Green, Harriet (nee Smith) (1825-1913)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by E.W.G.

The Burton-on-Trent Second Circuit has lost one of its oldest and most devoted members by the death of Mrs. E. Green, of Yoxall, who for fifty years had maintained an unbroken membership. As a local preacher she was very efficient and earnest; in Sunday school work she was very successful; her missionary box for many years gladdened the heart of the minister, and this year contained £3 13s. When homes and friends were few, Mrs. Green’s home was always open to our preachers, and her kindly welcome never failed. 

Faithful to her religious convictions, and loyal to her own Church, her fine Christian character won the respect of all, and she was truly beloved by many. For several months our sister was very feeble, but her faith never faltered. Interested in our work right to the last, she rejoiced in any success we were able to report.

She quietly passed away on October 30th, 1913, at the great age of  eighty-eight years. The funeral service on November 3rd was conducted by Rev. E.W. Gibson, assisted by Mr. J. Bassett.


Harriet was born abt1825 at Ashover, Derbyshire. I have not been able to identify her parents in online records.

She married Joseph Green (1827-1907), grocer’s assistant and methodist local preacher (1871) in late 1866 at St George & St Mary, Church Gresley, Derbyshire.

Harriet died on 30 October 1913 at Yoxall, Staffordshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1914/668

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