Bales, Jane Ann (1863-1911)
Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by F. Hobson
Miss Bales, of the Lord Nelson Street Society, Tyne Dock, died very suddenly September 28th, 1911. Born at Alston, September 20th, 1863, she was converted in 1883, and for twenty-eight years has been a most devout and active worker in the Church. As teacher of the Young Women’s Class for twenty years she has exerted a fine influence upon the young womanhood of the Church. Of a deeply spiritual nature, not only at all the means of grace did she cultivate her spiritual life, but daily at home she had special times for meditation with God. A diligent student of the Bible, she has been Secretary of the Bible Reading Union for a considerable period. For many years, and up to the time of her death she was a member of the Connexional Holiness Associations. She was a generous supporter of Foreign Missions. Great self-sacrifice has been displayed in her life.
The funeral service was conducted in the Lord Nelson Street Church by Rev F. Hobson in the presence of a full congregation. The interment took place at the Westoe Road Cemetery.
Jane was born on 20 September 1863 at Alston, Cumberland, to parents Jacob A Bales, a labourer (1871), and Mary Dickenson.
She died on 28 September 1911 at Tyne Dock, Co. Durham.
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1912/163
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