The Obituary of Oswald Stables
FORMER DARFIELD LICENSEE
Death Of Mr. Oswald Stables
The death has occurred very suddenly last Thursday of Mr Oswald Stables at the home of his daughter Mrs A Bellamy 11 College Terrace Darfield. Deceased, who was 76, was greatly respected in the village & previous to his retirement in 1932, was licensee of the Rising Sun Inn, Darfield for 41 years. Born at Newhill, Mr Stables entered the licensed trade at the age of 21(?) taking over the New Inn at Wath. Following this he took over the Queen’s Hotel, Winterwell, West Melton, & from there to Prospect Tavern, Hoyland. It was in 1891 that he took over the Rising Sun Inn at Darfield, from where he retired in 1932. He was one of the oldest members of the Barnsley British Co-operative Society, & was a member of 50 years’ standing of the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows.
There was a large following at his interment, which took place on Sunday afternoon, the Rev. H. Brown MA officiating. Great respect was shown in the village – blinds being drawn in the houses on the main roads as the funeral procession went by to the Parish Church, where a service was held, & then to the Cemetery, where deceased was interred in the grave of his wife, who died eleven years ago. The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Mr Holin Hammerton.
The principal mourners were – Mrs T H Spooner, daughter; Mr & Mrs A Stables, Wath-on-Dearne, son & daughter-in-law; Mr & Mrs W Stables son & daughter-in-law; Mrs B Stables & Allan Stables, daughter-in-law & grandson; Mr & Mrs J Stables, Sheffield, son & daughter-in-law; Mrs A Bellamy, daughter; Mr & Mrs D A Stables, son & daughter-in-law; Mr & Mrs A Stables, Wombwell, son & daughter-in-law; Mr & Mrs H Stables, son & daughter-in-law; Mr & Mrs O Stables, son & daughter-in-law; Mr & Mrs E V Stables, son & daughter-in-law; Mr & Mrs A W Coward, Low Valley, daughter & son-in-law; Mr & Mrs D Stables, son & daughter-in-law; Mr A Chance, Darfield & Jack Chance, Saltaire, grandson; Mrs W Winstanley, Mr & Mrs G Barber, Mr C Vaughan, Mr J Vaughan, Mr E Maiden, Mr J Stables, Mrs Conroy, Mr M Simpson & Mrs C Barlow, Wath; Mrs D Hughes, Bradford; Mrs A Fieldsend & Mrs Young, Swinton; Mr T W Illsley & Mr J Pearce, Yorkshire Miners (Houghton Main Branch); Mrs A Jobling, Darfield; Mr A Avill; Mr M Stenton; Mr J W White; Mr L Harrison; Mrs W Briggs; Mrs T Marshall; Mrs Manning; Mr & Mrs F Ibbotson; Mr F Woodward; Mr H Roystone; Mrs J Holden; Mrs P Neville; Mr & Mrs S Lawson; Mr J Johnson; Mr W Penaluna, & Mrs R Pugsley. The bearers were Messrs H Fisher, A Pugsley, F C Winder, E Jones & C Needham.
Floral tributes were sent from Dennis, Annie & family; Jim, Margaret & Roy, Sheffield; Albert & F Corrie (this should read Florrie) & family; Doris & Arthur & family; Ernest, Esther, Alf & Jack; Horace, Mary & children; Douglas & Winnie; Allan & Ida; Arthur, Alice & family; Oswald & Ethel; Ada & Alice; Bernard & Bernard; neighbours & friends.