Hall, Thomas (1864-1942)
Transcription of Magazine ‘Sketch’
The subject of our sketch was born in Hutton Rudby, and who has not heard of Hutton Rudby? The queen of North Riding villages and the strategic centre of the late venerable William Clowes’ missionary operations to the hardy North in the days of long ago. Mr. Hall is an ideal circuit chancellor, genial, painstaking, business-like, trusted and highly esteemed among his brethren. He sees beyond what is merely parochial, and Connexional interests loom large with him. He is a thorough Primitive Methodist, an ardent lover of his Church, and a missionary enthusiast. Besides being circuit chancellor, he fulfils the duties of local preacher, Sunday School superintendent, president of the Christian Endeavour, and choirmaster, and being in the prime of life much valuable service may yet be expected of him. He is diligent in his attendance at District Committee, has once been to District Meeting, and once represented his district at Conference.
Family and other information
Thomas was born in 1864 at Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire, to parents Matthew and Hannah. The 1881 census identifies Matthew as grocer, draper, tailor and sub-postmaster.
Census returns give the following occupations for Thomas.
- 1881 telegraph clerk, grocer and draper
- 1891 grocer and glass and china dealer
- 1901 grocer and draper
- 1911 hackney carriage proprietor, grocer and draper
Thomas married Martha Whorlton (1865-1951) in late 1886 in the Stokesley Registration District, Yorkshire. Census returns identify two of three children.
- May Simpson Graham (abt1887-1957)
- Gertrude (b1889) – married Albert Bell in 1923
- William Graham (1891-1915) – died in WW1
Thomas died on 26 January 1942 at Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire.
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1911/264
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