Hatfield, Mary Ann (nee Pacey) (1838-1909)
Transcription of Obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by W.A.H.
MRS. MARY ANN HATFIELD was born at Lincoln, October 24th, 1838, and died at Hull, March 19th, 1909. Early in life she yielded herself to Jesus Christ, and for fifty years has been a useful member of Jubilee Church. For over forty years Mrs. Hatfield was an ideal Sunday School teacher and an effective class leader, but it was in the Sabbath evening prayer meeting that she was most at home. How mightily she could pray! It was wrestling earnest prayer that made one feel that the Kingdom of Heaven could only be taken by force. She was a fine business woman, clear-sighted, keen and energetic. She largely helped to build up the business of her husband, and made it possible for them to render much financial aid to the Church.
During the last three years she was a confirmed invalid. How she pined for the means of grace, and the active service of the Church, but in the quiet of her home she found the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ all sufficient. Early on the morning of March 19th she calmly passed away to rest, and on the following Tuesday she was interred in the Western Cemetery, Hull. Rev. F. Rudd, who had known her for over forty years, gave an appropriate address, Rev. W.A. Hammond, assisted by Rev. Dr. Pigott, J.H. Hirst and G. Hind, committed her to the grave in sure and certain hope of a joyful resurrection. Her husband and one daughter sadly mourn their loss.
Mary was born on 24 October 1838 at Lincoln, Lincolnshire, to parents William, a blacksmith, and Sarah.
She married Charles Hatfield (abt1837-1911), a coal merchant (1891), in early 1859 at Hull, Yorkshire. Birth records and Census returns identify two children.
- John William (1859-1860)
- Sarah Ann (1862-1941) – married William Lamb, a schoolmaster, in 1886
Mary died on 19 March 1909 at Hull, Yorkshire.
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1909/655
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers