The Stables Family of Wentworth
The main Wentworth branches of the Stables Family are descended from Michael Stables (b.1786, Barnburgh) and his wife Hannah (née Ellis). They moved to Tickhill after their marriage and many of their descendents spread out into the Wentworth area.
Other Stables families also moved into the Wentworth area from surrounding parishes. This included Isaac Stables from Darfield, and his wife Susannah Broom.
The obituaries that follow were very kindly provided by Margaret Smith of Huddersfield.
Unfortunately, the name of the newspaper and exact publication date are unknown but we can assume they were within a week of their death. All of the Stableses mentioned in these obituaries as mourners are descendents of George Stables (b.1864 Tickhill, d.1948 Wentworth), who was born in Tickhill but moved to Wentworth after his marriage to Sarah Ann Gelder.
Obituary of Sarah Ann Stables (née Gelder, d.1931)
The Late Mrs. S. A. Stables
The funeral took place at Wentworth on Monday of Mrs. S. A. Stables, of Lea Brook, Wentworth, who died unexpectedly yesterday week after a long illness. Deceased, who was 69 years of age, was a native of Lea Brooke, and had been practically an invalid for 20 years. The mourners included Mr. George Stables (widower), Miss Dransfield (sister), Mr. George Stables (son), Mrs Newbut (sister), Mr and Mrs F. Stables (son and daughter-in-law), Mr and Mrs E Stables (son and daughter-in-law), Mr and Mrs Caswell (son-in-law and daughter), Mr and Mrs Smith (son-in-law and daughter) and Frank and Harry (grandsons). The Rev. J. A. S. Griffiths (Vicar) conducted the funeral service. There were floral tributes from Mr. George Stables and ----- Mr and Mrs T. Stables, Mr and Mrs -----ell and Frank Jnr and Mrs Burrows and ---rs.
Obituary of Harry Stables (b.1920, d.1939)
Death of a local soldier-
The death occurred in Wath Wood Hospital, on Monday, of Trooper Harry Stables of the Dragoon Guards. Trooper Stables, who was 19 years of age, was the grandson of Mr. George Stables, of Lea Brook Cottages, near Wentworth.
He had been in the Army just twelve months, and had been stationed in Aldershot. Taken ill a few weeks ago while in the barracks, Trooper Stables was sent home on Wednesday week for convalescence, but on arriving at the home of his grandparent at Lea Brook, his condition became worse and he was taken to hospital after being attended by a local doctor.
Prior to joining the army, Trooper Stables was employed at the New Stubbin Colliery.
The funeral took place at Wentworth on Thursday, the service being conducted by the Rev. H. J. Barnard (Vicar of Wentworth). The mourners included Mr. E. Stables of Wath (brother), Mr. And Mrs. D. Ogden of Wath (brother-in-law and sister), Mr. G. Stables (grandparent), Mr and Mrs W. Smith, Mrs W. Caswell of Thorne, Mr. G. Stables (uncles and aunts), Mr. E. Dickson, Mrs. H. Stanger and Mrs H. Pearson. Among the floral tributes were wreaths from "Neighbours and Friends" and his comrades at Aldershot.
Obituary of George Stables (b.1891, d.1943)
The Late Mr. G. Stables
The interment took place in the Wentworth Churchyard on Wednesday of Mr George Stables, son of Mr. George Stables, of Wentworth, and the late Mrs Stables. A bachelor and 51 years of age, Mr. Stables died at the home of his sister, Mrs. W. Smith, Lea Brook, Wentworth, on Sunday. He was born at Barrowfield Gate and had resided at Wentworth practically all his life. During the last great war he served with the Late Earl Fitzwilliam's Wentworth Battery as a driver and was in Egypt for three years. For a few years after the war he worked at the Elsecar Main Colliery as a boiler fireman. He had been employed at the Rockingham Arms for the past 21 years. The Rev. H. J. Barnard conducted the funeral service, the mourners including Mr G. Stables (father), Mr. And Mrs. W. Smith (brother-in-law and sister), Mr T. Stables (brother), Mrs A. Caswell, Mr. D. Smith, Mrs Dransfield, Mrs Millward, Mr. E. Dickinson, Mr. P. Ogle, Mrs. Dyer, Mrs R. Wadsworth, Mrs. H. Hardcastle, Mrs. A. Jones, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. W. Watson, Mr. N. Ibbotson, Mr. A. Jones, Mr. J. Parkin and Mr. R. West.