Tom Rowbottom


New Street

Tom Rowbottom, born in 1871 in Parkgate, Rotherham, is my great grand uncle and son of Albert Rowbottom and Charlotte Yates.

Circa 1895, Tom married Elizabeth. Together, they issued four children, called, George Albert (1897 to 1976), Clarice Edna (1900 to 1903), Edith (1902 to 1992) and Florence Elizabeth (1905 to 1980). I have so far been unable to find a marriage record for Tom and Elizabeth.

Tom and Elizabeth moved from Parkgate to Greasbrough, sometime between 1902 and 1905, settling on New Street where they remained for the rest of their lives.

Doncaster Gate Hospital, Rotherham - 19.08.07 (4)

Rotherham Hospital

Below are obituaries for Tom and Elizabeth. Although the obituary below states that Tom died at home, according to his death certificate, he died in Rotherham Hospital. It is also worth noting that according to his birth entry, Tom wasn’t named Thomas.


THE LATE MR. T. ROWBOTTOM. – The death of Mr. Thomas Rowbottom, of 13, New Street, occurred at his home on Wednesday. Mr. Rowbottom, who was 65 years of age, was a cabinet-maker by trade. He leaves a widow, one son and two daughters. The interment will take place on Monday in the Greasbro’ Cemetery.


Church Street Methodist Church


Mrs. Rowbottom and family wish to thank all relatives, neighbours and friends, for kindness and sympathy extended and floral tributes received during their sad bereavement. They also thank the staff and nurses of the Rotherham General Hospital.

THE LATE MR. T. ROWBOTTOM. – The funeral took place in the Greasbro’ Cemetery on Monday of Mr. Thomas Rowbottom, of 13, New Street, Greasbro,’ whose death was reported in our last issue. The Rev. F. W. Doar, of Rotherham, officiated at the interment and the mourners included Mrs. Rowbottom (widow), Mr. G. A. Rowbottom (son), the Misses E. and F. E. Rowbottom (daughters), Mr. G. H. Rowbottom (brother), Mr. and Mrs. Hughes (brother-in-law and sister), Mrs. Scholes (sister), Mrs. A. Rowbottom, Mrs. F. Rowbottom and Mrs. D. Rowbottom (sisters-in-law), Mrs. Bell (cousin), Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Dowson, Mrs. M. Hughes and Miss Scholes (nieces), Mr. R. Barker, Mrs. Pearson and Miss Wilson. Mrs. Trueman, Mrs. Mason, and Mr. Taylor represented the Church Street Methodist Church. Floral tributes were sent by the widow and family, “From Clifton Bank,” Mrs. Hughes and family, Mrs. Scholes, Mrs. Bell, Miss Wilson, Mr. R. Barker, Mr. and Mrs. Bailey, and other friends.


Greasbrough Cemetery



At the age of 75 Mrs. Rowbottom, widow of Mr. Thomas Rowbottom, died at her home, New Street, Greasbro’, on Sunday, leaving a son and two daughters.

The interment was in the Greasbro’ Cemetery on Thursday, the Rev. Walter Budd officiating.

The mourners included Mr. G. A. Rowbottom (son); Miss F. E. Rowbottom (daughter); Mr. and Mrs. Barker (son-in-law and daughter); Miss L. Rowbottom, Mrs. R. S. Hughes, Mrs. A. Rowbottom, and Mrs. D. Rowbottom (sisters-in-law), Mrs. A. Lee, Mrs. R. Hughes, and Miss W. Scholes (nieces); Mrs. Mason, Mrs. Pearson, Mrs. Elmore, and Miss E. Lambert.


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