Buckley, John Thomas (1863-1954)
Transcription of Magazine ‘Sketch’
The personality and work of our Circuit Steward throw illumination upon the possibilities of the office itself when adequately filled. Both the Circuit and our brother are fortunate; the Circuit being well served, and himself in finding just the outlet for his fine business abilities and energies. Kidderminster Circuit is receiving the benefit of Mr. Buckley’s services while in the fullness of his powers, after many years of service in a number of capacities in the Lichfield, Banbury, Birmingham II, Walsall and Worcester Circuits. Mr. Buckley is a circuit, as distinguished from the mere society man, with influence which is felt everywhere. But even this does not limit his interests, as the West Midland District, in which he is so well known and where he has received striking tokens of confidence, will readily testify. In all he receives invaluable support in the broad sympathies and untiring devotion of his wife.
Family and other information
John was born in 1863 at Walsall, Staffordshire, to parents Andrew and Selina. Andrew was a coal miner.
John began work as a coal miner, but by the time of the 1901 census he had become an insurance superintendent.
John married Mary Elizabeth Grundy (abt1866-1890) in the summer of 1887 in the Lichfield Registration District, Staffordshire. Census returns identify two children.
- May (b1888) – a domestic servant (1911)
- Thomas Andrew (abt1890-1969) – an insurance agent (1911)
John married Elizabeth Rebecca Murphy (abt1871-1961) in late 1891 in the Lichfield Registration District. Census returns identify three of four children.
- Selina Elizabeth (abt1895-1962) – married Albert Roden in 1924
- Frank Ernest (1898-1989)
- Lottie Annie (abt1900-1931)
John died in the spring of 1954 at Birmingham, Warwickshire.
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1911/784
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers