Panter, Louisa (nee Harris) (1848-1914)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by W.W.

On Saturday, August 22nd, the Broughton Society, Worcester Circuit, lost one of its oldest members and workers by the death of Mrs. Daniel Panter. Associated with our Church for more than forty-five years, she interested herself in all its affairs. The chapel itself was built on land belonging to the house in which she was born and lived all her life till quite recently. Her home was the home for the preachers, and nothing was too much for her to do for their comfort. Very kind to the poor of the village in times of sickness and trouble, she was the one to whom they all turned. 

The death of her husband about ten years ago and other shadows that fell upon her life, robbed her of these privileged activities. She made no great professions of saintliness—but she had the root of the matter within. She bore her great sufferings with patience and fortitude. As wife and mother she was kind and affectionate, and sought ever to guide the children aright. She had the joy of giving her eldest daughter to be the help-meet of one of our ministers, the Rev. Wm. Overton, of Stockport. She has now joined the husband of her youth in the Homeland.


Louisa was born abt1848 at Broughton, Worcestershire, to parents William Harris, who worked the land (1851), and Eliza Amphlett.

She married Daniel Panter (1844-1904), a builder and contractor, in the spring of 1866 in the Worcester Registration District. Census returns identify ten children.

  • William (1867-1884) – a bricklayer (1881)
  • Louisa (1870-1928) – married William Overton, a PM Minister, in 1894
  • Alfred James (abt1873-1943) – a carpenter & joiner (1911)
  • Edward Thomas (b1875) – a builder’s clerk (1911)
  • Martha (b1878) – a draper’s assistant (1901); married George William Johnson, a tailor’s assistant, in 1906
  • Mary (b1878)
  • Charles Daniel (1881-1951) – a builder’s assistant (1911); a quantity surveyor & builder’s estimator (1939)
  • Francis John (1882-1919) – a gardener (1911); served in Labour Corps in WW1
  • Lillie (b abt1884)
  • Harry (b1885) – a butcher (1911)

Louisa died on 22 August 1914 at Broughton, Worcestershire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1914/913

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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