Ellis, John (1852-1913)

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

The Threshfield Society (Grassington Circuit) has sustained a great loss in the death of Mr. John Ellis, who passed away on Christmas morning, 1913, at the age of sixty-one. The interment took place on December 29th at Linton Church and a memorial service was held on January 9th, 1914, at Threshfield Church. 

John Ellis was one of the quietest and most retiring of men, and yet there burned in him an enthusiasm which expressed itself for upwards of a generation in loyal and devoted service to his Church. He served as society steward and as Sunday-school superintendent. He was beloved by the little ones. In him preachers always found a sympathetic listener. Though seldom away from his church, he took a keen interest in circuit and Connexional matters, and was a diligent reader of our Connexional magazines. Greatly respected by the men among whom he did his business, his sympathy went out to all in trouble.

During his illness one always felt that here was a good man whose hold upon the spiritual world was great. He died as he had lived, trusting in Jesus.


John was born in 1852 at Linton, Yorkshire, to parents John and Elizabeth.

Census returns identify the following occupations for John.

  • 1871 farm servant
  • 1881 farmer – 40 acres
  • 1891 farmer
  • 1911 farmer

John died on 25 December 1913 at Thresfield, Yorkshire,


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1914/498

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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