Siddall, Joseph (1867-1913)
Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by Isaac Needham
Poynton society, of Macclesfield Circuit, has suffered a severe loss in the death of Joseph, the son of George and Caroline Siddall.
Born at Poynton, Dec. 1st, 1867, his father being a local preacher and class leader in our church, and Joseph was early in life brought under religious influences. Married in 1889, it was not until about 1892 that he gave his heart to Christ and his hand to our Church. He became a teacher in our Sunday School, and after some years was appointed leader of the Wards End class. A little over a year ago he became assistant Sunday School superintendent.
A diligent supporter of the means of grace and a willing and cheerful worker in connection with our church, he was respected and esteemed by many outside our own Church. He was gentle in his demeanour, kind and sympathetic in his manner.
All through his long affliction he gave evidence of beautiful child-like trust and the most triumphant hope. Thus he passed away on February 25th, aged forty-five years. The interment, conducted by the Rev. W.J. Kirkland, took place on March 1st.
Joseph was born on 1 December 1867 at Poynton, Cheshire, to parents George Siddall, a coal miner (1871), and Caroline Aldred.
Census returns identify the following occupations for Joseph.
- 1881 coal miner
- 1891 coal miner
- 1901 coal miner
- 1911 coal miner hewer
He married Annie (1867-1934) on 14 June 1889 at Chelford, Cheshire. Census returns identify three children.
- Allen (1891-1951) – a shop assistant (1911); grocer’s assistant (1921)
- Wilfred (1893-1975) – coal miner (1911); a police constable (1921)
- Alfred (1898-1973) – miner hewer (1921)
Joseph died on 25 February 1913 at Poynton, Cheshire.
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1913/497
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