Featherstone, Hannah (nee Harrison) (1844-1916)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by J.G. Bowran

After six years of constant affliction Hannah Featherstone entered into rest on January. 4th, 1916, two days short of her seventy-second year. Many will recall the days when she laboured with her husband, the late Rev. John Featherstone. 

Born in Upper Weardale, from her earliest days she was identified with our Church. In 1869 she was married, and travelled in the Gateshead, Whitby, Crook, Westgate, Shotley Bridge, Hexham, Eyemouth, Stokesley, Richmond, Pickering, Leeds I, and Horncastle stations. She was her husband’s true helpmeet. We have read the letters which have come from Dr. Dalton, Revs. John Elliott, Fred Humble, and others, and all bear grateful testimony to the nobility of her womanhood and the beneficence of her deeds. “A brave, good woman,” she was, “so wise and competent.” Hers was “a life of goodness and ungrudging service.” And we too recall the many appreciations we have heard of the life she lived when health was given, and the gracious impression she created.

For twenty years she has been widowed, but as long as she was able she helped. the churches. Her faith and brightness were the tokens of divine grace. It was God’s grace, too, that upheld the daughter in her mother’s protracted affliction. On January 7th she was laid to rest in Norton Churchyard, Stockton-on-Tees. Rev. J.G. Bowran conducted a service in the home and at the graveside. To the daughter now left alone we tender our respectful and tender sympathy.

Family

Hannah was born abt1844 in Weardale, Co. Durham.

She married John Featherstone (1840-1896) in the summer of 1869 in Weardale, Co. Durham.

Census returns identify two of four children.

  • William George (abt1872-1882)
  • Mary Eleanor (1878-1955)

Hannah died on 4 January 1916 at Stockton on Tees, Co. Durham.

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1916/242

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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