Nichols, Alice (nee Hawthorn) (1870-1914)

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

Alice Nichols, the beloved wife of Arthur W. Nichols, steward of Spalding Circuit, was born in 1870 and died on November 20th, 1914. For the last seven years she had been a great sufferer. A devoted member of our Church, she found delight in the assemblies of the saints, and in God’s Word. She enjoyed ministering in hospitality to the servants of Christ. 

Her life was gentle and most lovable. It was never known that a censorious word escaped her lips, nor a murmur at the toilsome way she was called to tread. As the days slowly and painfully passed she became “more heavenly, more savoury, more divine.” Her last thoughts were for the prosperity of Christ’s cause in the Spalding Circuit. She was an ornament of the Church. She adorned the Gospel, and was an inspiration in goodness to all with whom she came into contact. 

The funeral service on November 25th was conducted by Revs. J. Graham and J.P. Osborne, and Mr. W. Harsley. A memorial service was held at Spalding on November 29th.


Alice was born in the spring of 1870 at Spaulding, Lincolnshire, to parents Emanuel Hawthorn, a threshing machine owner (1891), and Alice Huffer.

Before her marriage Alice worked as a draper (1891).

She married Arthur William Nichols (1872-1947), a corn, straw, hay and potato merchant (1901), in early 1894 in the Spalding Registration District, Lincolnshire.

Alice died on 20 November 1914 at Spalding, Lincolnshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1915/414

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