Edith Mary Pinder



Edith Mary Pinder is my paternal grandmother and was born in 1901 in Rotherham to parents, Matthew Henry Pinder and Alice Cunnington

In 1925, Edith married John Gilbert Mollekin. Together, they issued three children who were called, Beryl Marjory, John Malcolm and James Barrie.

Like her sister, Marjory, Edith was educated at Rotherham Girls High School.


Rotherham Girls High School

Edith died in 1952 following a series of strokes over a period of about three years. She is buried in Saint Alban’s Churchyard, Wickersley. Below is a newspaper article pertaining to her death.

The funeral took place at Wickersley Church on Wednesday, the Rector of Wickersley (Canon W. Sorby Briggs) officiating, of Mrs. Edith Mary Mollekin, wife of Mr. John G. Mollekin, 109, Melciss Road, Wickersley, who died last Saturday at her home after a long illness, aged 51.


109 Melciss Road

A native of Rotherham, she had resided at Wickersley for the last 22 years. Her husband is a British Railways signalman stationed at Rawmarsh. During the second world war, and for several years after, Mrs. Mollekin a book-keeper and accountant, was employed in the accountancy department of the Borough Treasurer’s office at Rotherham. Before being taken ill about 18 months ago, she was employed for a few months in the office of Messrs. A. E. and E. A. Sides, auctioneers, of Rotherham.

(Grave No. 31) Saint Alban's Church, Wickersley - 29.04.07 (1)

Edith’s grave

In addition to the widower, she leaves two sons. The mourners included Mr. J. G. Mollekin (widower); Mr. J. Mollekin and Mr. B. Mollekin (sons); Mr. J. Pinder (Fernhurst, Surrey), Mr. and Mrs. D. Pinder (Mundesley-on-Sea), Warrant Officer P. Pinder, R.A.F. (stationed at Hull), and Mrs. J. Webster, of Rotherham (brothers and sisters-in-law); Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Turnbull, of Morpeth (brother-in-law and sister); Mr. and Mrs. A. Hunter, of Hoyland (cousin and wife); Mr. W. Charles, of Whiston (uncle): Miss N. Charles and Mrs. M. Bates (cousins); Mrs. R. Harrison and Mrs. A. Longden, Mr. and Mrs. G. Norbron, Mrs. S. Shaw, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. G. Brotherton and Miss E. Ross. Mr. Mollekin and family sincerely thank Dr. Peckitt, Nurse Wooley, friends and neighbours for their kindness, sympathy and floral tributes.

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