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.

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


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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.

Stanley Jarvis


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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.


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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.