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Obituary – Mr. T. Turvey – Prominent Wombwell Tradesman

November 1937

Mexborough and Swinton Times November 26, 1937


Mr. T. Turvey
Prominent Wombwell Tradesman

A prominent and likable figure was removed from the business life of Wombwell last week-end by the death of Mr. Ernest Turvey of 10 High Street. He died on Sunday night after a long illness.

Mr. Turvey, who was, 58, was a native of Wombwell. A son of the late Mr. William S. Turvey, he was born in property a little above the Congregational Church in George Street, of which he held the freehold at his death. Mr. W. S. Turver and his brother, Mr. Thomas Turver came to Wombwell from the Crigglestone district as tailors and followed the business for many years, making clothing for most of the gentry within a wide radius of Wombwell. Mr. Ernest Turver followed them in the business but after he had acquired a full knowledge of the craft his health suffered and his father put him into business as a newsagent and tobacconist which he carried on until his death, first on the top side of High Street, between the market place and George Street, afterwards across the road. and finally at the junction of High Street and Station Road. His brother Mr. Harold Turver, who died some years ago, was also established by his father as a tobacconist.

Mr. W. S. Turver, who died 27 years ago, was for many years treasurer of the Wath District of the Independent Order of Oddfellows and when he retired he was succeeded in the office by, Mr. Ernest Turver who retained it until the war caused a break. He was a member of the Order throughout his life.

Mr. Turver’s great interest was the R.A.O.B. in which movement he had attained the highest distinctions the Province could offer. He lived up to the highest principles of Buffaloism, generosity and wide sympathy being a feature of all his associations and activities. He joined the order as a ‘founder of the Denville (Wombwell) Lodge thirty-one years ago and his loyalty never wavered. The lodges over a wide area held him in the highest esteem.

During the war Mr. Turver served in the Royal Air Force and was a member of the British Legion. He was attached to the Parish Church where his father was superintendent for many years, and was a generous supporter of the worthiest movements.

He leaves a widow and one married daughter.