Tristram, Lydia Eleanor (Nellie) (1882-1915)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by J. Pearce

The call to the Homeland came to Miss Nellie Tristram, ninth daughter of the late Rev. John Tristram and Mrs. Tristram, May 18th, 1915, in the thirty-third year of a life spent unbrokenly in the fear of the Lord. Born in the Manse at Leek, February 22nd, 1882, she at once responded to its holy and happy temper. 

Two things distinguished her—the passion for God and the passion for service. Afflicted for nine years with the disease that ultimately dissolved the “earthly house,” so grand a grip of God had she that she thanked God for her thorn and made it blossom into lovely flowers. In Sunday school and C.E. activities she revelled. Hers was the joy to introduce the Cradle Roll into the Springfield Sunday school. Her chief ministry, however, was in the home.

In death, as in life, she was more than a.conqueror. The funeral in Springfield Church and Yardley Cemetery was conducted by Revs. J. Pearce and J. Anderton.


Nellie was born on 22 February 1882 at Leek, Staffordshire, to parents John Tristram, a PM minister, and Mary Ann Rawlings.

Nellie died on 18 May 1915 at Yardley Warwickshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1915/744

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