Vickers, George (1866-1915)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by F.H. Brown

Mr. George Vickers, Chesterfield Third Circuit, died April 28th, 1915. Twenty-five years ago he left Lincoln to make his home at Barrow Hill. Here he served God and the Church faithfully, earned the love, and admiration of his fellow citizens, and dying in his prime has left a memory that will be cherished long and gratefully. 

His gentle disposition was allied to a loyalty to conviction and devotion to duty that gave him a position in the community of power and influence. His ability to comfort and inspire was wonderfully enhanced by the spirit of self-sacrifice that he constantly manifested through vital union with his crucified Lord. During the years he was society steward the Church rested in the assurance that its spiritual interests were safe under his guardianship. A true Christian, a loving husband, an ideal official, we thank God for such a man.


George was born in the summer of 1865 at Scothern, Lincolnshire, to parents Robert Vickers, a farmer of 72 acres (1871) and later a general labourer (1891), and Sarah Baldock.

Census returns identify the following occupations for George.

  • 1881 farmer’s son
  • 1891 railway shunter
  • 1901 railway goods guard
  • 1911 railway guard – Midland Railway

He married Hannah Maria Pearson (1863-1953) in late 1891 in the Lincoln Registration District, Lincolnshire.

George died on 28 April 1915 at Barrow Hill, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1915/749

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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