Lewis, William Crowe (1891-1913)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by W.H.H.

William Crowe Lewis was born at Spennymoor, November 25th, 1891. His parents were prominent members of our Rosa Street Church for many years, until, in 1901, they removed to Bishop Auckland, and joined first Tenters Street Church and afterwards the Central Church. At the age of thirteen  William Crowe lost his mother, but, blessed with a good father, the family was well looked after, and has stood loyally by the Sunday school and Church. At fourteen he commenced work, and soon afterwards made a first surrender of his heart to God. After this his father made arrangements for him to go to Leighton School, where he was brought under the tender and gracious influence of Dr. Marshall, an association which our brother always counted as one of the greatest pleasures of his life. In November, 1912, he was ordained as an accredited local preacher, and was looking forward to entering our ministry, but God thought to call him into the still higher service, and on Nov. 23rd, 1913, his call came, and he was ready.


Lewis was born on 25 November 1891 at Spennymoor, Co. Durham, to parents Richard William Lewis, a boot and shoe salesman (1901), and Catherine Elizabeth Crowe.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Lewis.

  • 1911 scholar at Leighton Hall, Carnforth

Lewis died on 23 November 1913 at Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1914/573

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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