Weaste Cemetery

Biographies of people buried between 1900 & 09

Isaac Rowland (1831 - 1902)

Isaac Rowland was a diligent servant of Salford Borough Council having worked for 45 years as a Committee Clerk.


The Salford Reporter of 8th March 1902, recorded the following: "The funeral of Mr Isaac Rowland of 3, Murray Street, Higher Broughton took place at Salford Cemetery on St David's Day. Mr Rowland had been employed by the Council for 45 years as Clerk to various committees of the Corporation and Chief Clerk to the Town Clerk's Department. He died suddenly on Wednesday 26th February at the age of 70".


On Saturday morning (1st March) a service was held at Isaac's residence, conducted by the Reverend Rowland Sturt, Pastor of Broughton Congregational Church, where Mr Rowland was a worshipper. The cortege of hearse and five carriages left his residence and proceeded to the Town Hall at Bexley Square, where it was joined by another fifteen carriages including Alderman Rudman (the Mayor of Salford), Mr James Corbett (Borough Engineer), Dr C.H.Tattersall, (Medical Officer of Health) and a number of other employees of the Council. The cortege then proceeded along Chapel Street, Cross Lane and Eccles New Road to the Cemetery. After a short service at the graveside, Isaac was interred in plot A5 of the Dissenters portion of the cemetery.