Flint, John (1839-1911)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1912

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by James Badminton

Our Church at Masbro’, Rotherham Second Circuit, has suffered a severe loss by the death of Mr. John Flint, in his 72nd year, on Sunday morning, May 14th, 1911. He had been connected with our Church about forty-five years. 

Our friend was a Trustee for our College Road Church, and for a number of years was its Secretary. He also held the office of Society Steward, but his best work was in connection with the Sunday School, to which he gave more than forty years of constant and faithful service for thirty years being Superintendent. 

The funeral service was conducted by Revs. W. Franks, J. Badminton and G.G. Martindale. The remains were laid in the Masbro’ Cemetery, where a large number of friends attended. On Sunday, May 28th, a memorial service was conducted by Mr. H. Houghton.


John was born abt1839 at Langwith, Nottinghamshire, to parents John, a farm bailiff (1851), and Ann.

Census returns identify the following occupations for John.

  • 1851 scholar
  • 1871 grocer’s shop
  • 1881 manager Co-op stores (general dealer)
  • 1891 grocer’s manager
  • 1901 general manager (Co-operative stores)
  • 1911 retired grocery manager

He married Mary Wells (b1840) in the summer of 1868 at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. Census returns identify one of two children.

  • Ann (b1869) – a dressmaker (1891); married John William Wood, a life assurance agent (1911), in 1891

John died on 14 May 1911 at Masbrough, Yorkshire


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1912/243

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