John Henry Victor Scholes (known as Vic), born in 1918 in the Rotherham area, is my first cousin, twice removed and son of John Henry Scholes and Clara Rowbottom.
In 1943, in the Rother Valley, Vic married Mary Coggins.
Mary passed away in 2004 and below are newspaper articles pertaining to Vic’s death in 1970.
THE ADVERTISER, FRI., JULY 10th, 1970
SCHOLES. – On July 1st, in hospital, John Henry Victor (Vic), aged 51 years, of 33, Vale Avenue, Thrybergh, dearly loved husband of Mary, and loving father of Sandra and Alan.
Some day we’ll understand.
SCHOLES. – Mrs. Scholes, Sandra and Alan thank doctors and staff of Moorgate General Hospital, Nurse Trimble, Canon Dixon, all relatives, friends and neighbours for help, sympathy and floral tributes; the Central Labour Club, Rotherham, Rotherham Co-operative Society for funeral arrangements, and special thanks to Mr. Bernard Pepper for all his kindness and help during Mr. Scholes’ illness.
THE ADVERTISER, FRI., JULY 31st, 1970
Home accident contributes to death
An accident at his home contributed to the death of a Thrybergh man, an inquest heard last Friday.
Mr. John Henry Victor Scholes (51), of 33, Vale Avenue, died in Moorgate General Hospital, Rotherham, on July 1st, following the accident at his home on June 23rd, and a verdict of death by misadventure was recorded by the Rotherham Borough Coroner, Mr. P. S. Gill.
In a statement, Mrs. Mary Scholes said her husband developed chest trouble in 1959 and had difficulty in breathing. He was helping to move some furniture at his home when he fell to the floor and complained of pain in his back but refused to see a doctor.
Eventually he did and he was admitted to hospital on June 26th.
Dr. J. Warrack, pathologist, said apart from his chest, Mr. Scholes was in “reasonable health.” The injury contributed to his death, although in a normal healthy person it would not have been so serious.