Nightingale, Reginald James (1892-1916)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by T.P.

The Northampton III. Station has sustained a very heavy loss through the decease of Mr. R.J. Nightingale, in his twenty-fourth year. He filled the offices of Sabbath school teacher, leader of Junior C.E. Society, station secretary and lay preacher. 

A student, his library was a varied and valuable collection. He was beloved by all. His character was beautiful. He was always gentle, grateful and generous. He was an excellent example of patience, punctuality and reliability. His interest in the Kingdom of God continued to the last, as his diary fully testifies. 

He suffered long and intensely. He passed to the eternal presence on March 10th. Rev. I. Brentnall officiated at the interment and Rev. T. Peatfield conducted the memorial service.


Reginald was born in the summer of 1892 at Northampton, Northamptonshire, to parents Thomas Nightingale, a domestic chauffeur (1911), and Emma Loakes. He was baptised on 30 April 1893 at Gayton, Northamptonshire.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Reginald.

  • 1911 clerk (Gas Co. office)

Reginald died on 10 March 1916 at Northampton, Northamptonshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1916/415

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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