Fletcher, Sarah Hannah (nee Baker) (1869-1912)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1912

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by Thomas Peatfield

Mrs. A. E. Fletcher was the daughter of Mr. H. Baker, who for many long years has been connected with our New Road Church, Battersea, S.W. She came with her parents some twenty-two years ago to Balham and joined our Church. Her work was largely in connection with the young people. She trained the children in song for the school anniversaries. As a member of the Christian Endeavour she was conspicuously useful and successful. For some time she was treasurer of the Balham Station Ladies’ Auxiliary Missionary Society. 

Her disposition was amiable, gentle, and gracious. Her illness was long, her suffering great, her patience charming, and her care for others exceptional. She was an excellent wife and a model mother. 

Her end was quiet and victorious. She was a beautiful spirit and a Christian whose witness was influential and abiding. For her parents, husband, and two motherless children we pray that they may have the consolation and strength which our Heavenly Father only can give. The writer interred her remains in the Streatham Cemetery and preached her memorial sermon in our Balham Grove Church.


Sarah was born in the summer of 1869 at Clapham, Surrey, to parents Henry Baker, a tailor (1871), and Sarah Bowskill.

She married Albert Edward Lection Fletcher (1873-1952), a commercial traveller for sanitary appliance manufacturer (1911), in the spring of 1900 in the Wandsworth Registration District, London. Census returns identify two children.

  • William Herbert (1903-1974) – an office clerk (1939)
  • Ethel Blanche (1906-1986) – a clinical research book-keeper (1939)

Sarah died in the spring of 1912 at Balham, Surrey.

Albert married Rosa Ada Wyman on 1 November 1913 at Holy Trinity, Upper Tooting, Wandsworth.


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