Death of 25 Year Old Footballer

May 1908

Mexborough and Swinton Times May 9 1908

Footballers Death

Thomas Ellis, aged 25 years, of Station Road, Conisboro’, passed away at his home on Saturday. He was a well-known figure in local football circles, and for some years took a prominent part in matters connected with the cricket club, figuring regularly in the annual sports us a sprinter.

He was of a modest unassuming demeanour, was well liked in life, and much regretted in death. He succumbed to consumption.

The funeral took place at the Cemetery on Sunday, in, the presence of a large company. The Conisboro’ United Football Club, of whom deceased acted as trainer, were represented at the funeral by the following ‘bearers :—J. Warren, W. Davis Ernest Broadbent, Arthur Moody, junr., W. Burton, and F. ‘Saxton,

Wreaths were received from the family, the ‘Conisboro’ United Football Club, the Conisboro’ Sick and Friendly Society, the Glass Bottle Workers, the Working Men’s Club, and Miss Ada Tinker. The Vicar, the Rev. W. A. Strawbridge, conducted the service.