Death of a Conisborough sportsman

April 1915

Mexborough and Swinton Times April 3, 1915

Death of a Conisborough sportsman

We regret to announce the death of Mr. Barker, Low Road, Conisborough, which took place on Saturday. Mr. Barker was well-known in Conisborough and district as he has taken an active part in the organisation of outdoor sport.

In his early days he was a capital sprint runner. Up to the time of his death he was a member of the St. Peters football club and sports committee. Also a member of the agricultural show committee.

When in his usual health he took an active part during election times as a keen supporter of the Conservative party and was a member of the Conisborough Conservative and Unionist Association. He was formerly a trustee of the Castle Working Men’s club.

Mr. Barker was also an owner of house property in Conisborough.

He had been in indifferent health for the past nine years, but only took to his bed on Tuesday and died on Saturday of chronic bronchitis at the early age of 47 years.

He leaves a wife and four sons, and three daughters. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon at Conisborough Cemetery the rev. W. A. Strawbridge conducted the funeral service. The coughing was a pitch pine, with brass mounts. The plate was inscribed “Harry Barker, died April 3, 1915, aged 47 years.”

Mr. L. Greathead had charge of the funeral arrangements, and Mr. A. Low supplied the carriages. The bearers were Messrs. R. Sampson, J. W. Davey. C. During. and A. Jackson.