George Henry Rowbottom & Eliza Hoskin


Saint Mary’s Church

George Henry Rowbottom, born in 1866 in Sheffield, is my great grand uncle and son of Albert Rowbottom and Charlotte Yates.

On New Year’s Day, 1900, George married Eliza Hoskin in Saint Mary’s Church, Rawmarsh. Together, they issued three children.

Although George was born in Sheffield, he and his family were living in Parkgate, Rotherham by 1871.


5 Terrace Road

George was a clerk, probably at the Parkgate Iron and Steel Company, for a number of years before getting his own grocery corner-shop at 5 Terrace Road, Parkgate. George’s younger brother, Albert, had a shop on nearby Netherfield Lane. The shop on Terrace Road has since been converted into residential accommodation although I suspect only in the last ten to twenty years.

At some point, George and Eliza went to reside with their son, Louis, in central Rotherham, where they both died. According to the obituary below, George appears to have reverted to a job in the steelworks prior to his death.


14 Clifton Bank

I couldn’t find an obituary for George but below is one for Eliza.


ROWBOTTOM. – On September 27th, at 14, Clifton Bank, Eliza, widow of George Henry, aged 80 years. Service and interment, Moorgate, to-day (Sat.), 12.30 p.m.


The death occurred on Thursday at 14, Clifton Bank, Rotherham, the home of her son, Mr. L. Rowbottom, of Mrs. Eliza Rowbottom, aged 80, widow of Mr. G. H. Rowbottom, steel sawyer, who died last year.


George & Eliza’s grave

A native of Parkgate, Mrs. Rowbottom lived in Rotherham about 25 years, and at one time was an official of the Good Templars’ Society. She leaves a son and a daughter.

The interment will take place to-day in the Moorgate Cemetery, Rotherham.

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