Austin, Emma (nee Mitchell, formerly Toher) 1829-1911

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1912
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1912
Memorial to Emma & Thomas Austin | Geoff Dickinson Jan 2014
Memorial to Emma & Thomas Austin
Geoff Dickinson Jan 2014

Emma was baptised on 12 April 1829 at Wybunbury, Cheshire. Her parents were William and Mary Mitchell. William was a farmer at Weston, Cheshire. By 1871, Mary, a widow, was a grocer living at Hankelow, Cheshire.

Emma served as a Society Steward at Hatherton, Cheshire. She was a class leader, an avid collector for missionary funds and a local preacher for 50 years.

Her home was a place of hospitality for travelling and local preachers.

See the attached document for the full text of her obituary in the Primitive Methodist Magazine.

Family

Emma married John Toher (b abt 1830), a farm labourer from Ireland, on 7 February 1853 at Hanley, Staffordshire.

Emma married Thomas Austin (1829-1915), a farmer and grocer, and became step-mother to his three children in the spring of 1880.

Emma died on 9 July 1911 at Hatherton and was buried at Wybunbury, Cheshire.

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1912/79

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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