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.

George Henry Edwards

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George Henry Edwards, born circa 1877 in Rotherham, is the husband of Laura Jarvis, my second cousin, twice removed.

Below is George’s obituary.



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Frederick Street

An 82-years-old Rotherham fruiterer, Mr. George Henry Edwards, of 98, Frederick Street, Rotherham, died at a Sheffield hospital recently.

Born at Westgate, Rotherham, Mr. Edwards was in business as a fruiterer at Frederick Street for 57 years, until his retirement a few weeks ago. He served during the First World War with The York and Lancaster Regiment. He leaves two daughters, one of whom, Mrs. M. Batty, will carry on the business. The other daughter, Mrs. I. Heath, is at present living in Jersey, where she keeps a boarding house.

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Sheffield Crematorium

Cremation took place at Sheffield on Wednesday.

The mourners were: Mr. and Mrs. H. Batty, (son-in-law and daughter), Mr. A. Edwards, Mrs. M. Pearson (brother and sister), Mrs. S. Jarvis (sister-in-law, also representing Mr. J. Jarvis and Mrs. E. Chapman), Mr. E. Barron (brother-in-law), Mrs. P. Brignell, Mrs. R. Woolhouse, Mr. G. Pearson, Mr. W. Edwards (nephew and nieces), Mr. R. Davies.

EDWARDS. – On January 14th in hospital, George Henry, of 98, Frederick Street, aged 82, beloved husband of the late Laura Edwards and dear father of Madge and Irene.

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.

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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.

Crucifying Tax

George Jarvis - 70 Effingham Street, Rotherham - 1969

George Jarvis at 70 Effingham Street

George Jarvis, born in 1888 in Rotherham, is my second cousin, twice removed and son of Eliza Jane Bowler Crossland and Frank Jarvis. In 1910, he married Gertrude Padley, in Rotherham.

Below is a newspaper article pertaining to the closure of his business due to pressures from a change in taxation laws. The S.E.T. was eventually replaced by V.A.T.


‘Crucifying Tax’ leads to closure of another shop

The “crucifying” burden of S.E.T. has led to the decision to close another old-established Rotherham business – the town centre tobacco and confectionery shop of Mr. George Jarvis.

George Jarvis (advert) - 1930

George Jarvis (advert) – 1930

Just a fortnight ago, “The Advertiser” revealed that increased delivery costs and Selective Employment Tax had forced one of the town’s oldest family grocery shops (Beaumont and Stevenson, at Wellgate) out of business.

Now, Mr. Jarvis, who is to close his Effingham Street shop on May 31st, or when present stocks run out, says his retirement is not something which he has sought.

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George’s Effingham Street shop would have been along this row of shops (now demolished and replaced)

“Crucifying S.E.T. was the major cause of the decision to close down, he said.

It’s difficult

“The present Government have made things more and more difficult for the small shopkeeper, and I just can’t see small shops surviving in this particular trade,” he said.

Mr. Jarvis, whose business has also included wholesaling, added: “We in this trade have been working for a microscopic margin of profit, and now with the present legislation, plus cut price trading, the position is becoming impossible.”

Rotherham Steel Strip Classic Blade - George Jarvis - 1937

Rotherham Steel Strip Classic Blade – 1937

One of Mr. Jarvis’ biggest regrets is that present retailing trends will bring an end to the personal service aspect of shopping of which he has been a champion for nearly half-a-century.

Mr. Jarvis owned two shops in Rotherham for more than 40 years, after first setting up his own business in 1919. His shop at Doncaster Gate was recently sold, and now his Effingham Street shop, which he has owned for 48 years, is to close.

Tusmore Street, Rotherham - 1966

Tusmore Street – 1966

Although he is still very active, Mr. Jarvis also feels that his health is not sufficiently good to maintain the pressure he requires of himself to stay in business, although he has no particular plans for filling his leisure hours.

