Bramall, Eliza (nee Cook) (1836-1910)
Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by T.K.
Early on Sunday morning, June 19th, after several months’ illness, Eliza Bramall, wife of the Rev. T. Bramall, of Birkenhead 1st Circuit, passed away, in her 75th year. Cradled in Primitive Methodism, the impressions grafted upon her memory in the pious home of her parents—Mrs. and Mr. Cook, of Sproston —never left her. As a minister’s wife for over 50 years she displayed great tact and discretion, and her sweet disposition and gentle manner won esteem and confidence. In many a town and village in Shropshire, Staffordshire, and Cheshire, her name is like ointment poured forth. Fully consecrated to God, she stood by the Church through storm and sunshine, and ably assisted her husband in many an arduous task. A pure, transparent soul, with a mind singularly free from prejudice, her life carried with it a gracious influence.
Jesus Christ was unspeakably precious to her, for she lived in daily communion with God, and died at last in the full assurance of seeing Him face to face. Her love for the Church, and her interest in Primitive Methodism, never waned; and as long as health permitted she was regular and punctual in her attendance at the services of the sanctuary. Had she retained consciousness a few days longer she would have had the joy of seeing her husband appointed a Deed Poll member of the Conference.
The interment took place at Bebington Cemetery, on Wednesday, June 22nd, in the presence of many relatives and friends, and was preceded by a short service in Mount Tabor Church, conducted by the Rev. T. Kynaston, assisted by the Revs. F. Smith, W. Spedding, and W. Gelley. A memorial service was held on the following Sunday in the Grange Road Church, and a very sympathetic congregation evidenced the sincere appreciation of one who had been a loyal and consistent member of the Church for more than 60 years.
Eliza was born abt1836 at Sproston, nr. Middlewich, Cheshire, to parents Randle, a farmer, and Catherine.
She married Thomas Bramall in 1859 at Northwich, Cheshire.
Eliza died on 19 June 1910 at Birkenhead, Cheshire
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1910/741
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