Stubbings, Ada Laura (1877-1901)
Transcription of Obituary in the Christian Messenger
MISS ADA LAURA STUBBINGS.—Ada Laura, the second daughter of Rev. S. Stubbings, was born at Thirsk on February 14th, 1877. She was converted in the year 1890 at Buckley, in a revival which took place there during her father’s term in that station. From that time she became both consistent and useful in our Church in several Circuits, teaching in the Sunday school, singing in the choir, and assisting in various ways. As a teacher in the Newark Sunday School she was three years without missing an attendance, and she continued to be remarkably regular in whatever she found to do till her death took place on January 29th, 1901. During Miss Stubbings’ six years’ residence at Bridlington, as a dressmaker, she went in and out amongst our people, respected and loved by all who knew her. Her Sabbaths were largely spent with my family, by whom she was always warmly welcomed. She sometimes felt her loneliness – away from her parents – but we regarded her as one of our family, and she looked up to us for counsel and advice. Her neatness, her cleverness, her cheerfulness, her obliging disposition, and her freedom from all tale-bearing, won for her the confidence and esteem of a large circle of friends. Her great wish was to remain at Bridlington, where she hoped her parents would locate in their old age. She had been in delicate health for a few weeks, and went home for a change and rest. On the above-named date she went for a walk on the rugged cliff at St. Ives, Cornwall, and the next morning she was found dead on the beach. The day was very windy, and it was thought by the friends on the spot that her hat blew off, and that in trying to recover it she fell and was killed. Her body was interred in the cemetery at St. Ives, where the sad accident occurred. What is a mystery now will be made plain hereafter. Great sympathy was manifested for the suddenly bereaved family by the friends at Bridlington.
Ada was the daughter of Rev Samuel Stubbings and Jane Rieveley.
Christian Messenger 1902/223
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