Cooper, Elizabeth(1834-1909)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1910

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by D.C. Cooper 

Mrs. Elizabeth Cooper, of Wood End, Wolverhampton, was one of the choice spirits, whom it was a joy to know and a benediction to meet. She had a genius for goodness, inspired by the most intimate sense of Christ, and a passion to serve that made life sacrificial. From a girl she was a sweet, beautiful example of faith, and added years brought continual enrichment, until over seventy years of life were crowned with patience, hope and lover that won trophies for Christ, and established many in faith. 

She was in early years associated in home life with the Rev. J. Maybott, and his beautiful tributes to her grace and goodness were echoed in many hearts gathered round her bier. Primitive Methodism is rich with such women. It is poorer to-day; for she has gone where her heart was fixed.

She is at home with God, but she has left a memory that is a sweet savour to all who knew her. The Church was not only enriched in her lifetime, but is enriched still by her work and her memory. Good and gracious lives leave behind them a heritage of priceless value. And this is as true of the women as of the men who serve our Church. If Sarah Kirkland, Mary Porteous, Jane Brown, Elizabeth Smith and Mary Birks enriched the church during their life here their work still abides. And the same is true of the more obscure saints of whom the Connexion as a whole has never heard.

Family

Elizabeth was probably born abt1834 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire.

I have been unable to unambiguously identify Elizabeth in Census returns. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Elizabeth died in the summer of 1909 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire.

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1910/489

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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