Glover, Lewis (1862-1912)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by B.F.

On November 12th, 1912, our Crawford Village Church, St. Helens Circuit, sustained an exceptionally heavy loss in the death of Mr. Lewis Glover. Of singularly even temper, sanctified by grace, he was a man of strictest integrity and honour, transparently honest and true to his convictions and to God, kind hearted and generous to a fault, always reliable, and giving of his best always to the Church he loved as his own life. It is seldom one is privileged to meet so fine an example of entire consecration to the best things. 

As might be expected, he was called to positions of trust and honour. Every official position the Church had to offer he had filled, and at the time of his death was class leader, chapel steward and one of the S.S. superintendents. To the Sunday School he was greatly attached, and was greatly beloved by the children and young people, and has left behind fragrant memories and an undying influence for good.

He was a native of the village in which he spent his life of fifty years, His death was sudden—almost a translation. His sorrowing widow, daughter and sons we commend to God’s love and care.


Lewis was born in the spring of 1862 at Crawford Village, Lancashire, to parents Lewis Glover, a coal miner (1871), and Ellen Crooks.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Lewis.

  • 1871 scholar
  • 1881 coal miner
  • 1891 coal miner
  • 1901 coal miner – hewer
  • 1911 coal miner hewer

He married Sarah Diggle (1867-??) in the spring of 1891 in the Wigan Registration District. Census returns identify two children. Sarah had a son, John Joseph Diggle (1888-1951), from a previous relationship.

  • Mary Ellen (1891-1934) – married Fred Swift in 1917
  • Thomas (1901-1965)

Lewis died on 12 November 1912 at Crawford Village, Upholland, Lancashire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1913/496

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