Clara Rowbottom & John Henry Scholes


Netherfield Lane

Clara Rowbottom, born in 1879 in Parkgate, Rotherham, is my great grand aunt and daughter of Albert Rowbottom and Charlotte Yates.

In December 1903, Clara married John Henry Scholes. Together, they issued eight children, two of which died in infancy. One of their sons, John Henry Victor Scholes, is featured on this website.

Clara passed away in 1964.

Below is an obituary for John, published shortly after his death.


Parkgate Iron & Steel Company


DEATH OF MR. J. H. SCHOLES. The funeral took place at the Haugh Road Cemetery, Rawmarsh, the Rev. K. Shackleton officiating, of Mr. John Henry Scholes (76), of 37, Netherfield Lane, Parkgate, who died at his home last Saturday after a long illness. A native of Wentworth, he came to Parkgate 50 years ago, after living for some time at Upper Haugh. For 25 years he worked as a crane driver at the Park Gate Iron and Steel Works, and was a member of the R.A.O.B. Mr. and Mrs. Scholes had been married just over 50 years, having celebrated their golden wedding last December.


Haugh Road Cemetery

Besides the widow, Mr. Scholes, leaves three daughters and a son. Mrs. Scholes was unable to attend the funeral, at which the mourners were Mr. and Mrs. T. Shearham, Miss W. Scholes, Mr. and Mrs. F. Hudson, Mr. and Mrs. V. Scholes, Mrs. P. Hague, Mr. and Mrs. Brewer, Mrs. Green, Mr. T. Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon, Mr. P. Shearham, Mr. T. M. Shearham, Mrs. White, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Ofozzard, Mrs. Hutchinson, Mr. G. Deakin, Mr. T. Chandler and representatives of the Park Gate Iron and Steel Co., Ltd., Messrs. F. Burton and J. Clark.



Mrs. Scholes and family thank all relatives and friends for kindness, expressions of sympathy and floral tributes, and Doctors Hickey and Philpot and Mr. Deacon for kindness shown during their sad bereavement.

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