Maxwell, Maggie (nee Pattinson) (1880-1909)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1910

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

Maggie Pattinson, born July 24th, 1880, was married to Mr. Maxwell in 1906. For some time they resided in South America, but returned in June, 1909, to find her dear sister dead and buried.

After spending four months in her father’s home on the 20th October she gave birth to twin baby-girls. For a day or two all seemed well, and then with grim swiftness death came upon her, and on the morning of October 24th she went home.

Two days later the sad offices of burial were carried out in were carried out in the presence of a crowd of mourners, who were moved to tears as Rev. E.B. Storr spoke of her sweet womanly character and the deep grief of the bereaved family.

One knew not whom to pity most, the wee bairns or the widower bowing  beneath the heaviest loss that comes to a man, or the parents quite broken up by this fell stroke.

Both in the circuit, where Mr. Pattinson is known and loved as a kindly man and helpful local preacher, and in the district he serves as Councillor, the liveliest expressions of sympathy are heard.


Margaret (Maggie) was born on 24 July 1880 at Castleside, Co. Durham, to parents William Pattinson and Jane Ann Brown.

Margaret worked as a dressmaker before her marriage (1901).

She married Jonathan William Maxwell (1880-1933), a foreman erector in steelwork contruction (1911), in the summer of 1906 in the Lanchester Registration District, Co. Durham. Birth records identify two children.

  • Ella Pattinson (b1909) – married George Arrowsmith, a timber inspector’s chief clerk (1939), in 1936
  • Jennie Dorothea (b1909) – married Ernest George Griffiths, a factory clerk (1939), in 1938

Maggie died on 24 October 1909 at Lanchester, Co. Durham.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1910/238

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