Dennison, Annie Maria (nee Dicks) (1867-1909)

Transcription of Obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by M.H.B.

By the death of Mrs. Joseph S. Dennison, which took place on June 24th, the Oakham Circuit has lost one of its best members. Our sister was a consistent Christian and a loyal supporter of our church.

At the age of sixteen she gave her heart to God. For eight years she was a Sunday Sehool teacher at Leicester. Since coming to Oakham in 1891 she has been an active worker in all the departments of our church. Her work on the circuit was greatly appreciated, and beyond the circuit, many of our Connexional institutions found in her a true friend. For years she has collected for the Orphanage.

Our sister was a quiet, but thorough Christian. We esteem it a great privilege to have met her. Her disposition was kind, and her heart tender. She won the esteem of her own church and also that of the other churches in the town. 

The funeral service, which was largely attended, was conducted by the Rev. M.H. Bainton, assisted by all the Free Church ministers of the town.

The memorial service was held July 4th, when our circuit minister gave an appreciation of her character and work. Our prayer is that the bereaved family may be granted the consolation of God, and that the memory of our sister’s life and character may be to all who knew her an abiding inspiration. 

“Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.”


Annie was born abt1867 at Leicester, Leicestershire, to parents John Joseph Dicks (b1836), a (shoe) trimmer and grocer (1881), and Ann Maria Manton.

Before her marriage Annie worked as a shoe fitter.

She married Joseph Samuel Dennison (1867-1956), a tent manufacturer, in the summer of 1891 at Leicester, Leicestershire. Census returns identify one child.

  • Joseph Brook (1892-1954) – assistant tent works (1911); a coal porter (1939)

Annie died on 24 June 1909 at Oakham, Rutland.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1909/746

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