Price, Moses (1878-1898)

Transcription of Obituary In the Christian Messenger

MOSES PRICE.— Death has entered our church at Hayseech, Halesowen Circuit, and has made it the poorer by taking one of its most promising members, one to whom the church was looking for great future usefulness, and a widowed mother for a stay and comfort. Moses Price, who was born April 13th, 1878, was a Primitive Methodist of the third generation, his parents and grandparents having been members and good supporters of our cause in this village. Having the advantage of a religious training in the home and in the Sunday school, he was converted to God in his seventeenth year. He at once joined himself to the church, and became a teacher in the school, doing quiet but good service for God. His affliction which was rather short, but severe, was born with exemplary patience and resignation to the will of God. His last message was to the teachers, ‘Tell them I am prepared to die.’ Seeing the grief of his mother, he reminded her of the promise, ‘In the sixth trouble I will be with thee, and in the seventh I will not leave thee.’ To his sister he said, ‘I am going to heaven,’ and on Wednesday, Nov. 30th, his soul passed away to be with God. On the following Friday a large number of the congregation, the school, and his fellow-workmen, attended the funeral service in our chapel and followed him to the grave, where the service was conducted by the station minister Rev. J. Cooper.

Family and other information

Moses was born at Rowley Regis, Staffordshire, to parents Moses and Sarah. Moses, senior, was a gun barrel manufacturer (1891) and died in 1894.

References

Christian Messenger 1899/95

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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