Kilvington, John Charles (1862-1910)
Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by J.F.S.
Mr. J.C. Kilvington was born at Northallerton, March 23rd, 1862, and died July 24th, 1910. He has left behind a splendid record of service. Converted at thirteen, he removed to Carlisle, and in five years was secretary of the Sunday School, discharging its duties with distinction until he became superintendent. Work among the young especially appealed to him, but he was an acceptable local preacher, and served his circuit with devotion.
A member of District Committee, he was a delegate to the Manchester Conference in 1897. Lovable and winsome, he made friends of all. Loyal to his church, he was a tower of strength in business courts and more than acceptable in the pulpit. His beautiful life ended with tragic suddenness. An operation for a throat affection on the Friday was followed by his passing on the Sunday evening. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. J.F. Sherman, assisted by Rev. J.G. Cushing.
John was born on 23 March 1862 at Northallerton, Yorkshire, to parents John Kilvington, a PM local preacher, draper & milliner (1871), and Mary Hird.
Census returns identify the following occupations for John.
- 1881 draper’s assistant
- 1891 draper
- 1901 draper
He married Isabel Creighton (1860-1940) in the spring of 1884 at Carlisle, Cumberland. Census returns identify one child.
- John Arthur Creighton (1886-1918) – a contractor’s clerk (1911); died in WW1
John died on 24 July 1910 at Carlisle, Cumberland.
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1910/993
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