Gingell, Leah (nee Dixon, nee Civill) (1836-1914)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by T.S.

Mrs. L. Gingell, of Bristol First Station, passed away in her seventy-ninth year. She had much joy in her life, and did good service for the Kingdom of God. A woman of marked individuality who dared to think her own thoughts and do things in her own way, she was sometimes misunderstood. Those who knew her best appreciated her most. 

Her spirit was youthful and sunny, her wit and humour laughter-provoking and without bitterness. It was a delight to her to minister to God’s servants. Our sister excelled as a worker for the annual bazaar. As teacher in the Sunday school and sick visitor, and as a lover of her Church she will be sorely missed at old Ebenezer, to which she belonged for forty years. In the home she will be missed by her husband, who is a respected and efficient local preacher and deservedly popular. 

Of her we cannot but say, “Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast entered into thy reward!”


Leah was born abt1836 at Marlborough, Wiltshire, to parents Henry, a collector of tolls (1851), and Elizabeth.

She married Robert Dixon (1827-1871), a saw mills labourer (1871), on 29 October 1855 at St Jude, Bristol, Gloucestershire.

She married Luke Gingell (1848-1916), a furniture dealer (1911), in early 1872 in the Clifton Registration District, Gloucestershire.

Leah died in  early 1914 at Bristol, Gloucestershire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1914/833

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