Amos, Maria (nee Nightingale0 (1841-1916)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by T.W.

Dane Hill Society, Margate, sustained a severe loss in the passing of Mrs. Amos, the beloved wife of Mr. Councillor Amos, on February 24th, 1916.

She gave herself to the Saviour in early life receiving her first ticket of membership sixty years ago. Our sister joined the new cause in Margate, and became a Sunday school teacher, and later a leader of young people’s and adult society-classes. She was greatly interested in the temperance cause, being treasurer of the Band of Hope and allied with the B.W.T.A. She always found time for God’s house, and heartily supported it by her prayers and her purse. 

She was very much affected by the War, three of her sons having joined the Colours, and this, it is believed, hastened her end. She leaves a husband and nine children who mourn her loss. She lived and died in the faith—a life well rounded and well finished, and now she rests from her labours. 

She was interred in Margate Cemetery on February 29th by Rev. T. Whitehead, assisted by Revs. W. Easey and T. Meakin. A memorial service was held on the following Sunday morning.


Maria was born abt1841 at Dover, Kent, to parents James Nightingale, a builder and brickmaker (1861), and Maria Mutton.

She married John Amos (1840-1926), a builder (1881), in the summer of 1861 at Dover, Kent. Census returns identify nine of eleven children.

  • Charles Edward (1862-1938) – a jobbing builder (1901)
  • Susanna Elizabeth (1864-1931)
  • Charlotte Maria (abt1866-1933) – married Peter Featherstone, a musical instrument agent (1911), in 1906
  • John Rupert (1868-1932) – a carpenter (1891); builder (1911)
  • James Richard (b1870) – a builder (1901)
  • Alfred Albert (1875-1929) – a plumber (1911)
  • Frances Ann (1877-1917)
  • George Edward (b1879) – a carpenter (1911)
  • Ellen Edith (1884-1934) – married Frank Albert Singer, a linotypist (1911), in 1909

Maria died on 24 February 1916 at Margate, Kent.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1916/563

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