Stabler, Jane (nee Linton) (1849-1909)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1909

Transcription of Obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by J.T.

Mrs. Jane Stabler, the beloved wife of Mr. Rechab Stabler, of Driffield, was born at Fridaythorp, Yorkshire, a little over sixty years ago. When about seventeen years of age, she came to Driffield, attended our chapel in Mill Street, gave her heart to Jesus, and joined the Sunday afternoon class. She remained a member of that class until her death. Her Christian life was of the quiet unobtrusive order—but in her case, the “still waters ran deep.” Rich and luscious in quality, her religion pervaded the whole of her relationship. At home, in class, in church, with neighbours and friends, and especially among the poor and needy she was ever the gently gracious, kindly helper of all. 

The wealth of affection that went out toward her during her painful affliction, was in every way remarkable. Her sufferings were borne with quiet bravery and patience. No murmur escaped her lips. Her confidence in God her Saviour was delightful to observe. To her death was but a shadow lying across the threshold of her Father’s house. She went toward it without fear. “It would be nice to go home on Sunday.” The longed for “home going” took place September 6th, 1909, in her sixtieth year. These lines were often on her lips:—

“O let me see Thy footprints
And in them plant mine own;
My hope to follow duly,
Is in Thy strength alone;
O guide me, call me, draw me,
Uphold me to the end,
And then in Heaven receive me,
My Saviour and my Friend.”


Jane was born in 1848 at Fridaythorpe, Yorkshire, to mother, Elizabeth. She was baptised on 31 December 1848 at Fridaythorpe.

She married Rechab Stabler (1843-1921), a pig and sultry dealer (1871) and cow keeper (1891), in late 1869 at Driffield, Yorkshire. Census returns identify one child.

  • Henry Beldham (Harry) (1877-1941) – a railway clerk (1901)

Jane died on 6 September 1909 at Driffield, Yorkshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1909/914

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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