Burton – Rodgers

Peter Burton & Arlene Rodgers - 11.07.1964

Peter Burton & Arlene Rodgers

Peter Burton, born in 1938 in the Rotherham district, is my third cousin, once removed and son of Leonard Ernest Burton and Dorothy Ivy Hudson.

Below is a newspaper article published shortly after Peter’s marriage to Arlene Rodgers.


Married at the Greasbro’ Congregational Church last Saturday were Miss Arlene Rodgers, of 27, Coach Road, Greasbro’, and Mr. Peter Burton, of 71, Watson Road, Kimberworth, Rotherham.

Burton – Rodgers

The marriage took place last Saturday at the Greasbro’ Congregational Church of Miss Arlene Rodgers, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Rodgers, of 27, Coach Road, Greasbro’, and Mr Peter Burton, only son of Mr. and the late Mrs. L. E. Burton, of 71, Watson Road, Kimberworth. The organist was Mrs. J. Drury, and the bride’s brother, Mr. Keith Rodgers, was soloist.

Given away by her father, the bride wore a full-length classical style gown of white silk grosgrain with a short train and a lace overblouse. She wore a head dress of flowers, crystals and pearls, and carried a bouquet of deep pink roses, stephanotis and lilies-of-the-valley.

Rotherham Cooperative Society - 03.06.07 (1)

Cooperative Society

She was attended by Miss Judith Ann Baker, Mrs. Joyce Rodgers (bride’s sister-in-law), and Miss Susan Jervis (bride’s cousin), who wore dresses of white cotton broderie anglaise with blue under-skirts, and head-dresses of blue carnations and lilies-of-the-valley. They carried bouquets of blue carnations.

The best man was Mr. Terry Wright, and the groomsmen were Mr. David Rodgers and Mr. Peter Rodgers (bride’s brothers).

A reception for 60 guests was held at the Co-operative Cafe, Rotherham. The bride’s mother wore a dress and coatee of green floral silk with gold and black coloured accessories.

For the honeymoon in Cornwall, the bride travelled in a lemon coloured suit with white accessories. The couple will live at 19, Vesey Street, Parkgate.

Leonard Ernest Burton & Dorothy Ivy Hudson


Talbot Lane Church

Leonard Ernest Burton, born in 1908 in Rotherham, is my second cousin, twice removed and son of Francis Burton and Sarah Ann Hudson Sturman.

In 1934, Leonard married Dorothy Ivy Hudson and together, they issued two children, called, Alan and Peter.


BURTON – HUDSON. – On Saturday, September 15th, 1934, at Talbot Lane Methodist Church by the Rev. G. W. Thorne, Leonard E. Burton, second son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Burton, to Dorothy I. Hudson, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Hudson.

Guest and Chrimes, Rotherham - 05.05.14 (18)

Guest & Chrimes

Below is Dorothy’s obituary.


BURTON. – On October 3rd, Dorothy Ivy, at Moorgate General Hospital, beloved wife of Leonard, and mother of Peter.

Grateful thanks to relatives, friends and neighbours for sympathy and floral tributes; also to the hospital staff, Ward E 3, for their kindness and attention during her short stay with them.


Moorgate Hospital


Mrs. Dorothy Ivy Burton, of 71, Watson Road, Kimberworth, Rotherham, died at the Moorgate General Hospital recently, aged 49.

Born in Rotherham, Mrs. Burton was employed as a meter tester by Messrs. Guest and Chrimes Ltd., for several years. She was a regular member of the congregation at St. John’s Church, Kimberworth Park.

Mrs. Burton leaves a widower and one son. Her husband, Mr. L. E. Burton, is employed as a bar mill foreman by Steel, Peech and Tozer.


Burton grave

A funeral service followed by interment took place at St. Thomas’ Church, Kimberworth, last Saturday, the Rev. B. W. Newth officiating. The mourners included Mr. L. E. Burton (widower), Mr. P. Burton (son), Mrs. C. Hudson, Mrs. M. Bolton, Mrs. A. Tinsley (aunts), Mr. D. Tinsley, Mr. and Mrs. Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. A. Hendy (cousins), Miss E. Burton (sister-in-law), Mrs. Felstrop, Mrs. Wiltshire (neighbours), Mr. and Mrs. R. Newton, Mrs. E. McCracken, Mrs. Butler, Mr. and Mrs. Beevers , Mr. B. McCracken, Mrs. Binns, Mrs. S. Green, Mrs. L. Dunworth, Mrs. R. Quibell, Mrs. P. Morgan, Miss J. Allott (friends) and representatives of Messrs. Guest and Chrimes Ltd.