Hall, Hannah (nee Baines) (1851-1915)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine

Hannah Hall, of Petre Street Chapel, Sheffield, was called to the Homeland on June 17th, 1915. When a girl she entered into the joy of believing. An old friend says:— “Forty-seven years ago we met at Peterboro’ in the New Road choir. She was most devout, always regular in her attendance at service and class meeting.” Removing to Nottingham and then to Sheffield, she first joined Stanley Street, and later the Petre Street Society. She worked in the Sunday school, and did what she could to extend the Kingdom of God. 

She was a gentle, God-fearing woman, whose faith, patience and hope will not easily be forgotten. A minister writes: “I can never forget her many kindnesses. She was always ready to do a good turn and show kindness to others.” 

The funeral service at Petre Street Chapel was conducted by Rev. A.E. Rose, who also, on the following Sunday morning, made fitting reference to the loss the society has sustained.


Hannah was born in late 1851 at Werrington, Northamptonshire, to parents James Baines, who worked the land, and Jane Smith.

Before her marriage, Hannah worked as a general domestic servant.

She married Charles Hall (1850-1930), a steelworks foreman (1891) and draper’s agent and collector (1911), in the summer of 1873 at Sheffield, Yorkshire. Census returns identify two of six children.

  • James Percy (1881-1965) – accountant (1911); an insurance and debt collector (1939)
  • Annie (b1889) – house duties and rent debt collector (1921)

Hannah died on 17 June 1915 at Sheffield, Yorkshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1916/155

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