Jennie Jarvis


Unionist Club

Jennie Jarvis, born in 1882 in Rotherham, is my second cousin, twice removed and daughter of Eliza Jane Bowler Crossland and Frank Jarvis.

In 1901, Jennie married Frank Souter Wilson. On the 1901 Census, prior to their marriage, Frank was lodging with Jennie’s grandmother, Elizabeth Crossland (nee Burton). However, on the 1911 Census, there is no trace of Frank Wilson but Jennie is a ‘House Keeper’ in the home of Edwin Barron. In 1926, Jennie and Edwin married in Rotherham.

Jennie issued children with both Frank and Edwin, who were called, Marjory Wilson, Edna Wilson, Edwin Barron and Peter Baron.

I suspect that Frank Wilson deserted Jennie which would explain why many years passed before Jennie was able to marry Edwin.

Below are a number of newspaper articles pertaining to Jennie’s death.



96 - Moorgate Cemetery, Rotherham (Barron) - 31.03.14 (4)

Jennie’s grave

The death occurred on Thursday at her home, 72, Wickersley Road, Rotherham, of Mrs. Jenny Barron, aged 67, wife of Mr. Edwin Barron, managing director of Messrs. Edwin Barron and Sons, Ltd., iron and steel merchants, Don Street, Rotherham.

For many years Mrs. Barron worked actively for the Rotherham Town Cricket Club for whom she organised whist drives to raise funds, and she also assisted with refreshments. She was on the Ladies’ Committee of the Club, and was also a member of the Ladies’ Section of the Rotherham Conservative and Unionist Association. For a number of years she was a street group secretary for National Savings. She leaves a widower, two sons and a daughter.

The interment will be on Monday at 2 p.m. in the Moorgate Cemetery.

BARRON. – On January 27th at 72, Wickersley Road, Jenney, aged 67, the beloved wife of Edwin Barron.


Mr. E. Barron and family express their gratitude to neighbours and friends, doctor and Nurse Brown for the great kindness and sympathy extended to them in their recent sad bereavement also for floral tributes.

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