Pennington, Emma (nee Vause) (1839-1914)

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

On May 28th, at the ripe age of seventy-five, Emma Pennington, the beloved wife of Robert Pennington, of Worwood, Beverley, passed away. Her father, George Vanse, was one of the old leaders in the old Church Street (now Lincoln Street) Church, Hull. She was a member of that society considerably more than fifty years ago, and ever since she has been faithful and zealous in good works. 

For the last fifteen years she had resided with her husband in Beverley, where last January they celebrated their golden wedding. She joined the Worwood society before the present chapel was built, and in her passing this church has lost one of its very best supporters. It can truly be said that she loved it as her own soul. 

In her long affliction she was most patient and cheerful, full of simple trust in God, and looking forward with unwavering hopefulness to better days. The funeral, on May 30th, was conducted by Revs. W. Woodley and Geo. Chun. We pray for the bereaved husband the comfort of the Almighty Father.


Emma was born in early 1839 at Hull, Yorkshire, to parents George Vause, a grocer & labourer (1851), and Ann Harper.

Emma worked as a housekeeper before her marriage (1861).

She married Robert Pennington (1841-1923), a railway checker (1891), in January 1864 at Hull, Yorkshire. 

Emma died on 28 May 1914 at Beverley, Yorkshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1914/578

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Note: Birth record and census returns identify Emma’s maiden name as Vause, not Vance as stated in the obituary.

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