Stacey, Emily (nee Hodson) (1855-1913)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine

Mrs. E. Stacey, of the Wooldale Town End Church, in the Scholes Circuit, died on December 15th, 1913. Three years ago she was smitten with a deadly disease, and it pleased the Lord to pass her through a fire of pain, but she bore all without a murmur.

Born at Wolverhampton fifty-eight years ago, she was converted when a girl, and all her life remained a loyal Primitive Methodist. For twenty-seven years she was a member at Wooldale Town End. She loved the sanctuary, entertained the preachers, and was foremost in every enterprise of the Church. She managed her home supremely well, and helped her husband in all his work as a local preacher and society steward.

On December 18th she was buried in the Wesleyan Burial Ground, Netherthong.


Emily was born abt1855 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, to parents Isaac Hodson, a bricklayer’s labourer (1851), and Mary Sharratt.

She married Walter Stacey (1848-1917), a coal miner (1901), on 25 November 1872 at Dronfield, Derbyshire. Census returns identify eleven children.

  • Elizabeth (1873-1958) – a wooden weaver (1901)
  • Emily (b1874) – a woollen drawer (1901); married John Thomas Robinson, a waggoner (1911), in 1903
  • William (1876-1962) – a woollen dyer (1901); woollen fitter (1911)
  • James (1879-1944) – a feltter (1911); woollen fitter (1921)
  • Florry (1881-1952) – woollen rover (1901); married James Alfred Rouse, a life assurance agent (1911), in 1909
  • George Henry (1883-1949) – a yarn teaser (1911)
  • Agnes (1885-1957) – woollen feed (1911)
  • Olive (1888-1938) – woollen weaver (1911); married George H Green in 1915; married Bertram William Tinkler, a PM minister, in 1926
  • Walter (b1890) – cotton dyer’s labourer (1911); a cloth presser (1921)
  • Ethel (b1893) – worsted weaver (1911); married John Edward Brook, a woollen & worsted beamer (1939), in 1923
  • Arthur (1895-1931) – shop assistant (1911)

Emily died on 15 December 1913 at Wooldale, Yorkshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1914/245

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