Evans, Eleanor (1836-1913)
Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by L.J.J.
In the passing of Mrs. Evans, of Lower Aston, Bishops Castle Circuit has lost a generous supporter, and our society at Green one of its most devoted members. For over thirty-one years she had been deeply interested in the work of the church. Her life revealed much of the mind and spirit of the Master. Her greatest characteristic was a constant thoughtfulness and kindliness for others. She loved the word of God, and sought to guide her life by its truths.
One who knew her for years writes: “She was one of the finest characters I have ever known. My reverence for her increased from year to year; so boundless in her generosity, so tender-hearted, so gentle and uncomplaining, such a truly fine pattern of a true Christian.”
For the last eighteen months her health had been failing, and the end came suddenly on May 14th. On May 22nd the writer conducted a memorial service in our Church. We commend the family to the love and care of the Father.
Eleanor was born in 1836 at Tregymon, Montgomeryshire, to parents Richard, a farmer, and Mary.
She married Evan Evans(b abt1826), a farmer, in the spring of 1852 in the Newtown Registration District, Montgomeryshire. Census returns identify four children.
- Evan (b abt1859)
- Sarah Ellen (b abt1875)
- Robert Charles (b1879) – a farmer
- Mary (b1880)
Eleanor died on 14 May 1913 at Lower Aston, Montgomeryshire.
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1913/834
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