A collection of stories, facts and notes from more than 10 years of my Shenton family history research. The Shenton family has a strong railway connection, from the 1860's with the South Yorkshire Railway in Sheffield and Mexborough, then with at least three generations serving the Manchester Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway, Great Central, LNER and British Railways.
William Shenton 1855-1913 Leeds Times Saturday 29 January 1887
The Leeds Times, Saturday 29 January 1887
A child aged 3½ years, the father of which is Wm. Shenton,
fireman, Garden-street, Mexbro’, was severely burnt about the face on Thursday
afternoon week, and died on Monday morning.An inquest was held, and the verdict was “Accidental death.”