Coldwell, John (1886-1914)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine C.H.

John Coldwell was born in 1886, and finished his earthly course on February 20th, 1914. He was the son of Primitive Methodists, and was brought as a child by his parents to the services of our Hoyle Street Church, Sheffield. With this Church he remained an earnest and devoted worker to the end of his days. While keenly interested in all branches of religious work, our brother’s sympathies and energies were particularly directed to the young. He was an ardent temperance worker. Taking the ‘’pledge” at the early age of five, he remained true, and ultimately became Band of Hope President. He also represented the society in the Sheffield Band of Hope Union meetings, increasing in influence and gaining the honour of the presidency of the Central Division of the Union for the present year. This honour, however, came too late for him to enjoy. As a Sunday School worker Mr. Coldwell was also devoted. His place will not easily be filled. 

Family

I have not been able to identify a John Coldwell born in 1886 at Sheffield, who died in 1914, in online records. Can anyone point me in the right direction. I suspect that there is an error in the birth year within the obituary. The picture looks older than someone aged 28.

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1914/498

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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