Barron – Callis

Thelma Callis & Peter W. Barron - Saint Alban's Church, Wickersley - 30.06.1955

Peter W. Barron & Thelma Callis

Peter Wilson Barron, born in 1923 in Rotherham, is my third cousin, once removed and son of Edwin Barron and Jennie Jarvis.

Following the death of his father, Peter continued with the family’s iron and steel business, located on Don Street in Rotherham.

Below is a newspaper article published shortly after Peter’s marriage to Thelma Callis.




Saint Alban’s Church

The marriage took place at Wickersley Church on Thursday, of Miss Thelma Callis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Colin Callis, 40, Bent Lathes Avenue Broom, Rotherham, and Mr. Peter Wilson Barron, son of Mr. E. Barron, and the late Mrs. Barron, “Denton,” 72, Wickersley Road, Rotherham. Canon W. Sorby Briggs officiated, and the organist was Mr. S. Briggs.

The bride, given away by her father, wore a crinoline gown of tulle, and Guipure lace, trimmed with diamante, and a full-length tulle veil held in position by a coronet of orange blossom, and carried a bouquet of orchids, stephanotis, and lilies-of-the-valley.

The bridesmaids were Miss Shirley Hurt (friend of the bride), and Miss Maureen Barron (niece of the bridegroom), wearing dresses of lemon and white flocked nylon and lemon petal head-dresses, and carried bouquets of lemon carnations, coral bride gladioli and lilies-of-the-valley; and Miss Kay Sewell (cousin of the bride) wearing a dress of white tulle and white petal head-dress, and also carrying a bouquet of lemon carnations, coral bride gladioli and lilies-of-the-valley.

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Davy’s Corner, Rotherham

The best man was Mr. E. Barron (bridegroom’s brother) and the groomsmen Messrs. Michael Barron and Brian Cutts.

A reception at Davy’s Tudor Cafe was attended by 50 guests.

The bride’s mother wore navy nylon and a white picture hat and fur stole, with matching accessories.

The honeymoon was spent in Italy, the bride travelling in an oatmeal suit with shocking pink accessories.

The bride and bridegroom’s future place of residence will be 67, Wickersley Road, Rotherham.

A Masbro’ Chapel Wedding


Masbrough Independent Chapel

Edwin Wilson Barron, born in 1912 in Rotherham, is my third cousin, once removed and son of Edwin Barron and Jennie Jarvis.

Following the death of his father, Edwin continued with the family’s iron and steel business, located on Don Street in Rotherham.

Edwin and his spouse, Annie, both died in 1989 and below is a newspaper article pertaining to their wedding as well as Edwin’s obituary.


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Masbrough Independent Chapel

BARRON – WORMALD. – June 1st, by the Rev. Norman Castles, in the Masbro’ Independent Chapel, Edwin, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Barron, to Annie, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wormald.



Aldred Street

The marriage took place in the Masbro’ Independent Chapel on Saturday of Miss Annie Wormald, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wormald, of 3, Brown Street, Rotherham, to Mr. Edwin Wilson Barron, eldest son of Mr. Edwin Barron, of Aldred Terrace, Rotherham. The bride’s father is chief clerk of the L.N.E. Railway at Rotherham, and the bridegroom’s father is an iron and steel merchant.

The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Norman Castles, M.A. (pastor of the church), and the service was choral, Mr. F. A. Schonhut, L.R.A.M., being the organist.

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Cooperative Society

Given away by her father, the bride wore a gown of ivory satin with a cowl neck finished at the side with a diamante clip. The dress had fashionable full sleeves with appliqued net, and there was also a veil of tulle appliqued with net leaves and held in position by a coronet of orange blossom. The bride carried a bouquet of deep cream tea roses.

Her two bridesmaids, Miss E. Barron and Miss E. Wormald, wore dresses of rose pink taffets with Marina green satin sashes and mittens. They also had halos and frilled muffs to match. The page boy was Master Derek Forster.

Mr. R. Wormald, junr., was the best man, and Mr. E. Holdsworth and Mr. J. Chapman, junr., acted as groomsmen.

