Salmon, Selina (nee Collen) (1852-1915)

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

Mrs. Salmon, the wife of Alderman F.J.W. Salmon, J.P., circuit steward of the Great Yarmouth I. Station, was called to her eternal home on August 17th, 1915. 

She took a generous share in raising funds for the building of the Temple, and many other churches were aided by her large-hearted generosity. Not long ago she defrayed the whole cost of the installation of the organ at Nile Road, Gorleston, and one of her last acts, in association with her husband, was to give the final hundred pounds to clear the Cobholm Mission debt. She laid at least twelve foundation stones in Great Yarmouth and adjacent circuits. 

She was most regular in her attendance at the services. Many of the very poor mourn her loss. Her beautiful disposition was most fully revealed in the home, and as wife and mother she excelled. Great sympathy is felt for Alderman Salmon and their son, Councillor J.T.C. Salmon, J.P.

The funeral service in the Temple was attended by the Mayor of Great Yarmouth and a large congregation of townsfolk.


Selina was born in September 1852 at Soham, Cambridgeshire, to parents John Collen and Mary A Collen.

She married Frederick John Worts Salmon (1845-1927), a steam fishing boat owner (1911), i late 1873 at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Census returns identify one child – adopted by Frederick.

  • John Thomas Collen (1868-1951) – an auctioneer (1911)

Selina died on 17 August 1915 at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1916/928

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