Cleaver, Abraham Harold (1869-1942)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1911

Transcription of Magazine ‘Sketch’

Mr. Harold Clearer, the Chancellor of Bath 2nd Circuit, has held that position for upwards of seventeen years. That in itself speaks well for his devotion to the interests of the Church. He has been connected with Claremont Society all his life, Having passed through its Sunday School, and at sometime or other has held practically every official position in connection with the Society. A keen business man, he brings to the work of the Church those qualities that are indispensible to success whether in commercial life or in matters of circuit finance. He is heartily in sympathy with every part of the spiritual work of the Church, and is always ready to do his utmost to further the interests of God’s Kingdom and Primitive Methodism. He has represented the Circuit in District meetings, and has a seat on the District Committee.


Family and other information

Harold was most probably Abraham Harold Cleaver, born in 1869 at Walcot, Bath, Somerset, to parents William and Ann. William was a postman.

Harold developed a business as a bookseller.

Harold married Lelia Jane (Lily) Gardner (abt1872-1951) in the summer of 1892 at Bath, Somerset. Census returns identify three of four children.

  • Harold James (b1893) – a bank clerk (1911); emigrated to Canada in 1920
  • Doris Lily (1898-1970)
  • Donald Ewart (1904-1964) – a bookseller (1942)

Harold died on 4 July 1942 at Bath, Somerset.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1911/366

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers


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