Neate, Louisa (1854-1912)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine

In the translation of Miss Louisa Neate to the Homeland, the Hereford Circuit has lost a useful and devoted member. Our sister was from early childhood connected with the St. Owen Street Society, and as scholar and teacher, as president of the Band of Hope, and as a member of the church choir rendered most helpful and efficient service. Her joy was to serve the church, and many bear  testimony to the influence of her beautiful life and gentle ministry. Her transparency of character, her unselfish spirit, her devotion to all good causes were known to all who were privileged to associate with her in her home and within the church. 

The last few weeks of her life were clouded with illness patiently borne. Our sister passed away November 15th, 1912, aged fifty-seven years, and was interred at Hereford Cemetery, the service being conducted by Revs. T. Sowerby and S.W. Brown. On the following Sunday a memorial service was held at St. Owen Street Church, an appropriate address being given by Rev. T. Sowerby. Mr. and Mrs. W.J Blackmon, brother-in-law and sister, have received a large number of letters of sympathy from ministers and other friends which have been much appreciated.


Louisa was born in late 1854 at Mornington on Wye, Herefordshire, to parents George Neate, a livery stable keeper (1861), and Elizabeth Pikes.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Louisa.

  • 1871 dressmaker’s assistant
  • 1881 dressmaker
  • 1901 domestic companion
  • 1911 no occupation

Louisa died on 15 November 1912 at Hereford, Herefordshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1913/752

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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