Streader, Louisa (nee Youngman) (1833-1914)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by T.G.D.

In her eighty-first year, on February 15th, Louisa Youngman Streader passed away. A native of Kings Lynn, she was a member of our Church from childhood. In the house of her parents, in Bennets Yard, the first Primitive Methodist missionaries to Lynn held their first preaching and class meetings. In 1859 Miss Youngman was united in marriage to Mr. W. Tolladay Streader, and for fifty-five years the happy union continued.

She was a true helpmate and a tower of strength to her husband in all his work, both temporal and spiritual. Residing in turn in Grimsby, London, and Shoreham, it was always Mrs. Streader’s pleasure to open her house to the preachers, and assist in the work of the Church. A true sister of the poor, in her own quiet way, she helped many in the hour of need. She was an affectionate wife, a devoted mother, an earnest Christian, a sympathetic and self-sacrificing worker in the cause of Christ. 

To her aged husband and sorrowing children our sympathy is extended. 


Louisa was born in 1833 at Kings Lynn, Norfolk, to parents Charles Youngman, a shoemaker, and Mary Ann Bell. She was baptised on 27 April 1833 at St Margarets, Kings Lynn.

She married William Tolladay Streader (1835-1917), an outdoor officer, H.M. Customs (1861), on 23 May 1858 at St Margaret & St Nicholas, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Census returns identify five of nine children.

  • William Youngman (1860-1941) – a marine engineer (1891)
  • Olive Maria (1862-1949) – married Benjamin Thomas Hood, a schoolmaster (1891), in 1886
  • Annie (1864-1935) – married John Spry, a schoolmaster (1891), in 1883
  • Charles Albert (1870-1937) – an advertising agent (1891); commercial traveller (sugar confectionary) (1921)
  • Mary Louisa (1872-1934) – married Albert John Mihill, a grocer & draper (1901), in 1894; married Herbert George Bado Chapman in 1903

Louisa died on 15 February 1914 at East Preston, West Sussex.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1914/495

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Note: Louisa was married in 1858, not 1859 as stated in the obituary.

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