Hallum, George Smith (1859-1946)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1908
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1908

Transcription of Magazine ‘Sketch’

Mr. G.S. Hallum of Southampton 2nd Station, was born in 1859, converted when thirteen, and put on the plan at seventeen years of age. Taking a practical part in paying of the debt on an old chapel he took a leading part in the erection and Debt Reduction scheme of the new one, being trustee, secretary and treasurer. Four years Circuit Steward, he is a very acceptable “Anniversary” preacher, a life abstainer and non-smoker, practises systematic giving, has been delegate three times to District Meeting and twice to Conference. Mr Hallum is greatly blessed in his wife who was a good Primitive Methodist of Jersey, and also in his seven sons all of them abstainers, non-smokers and Methodists. Highly esteemed in the town he has served on the Board of Guardians, the Town Council, the Labour Board, and the Education Committee.

J. Turley

Family and other information

George was born in 1859 at Southampton, Hampshire to parents Alfred and Jane. Alfred was a harness maker.

Census returns identify George’s occupations.

  • 1881 decorator employing 2 two men and a boy
  • 1891 house decorator
  • 1901 house decorator and home agent
  • 1911 master house decorator and home agent.

George married Amelia Charlotte Shirvall (1861-1949) inn the spring of 1883 at Southampton, Hampshire. Census returns identify seven of eight children.

  • Howard George (1884-1918) – a schoolteacher; died of wounds in WW1
  • Stanley Shirvall (b1886) – a house agent (1911); emigrated in 1913
  • Gordon De Jersey (1887-1954) – a builder (1946)
  • Wesley Bourne (1889-1958) – resided in Canada for some time; a Canadian soldier in WW1
  • David Chedworth (1893-1965) – a builder (1946)
  • Reuben Arnold (b1898) – emigrated to Canada; a Canadian soldier in WW1; a commercial artist (1921)
  • Alfred James (1901-1984)

George died on 11 December 1946 at Southampton, Hampshire.

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1908/278

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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