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Don Street

A reception was held by the bride’s parents in the Co-operative Cafe, Westgate, where the guests were received by the bride’s mother, who wore a dress of Jubilee blue marocain and carried a bouquet of cream irises. The bridegroom’s mother chose a dress of black marocain with a corsage of beige cire lace. Her bouquet was also of cream irises.

The honeymoon is being spent in the Windermere district, and the bride travelled in a navy blue costume with hat and shoes to tone and an oyster satin blouse.

To the bride the bridegroom gave a Morocco leather handbag, to the bridesmaids he gave diamante dress clips, and to page boy he gave a wristlet watch. The bride’s gift to the bridegroom was a silk dressing gown.

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Rotherham Crematorium

The wedding gifts included a chromium standard lamp with shade, and a mirror from the Mineral Manager’s Department of the L.N.E. Railway, Doncaster and Sheffield.


BARRON. – Edwin Wilson, aged 77 years, of Wickersley, in hospital on Sunday, September 17th, 1989, much loved husband of the late Nancy and father of Michael and Maureen. The funeral service is to take place at the United Reformed Church, Stag, Rotherham, today, Friday, September 22nd, at 11:30am, followed by cremation at Rotherham Crematorium. Donations, if desired, to the British Heart Foundation, c/o Bartholomew & Sons, 6 Broom Valley Road, Rotherham.

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.



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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.

Edwin Barron

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Don Street

Edwin Barron married my second cousin, twice removed, Jennie Jarvis, in 1926. Edwin and Jennie issued two children together, called, Edwin and Peter.



MR. EDWIN BARRON, chairman of a local scrap metal firm, of 72, Wickersley Road, Rotherham, died at his home on Monday, aged 83.

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Masbrough Independent Chapel

Mr. Barron inherited the scrap metal business from his father. In 1948 it was formed into a limited company, known as E. Barron and Sons Ltd., together with his two sons, Mr. Edwin Barron and Mr. Peter Barron. The firm’s headquarters are at Don Street, Rotherham.

He was a member of the Sitwell Park and Thrybergh golf clubs, and of the Rotherham Golfers’ club. He was also a member of the Rotherham Unionist Club.

Cremation took place yesterday at Sheffield, following a service at the Masbro’ Independent Chapel, conducted by the Rev. W. Unsworth.

The family mourners were Mr. and Mrs. E. Barron (sons and daughters-in-law), Miss M. Barron, Miss A. Wilson, Mr. M. Barron (grand-children), Mr. G. Jarvis, Mr. and Mrs. S. Jarvis (brothers-in-law and sister-in-law).

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Sheffield Crematorium

Among the mourners were: Mr. W. Hague (representing C. R. Hague and Co. Ltd., Sheffield), Mr. A. Leigh, J.P., and Mr. F. Allott (representing Allott Brothers and Leigh Ltd., also Mr. E. A. Smith), Mr. L. G Ellis (representing the firm of L. G. Ellis), Mr. and Mrs. G. Millson (representing Millson Brothers), Mr. G. H. Boulton (representing the Rotherham Town Cricket Club), Mr. T. Chambers, Mr. F. P. Enright, Ald. L. J. Tarbit J.P., and Mr. F. D. Sidwick (representing the Rotherham Golfers’ Club), Mr. W. Charles (representing the Rotherham Steel Strip Company Ltd.), Mr. G. T. Spearing (representing the Sitwell Park Golf Club), Mr. J. H. Dickinson, J.P. (representing “The South Yorkshire and Rotherham Advertiser”), Mr. B. Cutts (representing Deans Electrical and Engineering Company Ltd., also Mr. J. Booth (representing Col. W. J. Nutter, Wentworth Estates Company).

Mr. H. H. Styring (also representing Mr. C. Hoskins), Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Hobson (also representing Mr. and Mrs. W. Sides), Mr. and Mrs. R. Bird, Mrs. R. Roberts, Mrs. G. Kniveton, Mr. and Mrs. R. Wormald, Mrs. C. A. Birkett, Mrs. P. Ellse, Mr. A. Noble, Mr. C. D. Burgess, Mrs. G. Brooks, Mr. T. Maw, Mr. A. Coates, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Downing.