George Jarvis, born in 1888 in Rotherham, is my second cousin, twice removed and son of Eliza Jane Bowler Crossland and Frank Jarvis. In 1910, he married Gertrude Padley, in Rotherham.
George was a well known Rotherham businessman with two Newsagent shops, at 70 Effingham Street and 2 Doncaster Gate.
Despite being a well known Rotherham man and living to the age of 97, George only received a very brief obituary in the Rotherham Advertiser. I have therefore included his wife’s obituary in this entry as it reveals more information; some of the attendees being well known Rotherham people.
THE ADVERTISER, FRIDAY, FEB 14, 1986
JARVIS. – George, aged 97, died peacefully on January 30, 1986, in Badsley Moor Lane Hospital. Cremation took place on February 4, 1986. The family of Mr Jarvis wish to thank all the staff of the hospital for their many kindnesses to him during his stay there.
THE ADVERTISER, SAT., NOV. 25th, 1967
Death of Mrs. G. Jarvis
Mrs. Gertrude Jarvis, wife of Mr. George Jarvis, the well known Rotherham businessman, died at her home at 74, Wickersley Road, Rotherham, yesterday week.
Mrs. Jarvis was born at Herringthorpe Farm and had lived in the Rotherham area all her life.
Married in 1910, she had lived with her husband at Wickersley Road for the past 35 years.
Cremation took place at Rotherham on Tuesday, following a service conducted by the Rev. S. Barker at St. Cuthbert’s Church, Herringthorpe, where Mrs. Jarvis worshipped.
The family mourners were Mr. George Jarvis (widower), Mr. and Mrs. S. Jarvis (brother-in-law and sister-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. D. Jarvis, Mr. and Mrs. E. Barron, Mr. and Mrs. D. Milnes, Mrs. E. Walker, Mrs. M. Toombe and Madge (nephews and nieces).
Other mourners were Mr. and Mrs. A. Noble, Mr. and Mrs. K. Empson, Mr. and Mrs. S. Bird, Mrs. C. Birkett, Mrs. H. Gray, Mr. G. Spearing, Mr. E. Spearing, Mrs. N. Hamilton, Mrs. J. Cliff, Mr. E. Holmes, Mrs. E. Schonhut, Mrs. B. Kendall, Mrs. E. Vere, Mr. R. Bellis, Mr. E. Purshouse, Mrs. C. Hartley, Mr. G. Lewery, Miss J. Bailey, Miss K. Douglas, Miss C. Waitling, Mrs. M. Barlow, Mr. S. Hemley, Miss A. Jackaman, Mr. J. Newbould (friends) and others.
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