Betts, Elizabeth Ann (nee Peake) (1869-1914)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine

Mrs. Betts, of St. Annes-on-the-Sea, passed away on October 25th, 1914. One of the gentlest and most self-sacrificing of women, her loyalty and devotion to Christ and His Church were ever conspicuous; her regard for the needs of others was unique. In her early days at Everton Road Church, Liverpool, she gave to God the first ripe fruit. Her many friends in London will keep her memory green. In St. Annes-on-the-Sea we miss her as we would miss the light of the morning. To know her was to love her—so quiet, so modest, so unassuming, so unselfish! She was content if she could but minister to the needs of others. 

Rev. R.W. Callin, in a letter to Mr. Betts, says: “I have a very dear and tender recollection of Mrs. Betts; so gentle and kind, so beautifully humble and loving.”

Rev. F.W. Dodds and Mrs. Dodds write: “Words are  poverty-stricken as we remember the great kindness, the abounding cheerfulness, the ready generosity of Mrs. Betts’ disposition.” 

The interment took place at Anfield Cemetery, Liverpool. A memorial service was conducted on November 1st by Rev. A.J. Campbell.


Elizabeth was born abt1869 at Liverpool, Lancashire, to parents Joseph Peake, a tallow chandler (1901), and Ann Jones.

She married James Betts (1862-1937), a retired insurance manager (1911), in the summer of 1908 in the West Derby Registration District, Lancashire.

Elizabeth died on 25 October 1914 at St Annes-on-the-Sea, Lancashire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1915/161

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