Rose, Frances Jemima (nee Warner) (1831-1915)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine 

Mrs. Frances J. Rose, the widow of the Rev. W. Rose, passed away on Easter Monday, April 5th, 1915, at the residence of her son, Rev. A.E. Rose, of Sheffield. She had attained the ripe age of eighty-four years. Her husband’s ministry was spent in the old Nottingham District and on all the circuits where he laboured she is remembered for her works’ sake. Many and touching are the testimonies of her labour for the Kingdom of God. Her life was full of good works, and she was loved and esteemed for her tender piety and devotion. Her children rise up and call her blessed. She ministered to the sick and comforted the sad. 

For some years after the death of her husband she resided at Church Gresley. She took a deep interest in our church there, a church that had been built when her husband travelled in the circuit. How she loved the class meeting! and how many miles she walked to collect for home and foreign missions! Whatever her hand found to do, she did with all her might. 

As she grew older she went to live with her children, going from one to another. At Eastertide she entered into the rest that remaineth for the people of God. She was buried at Church Gresley on April 9th. A short service was held in the chapel, conducted by the Rev. J.P. Langham, who, in a brief and choice address, referred to the service she had rendered in and for that church. Then we reverently laid her to rest, and the words of the committal service still linger in our memories: “And

I heard a voice from heaven, saying, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours, for their works follow with them.” Such lives as that of our sister strengthen our belief in the presence of God in human nature.


Frances was born abt1831 at Markfield, Leicestershire, to parents John Warner, a framework knitter (1841), and Elizabeth Mee.

She married William Rose (1822-1890), a PM minister, in the spring of 1856 in the Leicester Registration District, Leicestershire. Census returns identify five children.

  • Emily (b1857) – married John Henry Stevens, a draper
  • Mary Annie (1860-1905) – married Horace Rendall Mansfield, a clay goods manufacturer
  • Ada Augusta (1861-1943) – married Frederick James Cooper, a traveller in sanitary ware
  • John Arthur (b1870) – manager of sanitary pipe works (1911)
  • Albert Ernest (1873-1957) – a PM Minister

Frances died on 5 April 1915 at Sheffield, Yorkshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1915/661

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