Carefoot, Ann (nee Gray) (1843-1910)
Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by T.C. Showell
Mrs. Carefoot was born July 15th, 1846, at Chorley, and was converted forty-three years ago. After her marriage with Thomas Carefoot, they removed to Preston, Longridge, and Heywood, where she did quiet but devoted work in the Church. Removing to Haslingden, the family joined Townsend Fold Society.
Never robust, often suffering great pain, she yet managed to do service for her Lord. Her generous hospitality will ever be remembered by scores of preachers. She was a quiet, unassuming, yet cheerful soul, with a kindly generous heart, always responsive to need. She loved the sanctuary, and had a warm place in her heart for the Missionary cause. Her box the last three years produced over £8. For two years her sufferings were acute, but she bore all with patient heroism, and gave striking evidence of faith in her Saviour.
The summons came July 8th. In the little chapel she loved loving tribute was paid to her gracious character. Then the frail body was interred in Preston Cemetery. She leaves behind a sorrowing husband and daughter, for whom the utmost sympathy is felt
Ann was born on 15 July 1843 at Chorley, Lancashire, to parents John, a heald knitter (1861), and Margaret.
She married Thomas Carefoot (1846-1912), a cotton weaver (1871). Census returns identify one child.
- Ruth (b1873) – married James Henry Longworth, a cotton manufacturer (1911), in 1903
Ann died on 8 July 1910 at Haslingden, Lancashire.
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1910/993
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers
Note: Records identify that Ann was born in 1843, not 1846 as stated in the obituary.