Thursday, 22 December 2016

George Carr of Crookes - one of the oldest chemists in Sheffield

I came across this obituary in the Sheffield Daily Independent dated 13th January 1926 whilst researching another article.

Apart from being one of the oldest chemists in Sheffield, George was also connected all his life with the United Methodist Church in Scotland Street Sheffield. In fact the family's connection with methodism stretches over 100 years.


I was also pleased to find out that the church in Scotland Street still exists and is now a listed building


From Wikipedia

The Carr family as mentioned in the obituary are buried in Crookes Cemetery. These are their burial records

CARR, Catherine (~, age ~).
     Died at On Walkley Tramcar; Buried on February 19, 1955 in Unconsecrated ground; cremated. 
     Grave Number 4161, Section A of Crookes Cemetery, Sheffield.
     Parent or Next of Kin if Available: ~. Remarks: Cremated remains.

CARR, Charles Henry (Retired, age 73).
     Died at Wyngrove Nursing Home; Buried on July 4, 1956 in Unconsecrated ground; 
     Grave Number 4161, Section A of Crookes Cemetery, Sheffield.
     
CARR, George (Retired, age 77).
     Died at 250 Western Road; Buried on January 15, 1926 in Unconsecrated ground; 
     Grave Number 4161, Section A of Crookes Cemetery, Sheffield.
    
CARR, Mary (Wife of George, age 71).
     Died at 250 Western Road; Buried on August 30, 1922 in Unconsecrated ground; 
     Grave Number 4161, Section A of Crookes Cemetery, Sheffield.



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