Salt, George (1846-1913)
Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by G.H.P.
On Monday evening, August 25th, Mr. G. Salt passed to the rest that remains for the people of God. A protracted illness had of late prevented him from sharing the blessings of public worship, but by his patience, kindly disposition, and resignation to the divine will, he showed to all who visited him the wonderful grace of God.
Associated with our Church for upwards of twenty-nine years, he was led to Christ through the instrumentality of the Rev. J.W. Lancaster. Whilst our brother was of a quiet and retiring disposition, one could never doubt the genuineness of his conversion, for he daily proved that he lived much in the presence of our Master and Lord, shedding forth the sweet fragrance of Christian faith, purity and love.
He was interred at Burngreave Cemetery on Aug. 29th. The first part of the service held at Petre Street was conducted by Revs. J.W. Lancaster, A.E. Rose and E.J. Hancox. The service was most impressive. There was a large number of wreaths from relatives and friends. May the bereaved family be divinely guided, until the day breaks and the shadows flee away.
George was born in the spring of 1846 at Ambergate, Derbyshire, to parents John Salt, a labourer in lime kiln works, and Mary Greatorex
Census returns identify the following occupations for George.
- 1861 labourer
- 1871 ironworks labourer
- 1881 iron plainer
- 1891 iron plainer
- 1901 engineery machine worker
- 1911 machinist iron plainer
He married Mary Ann Glover (1850-1892) on 29 May 1872 at St Peter & St Paul, Warsop, Nottinghamshire. Census returns identify eight children.
- Mary Ann (1873-1929) – housekeeper (1901); married Thomas Barrow, a stationary boiler firer (1911), in 1902
- John (1875-1881)
- Elizabeth (1876-1940) – married William Arthur Alflat in 1896; divorced in 1920; married Herbert Wilson Gibbon, a milliner & draper (1921), in 1920
- George Albert (1881-1957) – a house joiner (1911)
- Florence (1883-1935) – a dressmaker (1911)
- Ernest (1885-1958) – a baker shop keeper (1911)
- Alfred (1887-1956) – a grocer’s assistant (1911)
- Beatrice (1889-1960) – a parlourmaid (1921); married Thomas Burley, a slinger (1939), in 1921
George died on 25 August 1913 at Sheffield, Yorkshire.
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1913/919
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers