Zion Congregational Church, Ripponden: Graves



This is a collection of Monumental Inscriptions from the Graveyard at Zion Congregational Church, Ripponden

The RZC Numbers refer to the grave numbers on Alan Shaw's Plan of the Graveyard

This document was prepared from text kindly supplied by Alan Shaw from his CD Monumental Inscriptions in the Ripponden Area


RZC 101

Sweet and Tender Memories of KATHLEEN, dearly loved daughter of Harry and Annie Wadsworth, of Holly Bank, Died Feb 17th 1933, Aged 19 Years.
"With an unfading love unto her whom we so loved, not yesterday or today only, but always."
"A daily thought, a deep silent sorrow."
In ever loving memory of a very dear Husband Dad and Grandpa, HARRY who died Dec 12th 1952,
A silent memory so lovingly kept
On a loose plaque:
In Loving Memory of ANNIE the beloved wife of the above who died 1st Nov 1969

RZC 102

In Loving Memory of SARAH, the beloved wife of Ramsden Normanton, who died May 2nd 1933, Aged 65 Years.
Also the above RAMSDEN NORMANTON, who died February 1st 1951, Aged 82 Years.
Also JOE, son of the above And dearly loved husband of Ida Normanton who died Aug 17th 1951 Aged 62 Years.

Also BRYAN LINCOLN Grand-son of the above.

RZC 103

In Loving Memory of MARY The beloved wife of ABRAHAM BATESON, who died November 9th 1933 Aged 63 Years.
Also the above ABRAHAM BATESON who died January 14th 1958, Aged 85 Years.

RZC 104

No monument

RZC 105

In Loving Memory of JOHN BENJAMIN SIMPSON, who died January 20th 1935, Aged 73 Years.
Also MARY, his beloved wife, who died January 28th 1935, Aged 74 Years


Also JAMES WILLIAM SIMPSON dearly loved husband of Amy Lucetta, Died Dec 15th 1956, Aged 71 Years

RZC 106

In Ever Loving Memory of FREDERICK MASON, who died July 3rd 1935 Aged 70 Years.
At Rest
Also SARA ANN MASON, beloved wife of the above who died Jan 4th 1939, Aged 72 Years.
Also FLORENCE ANNIE, dearly loved daughter of the above died Jan 17th 1969.

RZC 107

Treasured Memories of ERNEST, the dearly loved husband of Dora Simpson, Who died Decr 1st 1935 Aged 42 Years

RZC 108

In Loving Memory of FLORENCE EDITH the beloved wife of Walter Stott, who died March 13th 1936, Aged 49 Years.


Also EVA ELLEN STOTT who died July 16th 1951 Aged 76 Years.
Also HANNAH STOTT Died Nov 23rd 1955 Aged 75 years.

RZC 109

In Loving Memory of MARY HANNAH the beloved wife of Thomas Henry Brearley Died Oct 22nd 1936 Aged 75 Years. Until we meet
Also of the above THOMAS HENRY BREARLEY Died Jan 24th 1943 Aged 82 Years.
Also IVY BREARLEY Died April 21st 1968 Aged 73 Years.
On a loose tablet:

Also HILDA Beloved daughter Died 25th July 1969 Aged 76 Years.

RZC 110

Treasured Memories of MARY, the dearly loved wife of Harry S. Whitworth, Died Dec 2nd 1937, Aged 67 Years.
Also the above HARRY SAYER WHITWORTH Died May 18th 1957, Aged 77 Years

RZC 111

Sacred to the Memory of SAMUEL, the dearly loved husband of SARAH HEATON, Died Oct 10th 1937, Aged 66 Years.
With faith in god and man, he lived to serve.
Also SARAH, beloved wife of the above, who died Aug 3rd 1956 Aged 85 Years.

RZC 112

Sacred to the Memory of ELLEN, the dearly loved wife of William Briggs Lumb, who died Sep. 24th 1941, Aged 81 Years.
Also of the above WILLIAM BRIGGS LUMB, who died Feb 7th 1945, Aged 84 Years.

RZC 113

In Memoriam MARY HANNAH Beloved wife of Lewis Beaumont, Died Aug. 25th 1938 Aged 65 Years.
Also LEWIS BEAUMONT Died March 31st 1960 Aged 87 years.
Also WILLIAM, Son of the above and dearly loved husband of Mabel Beaumont Died Dec 14th 1967 Aged 68 years.
At Rest

RZC 201

In Loving Memory of RILEY, beloved husba(n)d of SARAH H. HOWARTH, Died Feb 24th 1932, Aged 66 Years.
Also SARAH HANNAH, beloved wife of the above who died Dec. 6th 1938, Aged 71 Years.
Also ANNE, beloved wife of LLEWELYN HOWARTH, Died Aug 25th 1930, Aged 29 Years.
Also WILLIE HOWARTH, Killed in France April 9th 1917, Aged 23 Years.

