Poole, Charles Richard (1857-1915)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by J.Shaw

Charles R. Poole, the society steward of John Street, Sheffield Fifth Circuit, was born at Ingham in Lincolnshire, died in the full assurance of faith June 28th, 1915, aged fifty-seven years, and was interred at Shefheld, Burngeave Cemetery, July 1st. The officiating ministers were Revs. J. Shaw, A. Jubb and J. Keightley. 

Mr. Poole’s parents were in fellowship with our people. Charles followed their example, and from early life served the varied interests of the Church. Working first on a farm and afterwards in the ironworks, our friend only found his proper sphere when he removed to Sheffield and started his prosperous business. Charles R. Poole was a man most manly, unassuming, shrewd and thoughtful, sound in judgment, and wise in maintaining his views. A true Methodist, and loyal to his own Church, his religious life was real and deeply spiritual. Generous in his disposition, he was a warm supporter of the cause of God. The world was richer for his quiet, useful Christian life.


Charles was born in 1857 at Ingham, Lincolnshire, to parents William Poole, who worked the land (1861), and Ann Pennell.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Charles.

  • 1871 no occupation
  • 1881 labourer steel works
  • 1891 baker
  • 1901 baker & grocer
  • 1911 baker & grocer

He married Ellen Margerrison (1862-1929) in late 1883 in the Ecclesall Bierlow Registration District, Yorkshire. Census returns identify five children.

  • Mary Elizabeth (b1884) – married Albert Wilson, a pork butcher (1911), in 1910
  • Ernest Pennell (1888-1967) – a baker & confectioner (1921)
  • Edith Alice (1890-1942) – married Alfred Edward Sadler, a tailor’s managing director (1921), in 1920
  • James William (1892-1966) – shop-keeper grocery and dairy produce (1939)
  • Beatrice May (1895-1955) – a confectioner shop assistant (1921)

Charles died on 28 June 1915 at Sister Tait’s Nursing Home, Glossop Road, Sheffield, Yorkshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1915/831

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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