Senior, Charles (1858-1911)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by J.W. Waddell

The death of Bro. Charles Senior at Barugh, near Barnsley, deprived our Church of a valued member and worker. He was born on March 29th, 1858, at Earlseaton, near Dewsbury, and coming to Barugh as a young man got converted at some mission services conducted by a Mr. J. Jones. In relating his experience he used to say, “The night I was converted I went over the forms like a soldier.” 

He took a deep interest in the welfare of the Church, being a Trustee, Sub-Treasurer, and Society Steward for several years. 

During the last illness he suffered intense pain, which he bore with Christian patience. He passed home on August 22nd, 1911, at the age of fifty-three, and was interred at Darton Parish Church.


Charles was born on 29 March 1858 at Earls Heaton, Yorkshire, to parents James Senior, a woollen blanket finisher (1861) and Mary Ann Sowerby.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Charles.

  • 1871 coal miner
  • 1881 coal miner
  • 1891 coal miner
  • 1901 colliery labourer underground
  • 1911 colliery labourer underground

He married Elizabeth Butcher (1863-1923) on 22 December 1887 at All Saints, Darton, Yorkshire. 

Charles died on 22 August 1911 at Barugh, Yorkshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1912/247

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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