Dennison, Grace Ann (nee Maddison) (1867-1914)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by Emerson Phillipson

Mrs. Dennison, the daughter of William and Barbara Maddison, was born at Frosterley, October 23rd, 1867. Her home was Christian in a very real sense, all the family being deeply interested in the Church, and it was to her a dear and sacred memory that when very young she opened her heart to the Lord. She delighted in the Sunday school as a scholar, and afterwards as a teacher. In later years Mrs. Dennison was appointed leader of a class of young people, and many of them speak of her to this day and say they owe much to her. She found great joy in the services of God’s house, and had a special liking for the weekly prayer meeting and class meeting, in which she took an active part.

Her marriage took place on June 28th, 1900, to the Rev. Burnhope Dennison, on entering the Stockton Circuit. The marriage was ideal in character, and together they travelled in Stockton, Burnopfield and Stanley Circuits.. She diligently worked to raise money for the Church, both before and after her marriage. At the time of her death she was president of the Stanley Branch of the B.W.T.A.

Family

Grace was born on 23 October 1867 at Frosterley, Co. Durham, to parents William, a quarry labourer (1871), Maddison and Barbara Thompson. She was baptised on 9 December 1867 at Stanhope, Co. Durham.

She married Burnhope Dennison (1870-1914), a PM minister, on 28 June 1900 at Frosterley, Co. Durham.

Grace died on 28 August 1914 at West Stanley, Co. Durham.

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1916/152

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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