Challinor, Charles (1858-1913)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by P.J.F.

Charles Challinor was born at Utkinton, Cheshire, fifty-five years ago. Converted when a young man, it was not long before he became a local preacher, and for over a quarter of a century served faithfully in this capacity. He impressed by the simplicity of his faith, by the singleness of his heart, by the sincerity of his good cheer. His keen interest in the work of the Kingdom and his solid worth commended him to all. 

He was many times a trustee—of the  Utkinton, Tiverton, Bunbury and Beeston chapels and of the Tarporley Circuit manse. 

The messenger called him very suddenly to the Homeland on Nov. 20th, 1913. He rests in Bunbury Churchyard. Rev. John Roberts conducted a memorial service on December 7th. Many mourn his loss; most of all his widow and large family, for in his own household he was a king.


Charles was born abt1858 at Utkinton, Cheshire, to parents John Challinor, who worked the land (1861), and Frances Walker.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Charles.

  • 1881 labourer
  • 1891 threshing machine owner
  • 1901 threshing machine proprietor
  • 1911 farmer

He married Emma Taylor (1860-1929) on 30 August 1879 at St Peter’s, Higher Bebington, Cheshire. Census returns identify nine of ten children.

  • Mary (b1881) – dairy work (1911); married Edgar Wilson, a farm bailiff (1921), in 1918
  • George James (1883-1951) – a cattle dealer (1939)
  • Beatrice Annie (1885-1945) – a housemaid (1939)
  • Thomas (1887-1955) – a coal dealer (1939)
  • Florence (b1889)
  • Miriam (1891-1926) – married William G Dutton, a dairy farmer (1921), in 1920
  • Frank (b1894) – a butcher (1921)
  • John (b1900) – a butcher (1921)
  • Harry (b1902) – a cowman (1921)

Charles died on 20 November 1913 at heath Farm, Bunbury, Cheshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1914/332

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