Born at Tusmore Street, Rotherham, he moved into retailing after some time in the tailoring trade. Over the years, he developed a keen interest in horse racing, and has owned horses for several years, with 18 winners since 1954.

He now owns only one horse, Linton Spring, trained at Wetherby.

His biggest ever success was in 1955, when his Dalstar won £1,323 at Haydock in the John Buggins Nursery.

Frank Thomas Jarvis


Fitzwilliam Road

Francis Jarvis, born in 1880 in Rotherham, is my second cousin, twice removed and son of Eliza Jane Bowler Crossland and Frank Jarvis.

In 1900, Francis married Alice Jane Bullock, in Rotherham and together they issued two sons called, Frank Thomas Jarvis (1901 to 1951) and Leslie Jarvis (1902 to 1971).

Alice passed away first, in 1927.


JARVIS. – On July 9th, at the Rotherham Hospital, Alice Jane, beloved wife of Francis Jarvis of 59, Fitzwilliam road.

Mr. F. Jarvis wishes to thank the Doctors and Nurses of the Rotherham Hospital for the care and attention given to his wife during her illness, and all friends and neighbours for their kindness and sympathy in his sad bereavement; also for floral tributes.

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Rotherham Hospital

Francis died in 1946.


JARVIS. – On April 10th, Francis Jarvis, beloved father of Frank and Leslie, passed away at 59, Fitzwilliam Road, Rotherham. Interment at 1 p.m., at Moorgate, Saturday, April 13th.

In 1932, Leslie married Elsie Breckin, in Rotherham and together they issued two sons. Leslie and Elsie are the grandparents of Suzanne Jarvis who died in tragic circumstances.


JARVIS. – Leslie, aged 68, died suddenly, August 12th, at 13, Wilcox Green, Rockingham; loving husband of Elsie and father of Joan and Leslie, loving grandad of Michelle, Suzanne, Jeanette. Thanking relatives and neighbours for their kindness and sympathy.

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Moorgate Cemetery

Below is a newspaper article published shortly after Frank Thomas Jarvis’s marriage to Dorothy D. Skellam. Frank and Dorothy issued a daughter together.


A DALTON WEDDING. – The marriage took place in the Holy Trinity Church, Dalton, on Monday, of Mr. Frank Thomas Jarvis, son of Mr. Frank Jarvis and the late Mrs. Jarvis, of 59, Fitzwilliam Road, Rotherham, and Miss Dorothy Devonshire Skellam, youngest daughter of Mrs. Skellam and the late Mr. Herbert Skellam, of Doncaster Road shops, Dalton Brook. The Rev. A. R. Denne, of Eastwood, officiated.


Holy Trinity Church, Dalton

The bride, who was given away by her uncle (Mr. Joseph Watson), was attired in a full-length dress of dove satin, with hat and shoes to tone, and carried a bouquet of pink roses and maiden-hair fern. The bridesmaids were Miss Hannah Haglington (niece of the bride), of Deal, and Miss Edith Margison, of Dalton. Miss Haglington wore a dress of silver grey georgette and hat to tone, and Miss Margison was attired in lemon crepe-de-chine and hat to tone. Each bridesmaid had a bouquet of bronze chrysanthemums. Mrs. E. Hant, of Cleethorpes, and Miss J. Bodkin, of Dalton, attended as dames of honour. Mrs. Hunt wore a dress of silver georgette and a black hat, and Mrs. Bodkin had a dress of black georgette and lace and a black hat. All the dresses were ankle-length. Mr. George Winder acted as best man and the groomsman was Master Jack Haglington.

A reception was held at the home of the bride’s mother, whose dress was of grey crepe-de-chine trimmed with lace. About 30 guests were entertained.

The wedding presents included a three-tier bridal cake, the gift of Mr. Joseph Watson (uncle of the bride). The wedding coaches were supplied by Messrs. S. Elmore and Sons.

