Snodin, Ann (nee Doxey) (1842-1912)

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

On January 23rd, 1912, Ann Snodin, daughter of Wm. and Mary Doxey, died in the faith and went home to God. She was seven weeks ill and suffered much, but bore it all patiently. During her illness she was heard to say “I am quite ready; not a cloud doth arise to darken the skies to hide for one moment the Lord from my eyes.” 

The above Ann Snodin was converted to God at Middleton, near Wirksworth, at an open-air service in the year 1849. She was born in the year 1842, and was married to the writer on July 24th, 1863. From her conversion to her dying hour she lived the life of the righteous. 

Her family represents five generations of Primitive Methodists. As a mother she loved her children, and was successful in leading them all to the Saviour. She never withheld what she could spare for the cause of God. Her whole life was devoted to the Church and her family. For twenty-two years she with her family met at Clay Street, Attercliffe, and were busy in any work which would benefit the society, and helped in work until £310 were paid and the society was free from debt. In her last hours she said “Now I see Him; He is so near; bless and praise His holy name.”


Ann was born in late 1842 at Middleton Derbyshire, to parents William Doxey, a miner, and Mary Gell.

Before her marriage Ann worked as a twist hand (1861).

She married William Snodin (1839-1920), a railway porter (1871), insurance agent (1881) and milk dealer (1901), on 27 July 1863 at St Peter, Derby, Derbyshire. Census returns identify six of seven children.

  • William (1870-1939) – a gardener (1911)
  • Mary Ann (1873-1932) – married John Freeman Fairhurst, a moulder (1911), in 1897
  • Hester Ellen (1878-1899)
  • James (1880-1903) – an iron founder (1901)
  • Emily Jane (1883-1946) – married Henry Taylor, a boiler riveter (1911), in 1905
  • Ethel Harriet (1885-1966) – married Thomas White, a coal miner (1911), in 1907

Ann died on 23 January 1912 at Attercliffe cum Darnall, Yorkshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1912/660

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Note: Records give the date of marriage as 27 July, not 24 July as stated in the obituary.

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