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.

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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.