Pearce, Louisa Elizabeth (nee Hillier) (1848-1916)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by A.E.R.

With deep regret we heard of the passing of Mrs. C. Pearce. Brought up a Wesleyan Methodist, later in life she became identified with our Church. Coming to Sheffield, she joined the Petre Street Society, with which she has been connected for thirty-four years, and during that time threw herself into the working of the Church. She taught in the Sunday school, helped in the preparation of public teas, was a worker in the Band of Hope, of which she had also been treasurer, was secretary to the mothers’ meeting, and assistant class leader. 

Our sympathy goes out to the husband and family. She fell on sleep on February 17th.


Louisa was born on 27 February 1848 at Chertsey, Surrey, to parents James Hillier, a bricklayer (1861) and Matilda Butt. She was baptised on 9 April 1848 at Chertsey.

She married Charles John Pearce (1852-1939), a heating apparatus fitter (1911), in the summer of 1880 at Chertsey, Surrey. Census returns identify three children.

  • Emily Matilda (1881-1967) – a certified school teacher (1911)
  • Ernest James (1883-1953) – heating apprentice fitter (1911); heating engineer (1939)
  • Albert Charles (1885-1957) – heating apprentice fitter (1911)

Louisa died on 17 February 1916 at Sheffield, Yorkshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1916/488

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