Hackett, Edward (1861-1915)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine 

In the passing of Edward Hackett, at the age of fifty-four, the Rhosymedre Society has lost one of its most faithful members and devoted workers. No man was more deservedly respected than he, and his place in the Master’s vineyard will not be easily filled. He was without doubt one of God’s choice ones, a man in whose life there abounded many gracious fruits of Christian character. In his heart he was pure, in his soul clean, in his word true, in his act kindly and courteous. His cheery word, his genial smile, his hearty handshake were as the lily work around a character strong and true. 

From the day when, as a youth, he openly confessed Christ to the moment when God took him he lived the charmed life of a consecrated soul. He will be missed, especially in the Sunday school, where he so well and faithfully discharged the duties of superintendent. He loved children greatly, and they loved him.

For his sorrowing widow and children we pray the consolations of God’s tender Spirit.


Edward was born abt1861 at Llanymynech, Montgomeryshire, to parents John, a butcher (1861) and Mary.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Edward.

  • 1891 railway porter
  • 1911 railway station master

He became station master at Acrefair in June 1899.

He married Mary Roberts (1863-1930) in late 1885 in the Oswestry Registration District, Shropshire. Census returns identify four children.

  • Harry Wakeman (1887-1960) – an iron turner (1911)         
  • Herbert (1888-1974) – a teacher (1911); a headmaster of elementary school (1939)
  • Nesta Maude (1891-1972) – married John Mullinex, a railway signalman (1939), in 1919                       
  • Edward Stanley Evan (1894-1964) – a railway porter (1911); railway signalman (1921)

Edward died in August 1915 at Acrefair, Denbighshire. He was buried on 23 August 1915 at Rhosemedre.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1916/160

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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