Parkin, Charles Samuel (1862-1919)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1916
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1916

Early years

Charles was born in 1862 at Leicester, Leicestershire to parents Samuel Parkin and Maria Whysall. Samuel was a PM Minister.

Business Life

The 1911 census describes Charles as a cashier for a metal merchant.

Contribution to the Connexion

Charles was associated with the church at Chorlton-cum-Hardy. He was a local preacher and held almost every office in the Church.

As a preacher his sermons were carefully prepared. His message was direct, forceful, interesting and evangelical.

Charles was Vice President of Conference in 1915


Charles married Elizabeth Holmes (1861-1933) in late 1883 at Belper, Derbyshire. Census returns identify three children.

  • Ada May (b1887)
  • Frances Henry (1889-1954) – a chartered accountant
  • Charles Samuel (1891-1941) – an apprentice construction engineer (1911); later a commercial clerk (1933)

Charles died on 3 May 1919 at St Anne’s on Sea, Lancashire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1916/43

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