Fowle, Caroline Hannah (nee Stewart) (1826-1911)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by William Balls

Wallingford Society has had very recently to mourn the loss of an aged saint, Sister Fowle, whose place will not be easily filled and whose work and character are worthy of a permanent record. She was a living witness to a cheerful, optimistic and intelligent Christianity. To those who visited her as age and afflictions sharp and severe came upon her, she testified with a clear certainty of the blessedness and reality of true religion. 

With a very limited income she supported her Class and the missionary cause, and a certain proportion was laid aside week by week as the Lord’s money. Forty-nine sixpences were counted out of her missionary box by the writer at the last anniversary, and it was with real regret she gave up her much-loved box in her dying illness. When asked more than once whether she could afford what she gave, she would say with a quiet smile, “It’s for the Lord.” 

During her last illness, though without personal relations of any kind, many ministered to her from other churches besides her own. And all this was continued night and day through many weeks of long and even agonising suffering. She loved her Church, supported its ministry, testified to the power of grace, and has left behind a very fragrant memory.


Caroline was born abt1826 at Portsmouth, Hampshire.

She married John Jesse Fowle (1832-1909), a blacksmith, in early 1856 at Stockbridge, Hampshire.

Caroline died in the summer of 1911 at Wallingford, Berkshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1912/78

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