Jones, William (1850-1911)
Transcription of Magazine ‘Sketch’
Mr. William Jones, the Chancellor of the Walsall Station, is as highly respected as he is widely known. He has been a member and Sunday School teacher for 41 years, a Class leader for 17 years, Treasurer of Sunday School Club for 25 years, and Circuit Steward for 13 years. He is quiet and unassuming, possessed of deep and enlightened convictions, to which he is supremely loyal. In business he is very cautious, conciliatory, and reliable. He has always found great delight in Prayer and Class Meetings, and his Sunday School work has been a real joy to him. As a trustee he did much in shaping the policy which led to the erecting of the handsome and commodious Stafford Street Church and School. Every member of his large family is a loyal and active worker in our Church, and his wife heartily joins him in all good endeavours.
Family and other information
William was born abt 1850 at Walsall, Staffordshire.
Census returns give the following occupations for William.
- 1871 clerk
- 1881 colliery clerk
- 1891 CC collector
- 1901 collecting gas accounts (cc)
- 1911 collector of gas rates.
William married Sarah Ann Redfern (1850-1927) in the spring of 1873 at Walsall, Staffordshire. Census returns identify ten of twelve children.
- Mary Jane (b1874)
- Alice (b1875) – a fancy draper (1911)
- Sarah Ann (1877-1958) – a confectioner (1911)
- David (b1879) – a corn and seed merchant (1911)
- William (1881-1916) – a corn and seed merchant
- Florence (b abt1882)
- Edith (b1884) – a dressmaker (1911)
- Nellie (b abt1886) – a shorthand typist (1911)
- Elizabeth (b1889) a shorthand typist (1911)
- John Thomas (b abt1891) a corn and seed merchant (1911)
William died in the spring of 1911 at Walsall, Staffordshire.
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1910/531; 1916/485 (son William)
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers