The Jarvis family became a part of my maternal family tree when Frank Jarvis married Eliza Jane Bowler Crossland (my first cousin, thrice removed) in 1880 in Rotherham. Frank and Eliza issued at least seven children. One died in a tragic fire incident (http://goo.gl/jITKPx). Another child, Stanley, was a radio and television dealer in Rotherham for many years (as was his son, David).
Frank and Eliza’s eldest daughter was called, Jennie. In 1901, Jennie married Frank Souter Wilson. On the 1901 Census, prior to their marriage, Frank was lodging with Jennie’s grandmother. However, on the 1911 Census, there is no trace of Frank Wilson but Jennie is a ‘House Keeper’ in the home of an Edwin Barron. In 1926, Jennie and Edwin married, in Rotherham. Jennie issued children with both husbands. I suspect that Frank Wilson deserted Jennie which would explain why many years passed before Jennie was able to marry Edwin. Bizarrely however, Jennie left her ex-husband over one thousand pounds in her Will when she died in 1949. Jennie is buried in Moorgate Cemetery, Rotherham whilst her second husband, Edwin, was cremated. Below is the obituary for Edwin Barron. Coincidentally, another of my relations (from my paternal side) was present at the funeral (William Charles: http://goo.gl/8jQx3R).
THE ADVERTISER, SAT., NOV. 26TH, 1960
LOCAL SCRAP FIRM CHAIRMAN DIES, AGED 83
MR. EDWIN BARRON, chairman of a local scrap metal firm, of 72, Wickersley Road, Rotherham, died at his home on Monday, aged 83.
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).
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.