the above photograph appear Mr. And Mrs William Mathers and family,
living at 28, Hodroyd Cottages, Brierley. Mr. W. Mathers, aged 57, came
to this country 33 years ago from Belfast, Ireland, and was first
employed at Cudworth Brickworks for two years, and at various
collieries, including Grimethorpe, Monk Bretton, Houghton, and latterly
at the Hodroyd Colliery, Brierley, where he was employed as a deputy for
was married to (formerly) Miss Howson, the daughter of Mrs. and late Mr.
F Howson, of Cudworth, at the Cudworth Parish Church, the Rev. F. B.
Greaves, the Parish Vicar at that time, officiating, on August 24th
1902. The family consists of eight sons and five daughters; Miss
Katherine (30); Eleanor (29), the only married daughter (Mrs. Austin);
William (28), eldest son; Thomas (27); Francis, now serving in the Royal
Air Force being stationed in Grantham; Charles (24); John (22); Mary
(21); Benjamin (20); Annie (18); Florence (17); Henry (15); and Ernest,
aged 13 years, the youngest of 13 children.
recently Mr. Mathers was employed at the colliery, and now carries on
poultry farming on an extensive scale. A lover of all animals, he is
well known throughout the district as a dog fancier and breeder.
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