Hewson, Sarah (nee Haith) (1848-1905)

Transcription of Obituary in the Christian Messenger

MRS. HEWSON. – Sarah, the wife of Edmund R. Hewson, of Goole, died on June 28th, 1905. She was in her 57th year. She was born in the quiet village of Tetney, Lincolnshire, in 1848. Her maiden name was Sarah Haith. She had been married twenty-five years. It was our privilege to know her, and to be in fellowship with her in Church-life and work. Her life was not demonstrative, but devoted. She was a member of our old Goole society, and she showed deep interest in the financial and spiritual welfare of the Church. She was especially helpful at bazaars, and worked most assiduously to promote their success. She loved the house of God, and rejoiced in the extension of the cause of Christ. Her life was very simple and pure. Brought up in the country, she knew comparatively little of society ideas, but was none the worse for that. “The sweetest lives are those to duty wed.” Mrs. Hewson was kind, hospitable, and genial. She loved the ministry, and enjoyed listening to the messages of the Gospel. For some years her husband was Circuit Steward, and both did their best for the comfort of the ministry. We shall long remember their kindness and sympathy. She has gone home to be with Christ. We thank God for these quiet, devoted lives. Like unseen violets, they sweeten and enrich the atmosphere of life. We mourn the loss of our sister, but we shall meet again.

JAMES GRIFFIN.

Family and other information

Sarah was born in 1848 at Tetney, Lincolnshire, to parents Mark and Sophia. Mark was a carpenter.

Sarah worked as a kitchen maid before her marriage to Edmund Robinson Hewson (abt1849-1936) in early 1880 at Tetney. Edmund was a bootmaker.

Edmund married his housekeeper, Alice Louisa Rowbotham, in 1912.

References

Christian Messenger 1906/63

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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