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Darfield’s Oldest Resident,

November 1927

Mexborough and Swinton Times November 4, 1927

Mrs Mary Morris, Darfield’s oldest resident, will attain her 92nd birthday next Monday.

She lives with her daughter, Mrs. E. Shaw, in Thomas Street.

Mrs. Morris is a remarkable old lady. She was born at Tickhill, and at an early age she had to earn her living. She lost her first husband in the Lundhill explosion in 1857, and was afterwards married to the late Mr. William Morris.

She has at least a hundred direct descendants. Her eldest son, aged 72, is abroad, and she has nine other sons and daughters.