Mexborough and Swinton Times, July 16.
Death of Mr Thomas Henry Simpson.
Quite a gloom has been cast over the neighbourhood this week, owing to the death, after a protracted illness, Mr Thomas Henry Simpson, of Conisborough Priory.
For several months the deceased had been suffering from a tumour on the liver, but latterly it was thought by one of his medical attendants – Dr Rolling, of Stockport – that he was getting better, and his friends began to have hope of his recovery.
However, although the best medical skill was obtained, the deceased succumbed to his suffering at 8:30 o’clock on Tuesday morning in the 56th year of his age.
Deceased was theowner of the Ashfield Fire Clay Works, Conisborough, and the South Yorkshire Fire Clay Works, Mexborough, he doing an extensive business, especially in the manufacture of sanitary pipes, for which large orders have just come to hand from Hamburg and other places.
The works at Conisboroughhave been established for over 36 years, and those at Mexborough, about 21 years.
The deceased was also well-known as a farmer, and a great lover of horses, for which he has obtained prizes at the Doncaster, Thorne and other shows held throughout the country.
He was much respected in this neighbourhood, and his demise will most surely cause a gap which it will not be easy to fill up.
Some years ago he was elected as a member of the Mexborough Local Board, but as he found hisbusiness prevented his attending the meetings of that body, he resigned. He has been a Guardian for three or four years and up till his illness he has regularly taken his seat at the Board.
For over 30 years he was churchwarden at the Conisborough Parish Church, the parishioners only being too ready to elect him every year, he taking such a deep interest in the affairs of the church, and the Vicar feels the loss keenly.
Deceased, will be buried in the family vault at Loversall, near Doncaster today (Friday).