Scholey, Alfred (1844-1913)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by T. Campey

The Hoyle Street Church, Sheffield, suffers a serious loss by the death of Mr. Alfred Scholey, one of its oldest and most devoted officials, who passed peacefully from work below to rest on high, March 24th. In 1872 he joined the Church and six months later he entered on a life of active service which continued for forty years.

His first sphere was the Sunday School in which he took special interest, and several now holding useful positions in the Church were won for Christ through his labours. In 1879 he became a class leader and in that position faithfully served the Church for thirty-three years. 

He was unobtrusive in disposition, and a quiet but earnest worker, loyal to the Church and generous in its support. While independent in thought and outspoken in speech, he was genial and sociable, and held in high esteem by all who knew him.


Alfred was born in late 1844 at Sheffield, Yorkshire, to parents William Scholey, a stove & fender grinder (1851), and Catharine Bedford.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Alfred.

  • 1861 father’s apprentice
  • 1871 fender grinder
  • 1881 stove & fender grinder
  • 1891 stove & fender grinder
  • 1901 stove & fender grinder
  • 1911 shop keeper

He married Sarah Vickers (1849-1912) in late 1865 at Sheffield, Yorkshire. They had an adopted daughter, Caroline Wood (b abt1868)

Alfred died on 24 March 1913 at Sheffield, Yorkshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1913/578

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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