Eric Early

9 Old Garden Drive

9 Old Garden Drive

Eric Early is my second cousin, twice removed and son of Frederick Ambrose Early and Mabel Hutchinson.

In 1936, in Whiston, Rotherham, Eric married Kathleen Mary Hanby and together they issued two children, called, John Craven and Kathleen Margaret.

Below is Eric’s obituary.


EARLY. – On Wednesday, August 5th, at his home, at 9, Old Garden Drive, Rotherham, Eric, aged 50 years, dearly beloved husband of Kathleen and father of John and Margaret, and second son of Mrs. F. A. Early and the late Mr. F. A. Early, passed peacefully away after a long illness. Interment Moorgate Cemetery at 3 p.m. to-day (Saturday), following service in Doncaster Road Congregational Church at 2.15 p.m. Sincerest thanks to Dr. Dziemidko, nurses, friends and neighbours.


The death occurred at his home on Wednesday, after a long illness, of Mr. Eric Early, of 9, Old Garden Drive, Rotherham.

Eric's Headstone

Eric’s Headstone

A native of Rotherham, Mr. Early had spent all his life in the town. Since the age of 15 he had been employed by Messrs. Thomas Firth and John Brown Ltd., and was a works accountant, but had not been able to carry out his duties for the past seven months because of ill-health.

He was an active member of the Rotherham Congregational Church and was Treasurer and a past chairman of the Men’s Circle. He was also a member of the Oakwood Tennis Club. He leaves a widow, a son and a daughter.

The funeral will take place to-day at the Moorgate Cemetery, following a service at the Rotherham Congregational Church.

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