Ethel Jarvis & Godfrey James Chapman

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Shenstone Road

Ethel Jarvis, born in 1894 in Rotherham, is my second cousin, twice removed and daughter of Eliza Jane Bowler Crossland and Frank Jarvis.

In 1916, Ethel married Godfrey James Chapman, in Rotherham and together they issued one son called, James R. Chapman.

Obituaries for Ethel and Godfrey can be read below.


CHAPMAN. – Suddenly, August 12th, at Havelock Bungalow, 55, Shenstone Road, Rotherham, Godfrey James, beloved husband of Ethel and father of Jim (Canada). Cremation 12 noon at City Road, Sheffield, Monday, August 16th; cut flowers by request.


Steel, Peach and Tozer from Blackburn Meadows


The death occurred suddenly on Thursday of Mr. Godfrey James Chapman (59), of 55, Shenstone Road, Rotherham.

Mr. Chapman, who was employed by Messrs. Steel, Peech and Tozer as a tool maker, had been at work the previous day. He leaves a widow and one son, who is married and has three children, and is living in Canada.

Mr. Chapman had worked for 14 years at Messrs. Steel, Peech and Tozer’s, going there from the Rotherham Forge and Rolling Mills as a maintenance fitter, in which capacity he had been employed at the Forge, where he had worked for about 20 years. In his younger days he was a keen football and billiards player.

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Sheffield Crematorium

Cremation will take place at Sheffield on Monday.



Cremation took place at Sheffield on Monday of Mr. Godfrey James Chapman (59), of Havelock Bungalow, 55, Shenstone Road, Rotherham, who died at his home on Thursday week. The mourners were Mrs. E. Chapman (widow); Mr. and Mrs. H. Chapman, Mr. and Mrs. F. Chapman, Mr. and Mrs. H. Chapman, Mr. G. Jarvis, Mr. E. Barron, Mr. P. Barron, Mrs. M. Baty, Mrs. M. Rodgers, Mr. and Mrs. J. Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. Hallatt, Mr. Popplewell, Mrs. Downing, and Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy.

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Rotherham Hospital


CHAPMAN. – On June 27th, at Rotherham Hospital, Doncaster Gate, Ethel, aged 67, of 10, Victoria Avenue, Rotherham, wife of the late James, passed peacefully away. Cremation Friday, June 30th.

Dorothy Moncaster

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Frederick Street

Dorothy Moncaster, born in 1904 in Rotherham, is the wife of Stanley Jarvis who is my second cousin, twice removed.

Below is Dorothy’s obituary. The premises mentioned in Westgate, now form part of the Shahjahan restaurant.


JARVIS. – On September 7th, suddenly, at her home, 40, Stag Lane, Dorothy, beloved wife of Stanley, loving mother of David Michael and daughter-in-law Denise, much loved grandmother of Nicholas and Paul.

Death of Mrs. D. Jarvis


32 Westgate

The death occurred last Friday of Mrs. Dorothy Jarvis, of 40, Stag Lane, Rotherham. She was 69.

Mrs. Jarvis was the wife of Mr. Stanley Jarvis, who for many years carried on an electrical business at Frederick Street, Rotherham. Mr. Jarvis has now retired, but the business is being carried on by his son from premises in Westgate.

Mrs. Jarvis leaves a widower, one son and two grandchildren.

Cremation took place at Rotherham on Tuesday following a funeral service at St. Cuthbert’s Church, Herringthorpe.

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.

George Jarvis & Gertrude Padley

George Jarvis - 70 Effingham Street, Rotherham - 1969

George Jarvis at 70 Effingham Street

George Jarvis, born in 1888 in Rotherham, is my second cousin, twice removed and son of Eliza Jane Bowler Crossland and Frank Jarvis. In 1910, he married Gertrude Padley, in Rotherham.

George was a well known Rotherham businessman with two Newsagent shops, at 70 Effingham Street and 2 Doncaster Gate.

