Stovin, Susannah (nee Waterhouse) (1840-1910)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by Charles R. Dalton

Susannah Stovin was a native of the Swinefleet Circuit, being born at Whitgift on February 2nd, 1840. Early in life when alone in her room because of some disobedience to her father, she made her peace with God, and to the end she sought to follow, as faithfully as she knew, her Saviour. On removing to Goole, she allied herself with the Beulah Church, and for many years served it with zeal and devotion. She laboured earnestly for its material prosperity and desired continually its spiritual welfare. 

For some years, along with her husband, she led a Society Class, and continued this service after his death. Many times abrupt in manner, her heart was kindly and her interest in her members was deep. In later years, life was not easy. She travelled the journey alone, and yet was always conscious of heavenly companionship. Amid struggle and weakness of body, she maintained her faith. 

On March 20th, 1910, her body was found in her cottage, her spirit having gone to be with her Saviour. Truly may it be said of her “He giveth His beloved sleep.” We laid her to rest on April 2nd, the service being conducted by Revs. S.G. Delafield and C.R. Dalton.


Susannah was born on 2 February 1840 at Whitgift, Yorkshire, to parents John, a master tailor (1851), and Esther. She was baptised on 25 February 1840 at Whitgift.

She married William Stovin (1835-1902), a dockside labourer (1891), in late 1864 at Goole, Yorkshire. Susannah died on 20 March 1910 at Goole, Yorkshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1911/243

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