William Charles

William Charles

William Charles

William Charles, born in 1880 in Masbrough, Rotherham, married my second great aunt, Winifred Pinder, in 1908.

William built their family home that he called ‘Wyvenhoe’ on Moorgate Road, Rotherham and I also heard that he built a row of houses in the Bradgate area of Rotherham.

Below is a newspaper article(s) regarding William’s death (special thanks to Ros Templeman for the photo of William).


100104 - Moorgate Road (Wyvenhoe), Rotherham (3)


CHARLES. – William, in his 90th year, husband of the late Winifred; peacefully at his home, 191, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, March 18th. Service, Talbot Lane Methodist Church on Monday, March 23rd, at 3 p.m., followed by interment at Kimberworth Parish Churchyard.


Mr. William Charles, one of the founders of the Rother Boiler Co., Ltd., and the Rotherham Steel Strip Co., Ltd., died at his home at 191, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, on Wednesday. He was 89.

Rother Boiler Company, Rotherham - 11.03.07 (4)

Rother Boiler Company, Rotherham

Born and educated at Masbro’ Mr. Charles, after leaving school, joined his father’s building firm of William Charles and Sons.

In 1917, Mr. Charles and his elder brother, Alfred founded the Rotherham Steel Strip Co., with other partners, and then the Rother Boiler Co.

At the time of his death, Mr. Charles was still a director of the two firms, and one of his sons, Mr. R. F. L. Charles, is still connected with Rotherham Steel Strip Co. Ltd.


William & Winifred’s headstone

Up to the time of his death Mr. Charles was an active member of Talbot Lane Methodist Church. He was also a keen gardener.

Mr. Charles leaves two sons, three daughters, and two grandchildren. Interment will take place at Kimberworth Parish Churchyard next Monday, following a service conducted by the Rev. Douglas Griffiths, M.B.E., at Talbot Lane Methodist Church.

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