Black, James (1885-1959)

1885-1959

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1932
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1932
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1932
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1932

Early years

James was born in 1885 at Burntwood, Staffordshire, to parents Thomas and Elizabeth. Thomas was a coal miner.

James was converted whilst a pit boy under the ministry of Rev Walter W. Price.

As a young man he moved to Heath Hayes and associated himself with the PM church in the village.

Business Life

At the time of the 1911 census, James worked as a stationary enginemen at the colliery.

Contribution to the Connexion

At Heath Hayes, James became Trust Secretary at a young age, and became a focus point for the development of the church. He became Secretary for the Cannock Circuit and later Missionary Treasurer for the West Midland District.

James was Vice-President of Conference in 1931.

Family

James married Ada May Bradbury (1884-1967) in the spring of 1912 in the Walsall Registration District, Staffordshire. Ada was the sister of Rev David Bradbury. Birth records identify one child.

  • James D (1915-1921)

James died on 15 March 1959 at Streetly, Staffordshire.

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1932/39

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

 

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