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.

Jessie May Rodgers & Albert Victor Beaton


Fitzwilliam Road

Jessie May Rodgers, born in 1898 in Rotherham, is my second cousin, twice removed and daughter of George Rodgers and Gertrude Mary Pinder.

In 1920, in Rotherham, Jessie married Albert Victor Beaton. Together, they issued one child, called, Gerald Victor (1928 to 2006).

Albert died in Oakwood Hospital, Rotherham and Jessie in Sheffield.  Below are their obituaries.



Steel, Peach and Tozer from Blackburn Meadows


The death occurred on Sunday of Mr. Albert Victor Beaton, of 5, Oakwood Drive, Broom, Rotherham. He was 69.

Mr. Beaton, who was born at Fitzwilliam Road, Rotherham, had lived in the town all his life. Until his retirement, at the age of 65, he was employed at Steel, Peech and Tozer as a furnaceman. He had worked at the firm all his working life.

During World War One, he was a first class stoker in the Royal Navy.


Oakwood Hall

He leaves a widow, one son and one daughter.

Interment took place at the Moorgate Cemetery on Thursday, following a service at the St. Cuthbert’s Church, Herringthorpe, conducted by the Rev. S. Barker.

Mourners were Mrs. J. M. Beaton (widow), Mr. G. V. Beaton (son), Mr. and Mrs. H. France (brother-in-law and sister-in-law), Mr. H. Barnsley, representing Mr. and Mrs. F. Barnsley (brother-in-law and sister), Mr. and Mrs. P. France (nephew and niece), Mr. and Mrs. H. Garrison, Mr. and Mrs. H. Trezise, Mrs. I. Crookson, Mr. M. Hatton, Mr. Emery and many other friends, former workmates and representatives of Steel, Peech and Tozer.

Moorgate Cemetery, Rotherham - 13.07.09 (4)

Moorgate Cemetery


BEATON. – Gerald and Sheila thank the France family, all friends and the neighbours of the Oakwood Drive area for their sympathy and help and for their kind donations to St. Luke’s Nursing Home.