Harrison, John Flint (1842-1915)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by J.W. Jenkinson

Brother John Harrison, of Rose View Church, Manchester IV. Circuit, was a native of Cressbrook, Bradwell. Here he spent his early life, and when seventeen years of age experienced a change of heart. He at once joined in fellowship.

Business calling him to Manchester, he associated first with the society at Clayton, of which chapel he was a trustee, then with Gorton Brook, and finally with Rose View. At all the above-named places he was warmly esteemed, and proved himself to be a loyal Primitive Methodist and a consistent Christian. A regular attendant at the means of grace, he had a ripe Christian experience.

The funeral and the memorial service were conducted by Rev. J. W. Jenkinson.


John was born in 1842 at Cressbrook, Derbyshire, to parents William Harrison, a power loom overlooker (1851), and Emma Flint. He was baptised on 19 June 1842 at Tideswell, Derbyshire.

Census returns identify the following occupations for John.

  • 1851 scholar
  • 1861 woollen power loom weaver
  • 1871 goods guard on railway
  • 1881 railway goods guard
  • 1891 railway guard (goods)
  • 1901 railway goods guard
  • 1911 retired railway guard

He married Ann Jackson (abt1841-1907) on 25 December 1865 at Tideswell, Derbyshire. Census returns identify four children.

  • George Albert (1869-1931) – a stock-keeper (1911)
  • Matilda (1871-1952) – dressmaker (1891); married John Frederick Keeling, a railway passenger guard (1911), circa 1901.
  • John William (1873-1886)
  • Harold (b1881) – fitter on textile machines (1911)

John died in June 1915 at Manchester, Lancashire. He was buried on 8 June 1915 at Phillips Park Cemetery, Manchester.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1916/161

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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