Lowis, George (1849-1913)

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

The Meadow Hall Church in the Sheffield Third Circuit has sustained a very heavy loss by the passing of Mr. G. Lowis on July 14th, 1913. 

Very early in life Mr. Lowis became identified with our Church, and for more than thirty years was one of its most devoted and earnest workers. He was keenly interested in every department of Church life and work, and rendered most valuable service. At the time of his decease he held the position of society steward. He lived in closest intimacy with his Master, and reflected His spirit both in speech and conduct. His presence with us was a real inspiration and blessing, and we thank God that he was spared to us so long. 

Rev. G.P. Maynard officiated at the funeral, and Rev. E.J. Hancox conducted a memorial service.


George was born on 13 October 1849 at Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, to parents Robert Lowis, a farmer, and Ann Brown. He was baptised on 11 November 1849 at the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Market Rasen.

Census returns identify the following occupations for George.

  • 1861 scholar
  • 1871 journeyman carpenter
  • 1881 carpenter
  • 1891 joiner
  • 1901 machine joiner
  • 1911 joinery works

He married Elizabeth Ellis (abt1860-1925) on 19 May 1878 at St Thomas, Wincobank, Yorkshire. Census returns identify seven of fourteen children.

  • Annie (b1879) – married Robert Henry Field, a life assurance agent (1901), in 1900; married William Wilkinson in 1911
  • Mary Ann (1880-1961) – a dress maker (1911)
  • Edith (1881-1970)
  • George Ellis (b1886) – a machine fitter (1911)
  • Ernest (1887-1974) 0 emigrated to USA in 1920; tool maker (1930); worked for Ford Motor Company in Detroit
  • John (1890-1908)
  • Dorothy Ruth (1904-1967) – a baker & cake maker (1939); married John W Haycock in 1941

George died on 14 July 1913 at Wincobank, Sheffield, Yorkshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1913/916

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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