Marshall, Isaiah (1825-1898)

Transcription of Obituary In the Primitive Methodist Magazine by W. Hayton

The subject of this memoir, Isaiah Marshall, of Tetney, though a Primitive Methodist of the old school, could rejoice at any modern instrumentality that might be used for the improvement of the condition of men, the interest of the denomination to which he belonged and the glory of God. For nearly fifty years he was a member of the Connexion. Soon after he entered into married life he decided the best thing he could do was to give his heart to the Lord, become identified with the Church, and render the best service he could to the cause he had espoused. Both he and his excellent wife have been loyal to the Connexion since their conversion. Their home has been a place where both travelling and local preachers have been welcomed for many years, and numbers have shared their hospitality. Close upon fifty years Brother Marshall went round what is now Tetney, and which formerly was a part of Grimsby Circuit, preaching the Word of life, and was always well received in the pulpits and in the homes of the people. For many years he was a class-leader, and from the stores of knowledge which he had gained by reading the Bible and other books he was able to give his members such wise Counsel as was calculated to build up their character and strengthen their Christian life. Several years he was the steward of the Tetney Chapel, and filled his office to the satisfaction of all concerned. On several occasions he was delegate to the District Meeting, and once his District elected him to Conference, an honour that he never forgot to the very last. His health was for a few years precarious, as he suffered from asthma and shattered nerves. The last few weeks of his life were marked by pain and weakness, but he bore all patiently, and was fully resigned, and gave to the writer and to others the clearest evidence that he was going to a place where there shall “not be any more pain, for the former things are passed away.”

On July 3, 1898, he entered the rest of the saints, leaving behind him a widow and a number of friends who hope to meet him again.

Family

William was baptised on 18 April 1825 at Waltham, Lincolnshire. His parents were Thomas and Jane.

William was a master bricklayer.

He married Frances Stark (1824-1908) in the spring of 1849 at Waltham, Lincolnshire. Census returns identify one child.

  • Sarah Jane (1851-1870)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1901/301

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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