Despite being a well known Rotherham man and living to the age of 97, George only received a very brief obituary in the Rotherham Advertiser. I have therefore included his wife’s obituary in this entry as it reveals more information; some of the attendees being well known Rotherham people.



2 Doncaster Gate

JARVIS. – George, aged 97, died peacefully on January 30, 1986, in Badsley Moor Lane Hospital. Cremation took place on February 4, 1986. The family of Mr Jarvis wish to thank all the staff of the hospital for their many kindnesses to him during his stay there.


Death of Mrs. G. Jarvis

Mrs. Gertrude Jarvis, wife of Mr. George Jarvis, the well known Rotherham businessman, died at her home at 74, Wickersley Road, Rotherham, yesterday week.

Mrs. Jarvis was born at Herringthorpe Farm and had lived in the Rotherham area all her life.


Badsley Moor Lane Hospital

Married in 1910, she had lived with her husband at Wickersley Road for the past 35 years.

Cremation took place at Rotherham on Tuesday, following a service conducted by the Rev. S. Barker at St. Cuthbert’s Church, Herringthorpe, where Mrs. Jarvis worshipped.

The family mourners were Mr. George Jarvis (widower), Mr. and Mrs. S. Jarvis (brother-in-law and sister-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. D. Jarvis, Mr. and Mrs. E. Barron, Mr. and Mrs. D. Milnes, Mrs. E. Walker, Mrs. M. Toombe and Madge (nephews and nieces).

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Rotherham Crematorium

Other mourners were Mr. and Mrs. A. Noble, Mr. and Mrs. K. Empson, Mr. and Mrs. S. Bird, Mrs. C. Birkett, Mrs. H. Gray, Mr. G. Spearing, Mr. E. Spearing, Mrs. N. Hamilton, Mrs. J. Cliff, Mr. E. Holmes, Mrs. E. Schonhut, Mrs. B. Kendall, Mrs. E. Vere, Mr. R. Bellis, Mr. E. Purshouse, Mrs. C. Hartley, Mr. G. Lewery, Miss J. Bailey, Miss K. Douglas, Miss C. Waitling, Mrs. M. Barlow, Mr. S. Hemley, Miss A. Jackaman, Mr. J. Newbould (friends) and others.

Stanley Jarvis


1945 advert

Stanley Jarvis, born in 1901 in Rotherham, is my second cousin, twice removed and son of Eliza Jane Bowler Crossland and Frank Jarvis.

In 1930, Stanley married Dorothy Moncaster, in Rotherham and together they issued one son called, David Michael Jarvis.

Obituaries for Stanley and his son, David, can be read below.



Oakwood Hall

JARVIS. – Stanley, passed away peacefully at Oakwood Hall Hospital, on December 11th; father of David, father-in-law of Denise, and loving grandad of Nicholas and Paul. Cremation took place on December 16th.

Death of Mr. S. Jarvis

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Frederick Street

Mr. Stanley Jarvis, of 40, Stag Lane, Rotherham, who founded a radio business in Rotherham in 1928, and retired from it eight years ago, has died in Oakwood Hall Hospital. He was 73.

Mr. Jarvis was born in Rotherham and for a time managed a radio shop in Doncaster before starting his own business with a stall in Rotherham market in 1928. He opened a shop in Frederick Street in 1932, which was demolished 2.5 years ago, by which time his son, Mr. David Jarvis, had taken over the business which included electrical supplies.


Unionist Club

Mr. Jarvis was well-known locally in his youth as a keen billiards and snooker player, and in later life he was a member of the Rotherham Unionist Club and the Woodlands Club. He had been a widower for just over a year, and leaves a son and two grandchildren.

Cremation took place on Monday at Rotherham, the Rev. M. Grylls officiating.


1973 advert


JARVIS. – David Michael, aged 55, passed away suddenly on June 4th, dearly loved husband of Denise, father of Nicholas, Paul and Penny and grandad of Benjamin and Oliver.

Someone loved and never to be forgotten.