church

John Podmore, born in 1930 in Rotherham, is my fourth cousin, once removed and son of Samuel Podmore and Elizabeth May Ogden.

Below is a newspaper article published shortly after John’s marriage to June Thompson. Although the newspaper article does not state where they married, John’s cousin, Ray Hill, remembered attending as a young boy and believes that All Saints’ Church, Rotherham, was the location.

THE ADVERTISER, SAT., MARCH 14th, 1953

PODMORE – THOMPSON

A stylish feature of the wedding of Miss June Thompson, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Thompson, 24, Bentley Street, Rotherham, to Mr. John Podmore, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Podmore, 44, Saville Street, Dalton, were the fans carried by the bridesmaids. The fans were in white taffeta, edged with net, and attached to them were sprays of anemones. The Rev. E. G. Hazelton officiated.

Given away by her father, the bride wore a gown of white spotted net over white nylon, with bunches of orange blossom trimming her Dutch bonnet. Her full-length net veil was embroidered, and she carried a bouquet of red roses and lilies of the valley.

The four bridesmaids were Miss Marion Podmore (bridegroom’s sister) and Miss Sylvia Ward, who were in pink water-waved taffeta, and Miss Florence Ogden (bridegroom’s cousin) and Miss Dora Russell, who wore blue taffeta. All wore white taffeta Dutch bonnets.

Mr. T. Podmore (bridegroom’s brother) was the best man, and the groomsmen were Mr. W. Kemp and Mr. R. Thompson (bride’s brother).

Alice Ogden & Thomas Hill

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Holy Trinity Church, Dalton

Alice Ogden, born in 1922 in Rotherham, is my third cousin, twice removed and daughter of Albert Edward Ogden and Elizabeth Surtees. Alice’s siblings, ClariceMartha and Rodger, are also featured on this website.

Below is a newspaper article published a few days after Alice’s marriage to Thomas Hill.

THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, JANUARY 2nd, 1943.

HILL – OGDEN.

The marriage took place at the Holy Trinity Church, Dalton Parva, last Saturday, of Miss Alice Ogden, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. Ogden, of 52, Saville Street, Dalton, to Mr. Thomas Hill, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Hill, of 39, Hall Street, Parkgate.

The bride was given away by her brother (Mr. Roger Ogden). The best man was Mr. William Hill (brother of the bridegroom) and the groomsmen were Mr. Gerald Rose and Mr. Ernest Hill.

The bride carried a Bible sent by her brother from Jerusalem.

The bridesmaids were Misses Brenda Banham (cousin of the bridegroom), Marion Podmore (niece of the bride), Edna Hill, Iris Hill, Millicent Pannet, Betty Wilson, Joan Hemmingway and Gertrude Millington.

Silver horse-shoes were presented to the bride by Master Ronald Hird and Misses Emily Hill, Joan Marshall and Betty Clegg.

The reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents.

Martha Ogden & Charles Marshall

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Holy Trinity Church, Dalton

Martha Ogden, born in 1914 in Rotherham, is my third cousin, twice removed and daughter of Albert Edward Ogden and Elizabeth Surtees. Martha’s siblings, AliceClarice and Rodger, are also featured on this website.

Below is a newspaper article published a few days after Martha’s marriage to Charles Marshall.

THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 1934.

DALTON PARISH CHURCH.

MARSHALL – OGDEN. – At the Dalton Parish Church, on Monday, by the Rev. W. A. Hick (Vicar), Charles Marshall, of Rotherham, to Martha Ogden, of Dalton.

DALTON & THRYBERGH.

MARSHALL – OGDEN.

The marriage took place at Holy Trinity Church, Dalton, on Monday, of Miss Martha Ogden, the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Ogden, of 52, Saville Street, Dalton, and Mr. Charles Marshall, the second son of Mrs. Marshall and the late Mr. A. Marshall, of 14, Broadway, East Dene. The Vicar of Dalton (the Rev. W. A. Hick) officiated.

The bride, who was given away by Mr. Albert Edward Ogden, junr. (brother), wore a dress of lemon georgette, a white picture hat and white satin shoes. She carried a bouquet of pink carnations, pink roses, and gypsophila.

The two senior bridesmaids, Miss Doris Ogden (sister of the bride) and Miss Rosie Wright (cousin of the bride), wore dresses of pale green georgette with pale green net caps trimmed with silver leaves, and carried bouquets similar to that of the bride. The two junior bridesmaids, Miss Clarice Ogden and Miss Renee Oates, wore dresses of flowered voile and woolly berets.

The duties of best man were carried out by Mr. George Marshall (brother of the bridegroom), and the groomsman was Mr. Bernard Buncall.

The reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents. The wedding cake was made and decorated by Mrs. May Podmore (sister of the bride).