Campbell, Sarah Annie (nee Telford) (1861-1914)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine 

Mrs. William Campbell went home to God on December 23rd, 1914. Her early womanhood was spent near to Shotley Bridge, but after her marriage the home was first in Sunderland and afterwards in Liverpool, a return to Sunderland being made ten years ago. In each church with which she was associated her cheerful and radiant spirit won warm affection from the young people; her home was a Bethesda. Needy causes found in her a most generous and willing response. The services of the sanctuary were to her a source of great blessing. She had a rare gift of friendship, which she cultivated and developed. Her devotion to her Saviour was akin to that of Mary. Nothing was too good for her Master and Lord. Her impulses were all generous. She knew nothing of meanness.

We cannot mourn for her unduly, for she suffered tragic pain, but never a murmur was heard within her room. In its isolation angels ministered unto her. We laid her to rest in Benfieldside Cemetery, an impressive service being conducted by Rev. Thomas Sellors.


Sarah was born in late 1861 at Shotley Bridge, Co. Durham, to parents William Telford, a paper maker (1871), and Mary Robson.

She married William Campbell (1862-1926), a commercial book-keeper (1901) and accountant (1911), in the summer of 1887 in the Lanchester Registration District, Co. Durham. Census returns identify one child.

  • Percival (1888-1895)

Sarah died on 23 December 1914 at Sunderland, Co. Durham.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1915/413

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