Abrahams, Mary (nee Monks, nee Hammond) (1852-1914)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine

Mary Abrahams laid down her earthly burden and ascended to the rest of God on October 9th last, aged sixty-two years. From her sixteenth year she had been associated in service with the Lord Street Church. She was Sunday school teacher and chorister, one of the first members of Christian Endeavour Society, a Good Templar, a I.B.R.A. member, Band of Hope worker, and member of the Birmingham Women’s Missionary Auxiliary. Nothing delighted her more than to be actively engaged in these, and she also did much good in visiting and helping the sick. The worship in the sanctuary was a great joy. 

Hers was a strenuous and useful life. Her faith was deep and clear, her courage unfailing, her zeal unflagging. She pursued her way with hope and joy until a cruel arthritis smote her limbs and ended her activities. Even then she kept her brightness and confidence. Her mortal remains were lovingly interred in Key Hill Cemetery, and a memorial service was held in our Lord Street Church on November 1st. And so “He giveth His beloved sleep.”


Mary was born in the spring of 1852 at Birmingham, Warwickshire, to parents Thomas Hammond, a glass marker (1871), and Eliza Peace.

Before her marriage Mary worked as a gold polisher (1871).

She married Albert William Monks (1851-1894), a tin plate worker (1881), on 19 September 1874 at Birmingham, Warwickshire.

She married Joseph Abrahams (1837-1919), an electro-plate worker (1901), on 20 May 1899 at St Peter and St Paul, Aston, Warwickshire.

Mary died on 9 October 1914 at Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1915/327

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