Cole, Jacob Fell (1883-1917)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by R.W. Nelson

In the death of Mr. Jacob Cole, of Ripon, at the early age of thirty-three on Sunday, May 13th, a life of rare promise reached its earthly close. Born into a home of piety, the atmosphere and training of early years had a marked influence in his development. In the business life of the city he was an outstanding personality; in the home he was gentle and thoughtful; in the church faithful in service and generous in support. 

To the high office of circuit steward his brethren elected him a year ago. As a local preacher he was in great request. He was a trustee of the Ripon Church, and assistant class-leader to the minister.

The last rites were observed in the church he loved, and for which he laboured so devotedly, the Revs. R.W. Nelson and J. Bradley taking part, and later his remains were interred in the New Cemetery, in the presence of a large gathering of friends. On Sunday morning a memorial service was conducted by the writer.


Jacob was born on 22 August 1883 at Staithes, Yorkshire, to parents Daniel Cole, a fish dealer (1901), and Mary Ann Fell. He was baptised on 25 September 1883 at Easington and Hinderwell, Yorkshire.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Jacob.

  • 1891 scholar
  • 1901 assistant to fish dealer
  • 1911 fishmonger

Jacob died on 13 May 1917 at Roraima House, Staithes, Yorkshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1917/809

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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