Williams, Ann (abt1840-1903)
Transcription of Obituary In the Christian Messenger
The Church at Pontfaen has sustained a great loss in the death of Mrs. ANN WILLIAMS, who fell asleep on June 3rd, 1903, at the age of 63 years. For forty-eight years she had been a member of this church, and in its welfare she was always deeply interested. Her life was given up to the work of the cause she so loved, and her hospitality was freely extended to all the servants of God.
A deeply religious woman, it was a very great trial to her that for the last three years of her life she was prevented by sickness from attending the sanctuary; but she was often heard to express the full assurance she had of Christ’s acceptance. She was very fond of repeating favourite hymns, such as “O God, our help in ages past,” “Jerusalem, my happy home,” “Jesus, Lover of my soul,” and many others.
For five weeks before her death she was confined to her bed, and during this time suffered great pain, praying daily to be released. The end came very peacefully; with her family gathered round her – all of whom she bade to meet her in Heaven.
A memorial service was held on Sunday, July 5th, 1903, when Mr. J. Langford, of Ruabon, preached from 1 Cor., vii., 29-31. Mr. E. Herbert rendered the “Dead March” in “Saul.”
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I have been unable to unambiguously identify Ann in census returns. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Christian Messenger 1904/287
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