Pye, Elizabeth (nee Baldwin) (1861-1915)

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

The Southport First Circuit, and especially our High Park Church, has suffered serious loss by the decease of Mrs. Elizabeth Pye. Born in Raglan, South Wales, fifty-three years ago, she was early associated with the Congregational Church, amongst whom she was converted. On her marriage she joined our Church, of which her husband had long been, and still is, a much respected and hard working member and official. 

She was ever a willing and self-sacrificing servant of Jesus Christ, and, realising the spiritual hunger of the masses and the sorrows of the oppressed, gave herself to their relief with unceasing consecration and self-denial. At her home ministers and Christian workers ever found a welcome. 

After severe sufferings for many months she saw her Lord face to face on January 9th. May consolation be given to her husband and family.

Family

Elizabeth was born in the spring of 1861 at Raglan, Monmouthshire, to parents Thomas Baldwin, a farm labourer (1871), and Ellen Davies.

She married Alfred Pye (1859-1940), a bootmaker (1901), in the summer of 1884 in the Newport Registration District, Monmouthshire. Census returns identify four of seven children.

  • Frederick Thomas (1884-1933) – a chemist’s assistant (1921)   
  • Ethel (1891-1970) – married Robert Knight Winterbottom, a commercial motor driver (1921), in 1913
  • Albert (b abt1897)  – an errand boy (1911)         
  • Arthur Baldwin (1898-1974) – a bootmaker (1921)

Elizabeth died on 9 January 1915 at Southport, Lancashire.

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1915/330

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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