Hart, John (1862-1935)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1911

Transcription of Magazine ‘Sketch’

Mr. John Hart has been Steward of the Halifax 1st Circuit for eleven years. He is associated with “Ebenezer” Church, and is in touch with all its Institutions. He has been a Class leader for twenty years, a Sunday School worker for twenty-seven years, a teacher of the young men’s class for twenty-two years.

He has ministered unto his own people (and those of other Churches), as a Local Preacher for twenty-eight years, and is as acceptable to-day as ever. He serves his District as Secretary for the Local preachers’ Training Committee. He is a product of our own Church, and is beloved by his brethren. In Business meetings he is a safe man, thinks before he speaks. As Steward he watches the interests of the Circuit with care; and is kind, thoughtful, and generous, to the Ministry. We wish him long life and service.

Wm. Dickinson.

Family and other information

John was born abt 1862 at Halifax, Yorkshire, to parents William and Martha. William was a carpet weaver.

Census returns give the following occupations for John.

  • 1871 doffer at worsted mill
  • 1881 hoist minder (factory)
  • 1891 assistant draper
  • 1901 draper
  • 1911 draper’s traveller

John married Alice Hamer (abt1863-1933) in the spring of 1888 at Halifax, Yorkshire. Census returns identify two children.

  • Beatrice (1889-1965)
  • Lena (1891-1964) – married Harry Partington in 1944

John died on 3 November 1935 at Halifax, Yorkshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1911/448

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