Seth Strickland Smith is my first cousin, twice removed and son of Mary Elizabeth Rowbottom and James Robson Smith.
Despite being born prior to 1911, I have so far been unable to find Seth on the 1911 Census, when his parents were lodging in the home of Frederick Astell on Goosebutt Street, Parkgate, Rotherham.
Seth’s estate was not probated until 1953.
THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, MARCH 16th, 1946.
DEATH OF MR. S. S. SMITH.
The interment took place on Wednesday in the Haugh Road Cemetery, Cannon F. G. Scovell officiating, of Mr. Seth Strickland Smith, aged 39, who died on Sunday at the home of his aunt, Mrs. C. Scholes, 37, Netherfield Lane, Parkgate. A service was held in the Rawmarsh Parish Church. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Smith, of Netherfield Lane, and worked many years for the Parkgate Iron and Steel Co. Ltd., until ill-health three years ago.
The mourners included: Miss L. Rowbottom, Mrs. E. Rowbottom, and Mrs. Hughes (aunts); Miss W. Scholes, Mrs. Shearon, Mr. and Mrs. W. Cunningham, Mrs. A. Lee, Mrs. F. Dowson, and Mrs. L. White (cousins); Mrs. E. Smith, Mrs. M. Watkinson, Mrs. J. Cook, Mrs. E. Taylor, Mr. W. Banks and neighbours; Fitzwilliam Road, Rotherham. Owing to illness Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Scholes and Mrs. D. Rowbottom (uncles and aunts) were unable to be present.