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.

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 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).

Walker – Gregg

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Rockingham 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.

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.

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Saint Margaret’s Church

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.

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.

Swinton Wedding

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Saint Margaret’s Church

Bertha Walker, born in 1859 in Barugh, Barnsley, is my first cousin, four times removed and daughter of Richard Walker and Elizabeth Howcroft.

Below is a newspaper article published shortly after Bertha’s marriage to William Chambers.

MEXBOROUGH & SWINTON TIMES.
FRIDAY, June 14, 1889.

WEDDING AT SWINTON. – On Whit-Monday the town of Swinton was very lively on the occasion of the marriage of Miss Bertha Walker (eldest daughter of Mr. Walker, of the Barnsley Co-operative Society, Swinton), to Mr. W. H. Chambers, of Swinton. At about half-past eight o’clock the wedding party proceeded from the home of the bride’s father to the parish church, where the ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. Levett. The bride who was dressed in a slate-coloured silk with creme hat, was given away by her father. The bridesmaids were Miss L. M. Walker, Miss Wilson, and Miss A. E. Hamilton, and they were attired in white, with hats to match. Mr. A. Shaw acted as best man. The “Wedding march” was played by Mr. F. Harding. The following were also present:- Mr. and Mrs. Heaton, Mr. and Mrs. Walker, Misses E. M. Wilson, E. Wilson, Mr. Walker, &c. After the ceremony the bride and bridegroom, with their friends adjourned to the residence of the bride’s father, where a sumptuous breakfast had been prepared. Various toasts were given, and briefly responded to. Mr. Levett, in response to a vote of thanks passed to him by Mr. Heaton for presiding, said it had given him great pleasure to be with them, and he hoped that the bride and bridegroom would live happily together and that fortune would smile upon them. He (Mr. Levett) felt pleasure that the newly wedded couple were going to reside in the village.

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Swinton Barnsley British Co-operative Society

Among the numerous presents received were:- Mrs. Walker, pair of trays; Mr. Wilson, Hoyland, brass kettle; Mrs. Scraggs, butter knife; Miss Walker, Gawber, knives, spoons, &c.; Mrs. Hamilton, Darfield, antimacassars; Mrs. Gelder, vases; H. Walker, Gawber, half-a-dozen knives and forks; Miss L. Walker, Gawber, half-a-dozen wine glasses; Mrs. Shaw, antimacassar; Mr. and Mrs. Powell, Wath, cruet stand; Mr. Barr, Doncaster, pair of vases; Mrs. Walker, worked table cloths; Misses Mellors, Carlton, counterpane; Miss Wilson, Hoyland, sofa cushion; Mr. A. Walker, fire screen; Mr. and Mrs. Heaton, bedroom service; Mr. A. Shaw, timepiece, &c.