Cocker, Esther (nee Entwistle) (1858-1904)

Transcription of Obituary In the Christian Messenger

ESTHER COCKER.— Another of God’s saints has entered the heavenly household, and thereby our Church at Spring Vale, Darwen, is sorely impoverished. Sister Esther Cocker was an excellent type of a true Christ-woman, and, in fellowship with her husband, our Society Steward, nobly served the best interests of our Church. She had a rich spiritual experience of the saving and sustaining power of Jesus Christ and living union with Him; His Spirit permeated every department of her life. Her home was the abode of tenderness and peace, and under its hospitable roof many of God’s workers were generously entertained. She delighted to serve her Church. Her words were few, but her good deeds many, and her quiet, unostentatious, efficient service we shall long and gratefully remember.

The end came suddenly and unexpectedly, and from the time of the seizure she was scarcely conscious. It was hoped she would be spared, but the Master had other work for her to perform. Quietly and peacefully she passed away to be with Him she so dearly loved, and whose service was her dearest joy.

JOSEPH MALAND.

Family and other information

Esther was born abt 1858 at Darwen, Lancashire, to parents Thompson and Jane Entwistle. Thompson was a cotton spinner.

Esther married Richard Cocker (1859-1928) in early 1883 at Darwen. Richard was a quarryman. Census returns identify one child.

  • Fanny (1884-1924) – married Henry Yates, a cotton weaver, in 1910

Esther died in late 1904 at Darwen, Lancashire.

References

Christian Messenger 1905/411

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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