RZC 202

No monument

RZC 203

In Ever Loving Memory of WALLACE OWEN, the dearly loved husband of ALICE ANN LENNARD, who died Aug 11th 1931,
"Brave – Unselfish – Loving"
Also the above ALICE ANN Dear wife & mother who died Nov. 12th 1965
Also FLORENCE MARY, Their loving daughter who died Jan 11th 1997
Also MARY HANNAH HIBBERT Sister-in-law of the above who died April 16th 1937

RZC 204

In Loving Memory of MARTHA, beloved wife of JOHN WILLIAM MASON of Ryburn View Ripponden Died Sept 16th 1931, Aged 71 Years.
Also of the above JOHN WILLIAM MASON Died June 19th 1937, Aged 77 Years

RZC 205

In Sweet and Sacred Memory of HEPHZIBAH WADSWORTH, who entered the Higher life Feb. 20th 1932.
Also MARTHA WADSWORTH Who passed away Nov 25th 1935

RZC 206

A Token of Love to ALBERT, the dearly loved husband of MARY SIMPSON, who died July 26th 1937, Aged 47 Years.
Sweet Memories Linger
Also MARY, beloved wife of Albert, Died April 3rd 1979
Also JANE BAILEY, Died March 18th 1932 Aged 85 Years

RZC 207

In Loving Memory of MARY HANNAH SHUTTLEWORTH, who died March 29th 1932, Aged 80 Years.
Also JOHN FRANCIS LUMB, Died May 6th 1943, Aged 66 Years.
Also HANNAH, beloved wife of the above John Francis Lumb, who died February 2nd 1965.

RZC 208

This is grave number 353 on the Zion records presumed lost when the church closed
In Loving Memory Of FREDERIC BATESON DIED SEPT 4TH 1954, AGE 83
ALSO ELLEN HIS WIFE DIED DEC 25TH 1932 AGE 63
ALSO HARRY SHAW SON IN LAW DIED MARCH 13TH 1959 AGE 65

ALSO CORINNE JANE INFANT DAUGHTER OF ALAN & CHRISTIANE SHAW DIED OCT 7TH 1966
CROSSLEY, OVENDEN

The space between Harry and Corinne was left for Adelaide Shaw, wife of Harry, but at the time of her death on the 8th of March 1987 the graveyard entrance had been walled up and was inaccessible. Her ashes were placed on the grave

RZC 209

No monument

RZC 210

No monument

RZC 211

IN THE LIGHT OF A GLORIOUS DAWN
In Loving Memory of WILLIAM HERBERT SUTCLIFFE Who died May 24th 1939 Aged 74 Years.
Also EMILY, the dearly beloved wife of Ernest Sutcliffe, who died July 29th 1946, Aged 61 years.
Also ERNEST SUTCLIFFE who died September 30th 1951, Aged 70 Years.
Also ALBERTA, sister of the above who died March 23rd 1958, Aged 86 Years.

RZC 212

Sacred to the Memory of EDITH WADSWORTH, who died December 30th 1937 Aged 70 Years.
Also BERTHA, sister of the above, who died Feb 22nd 1940, Aged 69 Years.
Also ELLEN WHIPP, sister of the above Born Nov 11th 1868, died Nov 7th 1950.
At Rest

RZC 401

No monument

RZC 402

No monument

RZC 403

In Loving Memory of JOE, The beloved husband of ANNIE WHITELEY, Died April 19th 1927, Aged 47 Years.
Also ANNIE, The dearly loved wife of the above Died May 11th 1946, Aged 65 years.

RZC 404

In Loving Memory of JAMES JACKSON, who died April 27th 1928, Aged 79 Years.
Also ELIZABETH, his beloved wife who died July 13th 1927, Aged 76 Years.
Also WILLIE, Son of the above, who died Dec. 2nd 1935, Aged 56 Years.
Also LOUISA, daughter of the above, who died March 1st 1966, Aged 80 Years.
Also MARTHA, daughter of the above, who died Jan 30th 1970 Aged 80 years.
Ever Remembered

RZC 405

Loves Tribute to ALBERT Beloved husband of ETHEL BROADBENT, who died Feb 21st 1929, Aged 35 Years.

RZC 406

In Loving Memory of JAMES FARRAR, Hollins View, Ripponden, Died March 31st 1929, in his 64th year.
Also MARY ANN, his beloved wife Died Oct. 12th 1940, in her 77th year.
"Gone But Not Forgotten"

RZC 407

In Loving Memory of LEONARD, the beloved husband of SUSAN ANN CROSSLEY, Died April 5th 1929, Aged 49 Years.
"Resting"
Also SUSAN ANN, dearly beloved wife of Leonard, Died August 13th 1960, Aged 79 Years.

