Robson, Emma (1873-1914)

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

Our Cecil Street Church, Carlisle, has sustained a heavy loss in the passing of Miss Emma Robson. Born at Carlisle April 22nd, 1873, she was brought up in a religious home, and when young joined our Church. For twenty-four years she has worked continuously and conscientiously as a Sunday school teacher. In all the movements and efforts connected with Cecil Street she was always ready to do her best. As C.E. secretary she rendered great assistance.

Kindly in disposition, she had wide sympathies, and took an active part in temperance, social and philanthropic work. She was loyally attached to our Church, and generous in support of its funds. Her temperament was bright and hopeful, and she had a native sense of humour, radiant with smiles and innocent pleasantries. Even in her affliction, which was long and often depressing, she never lost her cheerfulness. With a mind at ease she faced pain and weariness patiently and hopefully.

Family

Emma was born on 22 April 1873 at Carlisle, Cumberland, to parents Peter Coulthard Robson, a joiner (1881), and Martha Wilson. She was baptised on 11 May 1873 at St Mary, Carlisle.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Emma

  • 1891 housekeeper
  • 1901 no occupation
  • 1911 domestic duties

Emma died in the summer of 1914 at Carlisle, Cumberland.

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1915/743

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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