Jarvis – Hobson


Church of Saint Mary Magdalene

David Michael Jarvis, born in 1932 in the Rotherham area, is my third cousin, once removed and son of Stanley Jarvis and Dorothy Moncaster.

David continued his father’s electrical business, founded in 1928, on Frederick Street, Rotherham before moving it to Westgate; further details can be read on Stanley’s entry by clicking on the link above.

Below is a newspaper article published shortly after David’s marriage to Denise Hobson. David passed away in 1987 and his wife, Denise, in 2016.


JARVIS – HOBSON. – On December 16th, 1954, at Whiston Parish Church, Denise Hobson, of 99 East Bawtry Road, to David Michael Jarvis, of 4, Allendale Road.



The marriage took place at Whiston Church, the Rev. J. Redrobe (Rector) officiating, of Miss Denise Hobson, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. Hobson, 99, East Bawtry Road, Rotherham, and Mr. David Michael Jarvis, only son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Jarvis, 4, Allendale Road, Rotherham.

Sitwell Arms, Whiston - 06.05.14 (2)

Sitwell Arms, Whiston

The bride, given away by her father, wore a ballet length white wool lace dress with pill-box head-dress of the same material and a short veil, and carried a shower spray of orchids.

The bridesmaids were Miss June Hobson (bride’s sister), Miss Pauline Firth and Miss Christine Firth (bride’s cousins), wearing bronze organza dresses and head-dresses to tone and carrying sprays of freesia.

The bride’s mother wore a sage green suit with fur stole and black accessories and a spray of freesia; the bridegroom’s mother wore a mushroom shade suit with fur stole and coral pink accessories.

A reception was held at the Sitwell Arms, Whiston, where about 50 guests were entertained.

The best man was Mr. Derek Harris and the groomsman was Mr. Leonard Fenton.

The honeymoon was spent in London, the bride travelling in a chocolate and oatmeal suit with oatmeal accessories.

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