RZC 408

In Memory Of JOSEPH MELLOR, the dearly loved husband of ELIZABETH ANN WHITELEY, Died June 7th 1930, Aged 73 Years
Also ELIZABETH ANN, wife of the above Joseph Mellor Whiteley, Died April 9th 1936, Aged 81 years.
"Peace, Perfect Peace."

RZC 409

In Loving Memory of BLANCHE, Beloved daughter of JOHN WILLIAM and SARAH CROSSLEY, who died July 17th 1941, Aged 55 Years.
Also DAVID, their beloved son and dearly loved husband of BETTY CROSSLEY, who died June 28th 1944, Aged 65 Years.
Also of the above BETTY CROSSLEY, who died Feb. 6th 1953, Aged 79 Years.
Also JOE, beloved husband of HANNAH MARY WOLFENDEN, who died Feb 8th 1953, Aged 74 years.
Also HANNAH MARY, beloved wife of the above who died Jan 10th 1983, Aged 100 years.

RZC 410

Treasured memories of BINNS HOWARTH, Died Dec 8th 1943 aged 76 Years.
Also of MARY ELIZABETH, wife of the above Died Dec 8th 1956 Aged 87 Years.
Also of their daughter MARY EMMA Died March 4th 1957 Aged 67 Years.
Also of their son MAURICE, Killed in Action in France 1918 Aged 24 years.

RZC 411

Treasured Memories of EDITH E., the dear wife of ARTHUR SIMPSON, who died Feb 16th 1944, Aged 56 Years.
Also ARTHUR, the beloved husband of LILY SIMPSON who died June 7th 1965 Aged 77 Years.
Also LILY SIMPSON, Died 18th Feb 1971 Aged 70 Years.
"At Rest"

RZC 412

In Loving Memory of LILLIAN, the dearly loved wife of WILLIE E. HORSFALL, who passed away 15th February 1951, Aged 62 years.
Also the above WILLIE E. HORSFALL who passed away 6th February 1957 Aged 69 Years.

RZC 413

IN LOVING MEMORY OF A DEAR HUSBAND AND FATHER JACK RIDSDALE DIED 6TH JAN 1972 AGED 59 YEARS
"At Rest"
IN LOVING A DEAR HUSBAND AND FATHER JACK RIDSDALE DIED 6TH JAN 1972 AGED 59 YEARS
"At Rest"

RZC 414

In Loving Memory of JOSEPH ASBURY, Died March 10th 1943 Aged 77 years.
Also of FLORENCE G. M. The beloved wife of the above Died Feb 22nd 1961, Aged 84 years.
Stockton

RZC 501

In Loving Memory of MARTHA, The beloved wife of WALTER WRIGHT, Glen View, Stainland. Died December 1st 1941 Aged 74 Years
"The Memory of the Just is Blessed."
Also of WALTER, The beloved husband of the above Died September 8th 1951 Aged 85 Years.
N JURY LTD

RZC 502

In Loving Memory of HARRY WHITELEY of East View, Rishworth, who died 12th August 1936
N JURY

RZC 503

In Loving Memory of MITCHELL, the dearly loved husband of MARTHA L. PARKER, who died August 20th 1946.
Also of MARTHA L, his beloved wife, Died June 24th 1957
In Loving Memory of MARY E. WHITELEY, Died September 19th 1956

RZC 504

In Loving Memory of GORDON the dearly beloved husband of GRACE GILLIES, Departed this Life 12th July 1969 Aged 67 Years.
"Until the Morning Dawns."
Also GRACE, who departed this life 23rd November 1973
252 N JURY

RZC 505

In Loving Memory of MARY née MARY HIRST the dearly loved wife of JOHN NOEL FLATHER who died 6th December 1966 Aged 68 Years.
Also of their son DAVID NEIL FLATHER 2nd Engineer Officer, Blue Funnel Line Lost at Sea, 14th December 1964 Aged 31 years.
Also of the above named JOHN NOEL FLATHER Dearly loved husband and father who died 3rd December 1972 Aged 79 Years.
251

RZC 506

No monument

RZC 507

MEMORIES OF
JENNINGS DUDWELL Hx
SWEET & TENDER
A DARLING MOTHER AND GRANDMA ADA CROSSLEY CALLED TO REST 6th JUNE 1973
BRAVE UNSELFISH
SWEET & TENDER
A DARLING MOTHER AND GRANDMA ADA CROSSLEY
CALLED TO REST 6th JUNE 1973
BRAVE UNSELFISH LOVING

RZC 508

Sacred to the Memory of My Dear Wife ELIZABETH ANN BOTTOMLEY, Died 8th July 1957. Aged 81 Years.
Also ALBERT, Beloved husband of the above Died 13th April 1958, Aged 85 Years.
Also SARAH JANE THOMAS, sister of the above, Died 10th July 1957, Aged 78 Years.





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