Whittaker, Arthur Llewellyn (1871-1935)
Transcription of Magazine ‘Sketch’
Mr. A.L. Whittaker, Steward of Halifax II., is son of the much esteemed Mrs. Whittaker and the late John Whittaker, one of the makers of Primitive Methodism in Halifax. He has come to the chief office of the Circuit early, being comparatively young. He has already, however rendered distinguished service as Sunday School Secretary for fourteen years, and as Trustee, Treasurer and Steward of Pye nest Church. He is a man of ideals and spacious horizons, of quiet but contagious enthusiasm, full of hospitality and of virile and well sustained purposes, genial and generous and an out and out Connexionalist. He is District Treasurer for the Orphanage Fund, and a useful member of the Connexional Orphanage Committee. He is an ardent Liberal and Chairman of the Kingston Ward. Higher civic and connexional honours await him. May his bow long abide in strength!
Family and other information
Arthur was born abt 1871 at Halifax, Yorkshire, to parents John and Mary Ann. John was a baker.
Census returns identify the following occupations for Arthur.
- 1891 baker
- 1901 manager biscuit works
- 1911 biscuit manufacturer
Arthur became an Alderman and was Mayor of Halifax in 1927/8. He also served as a J.P.
Arthur married Lois Thomas (1871-1941) in later 1900 at Halifax, Yorkshire. Census returns identify two children.
- Dorothy Lois (1901-1973) – married Wilfrid Ernest Thorowgood, a civil engineer, in 1930
- Kathleen Mary (1910-2001) – married John Hartley Denham, a building society clerk, in 1935
Arthur died on 2 November 1935 at Halifax, Yorkshire.
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1911/784
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