Wood, Elizabeth (nee Lomas) (1843-1903)

Transcription of Obituary In the Christian Messenger

MRS. JOHN WO0D.— By the death of Mrs. John Wood, of the Ridge Farm, Longnor, the little band of Christian workers at Reapsmoor, in Leek Circuit, has lost one of its most faithful and devoted workers. In the little moorland society the genius of Methodism of the old primitive simple type lingers till to-day, and this spirit has been preserved largely by the life and influence of our deceased sister. In early life she was anxious to serve Christ, but did not enter into Church membership till 1872. Since that time she had been a devoted worker. In her home life she was a kind and faithful wife and mother, ordering the duties of her household so that they did not interfere with attendance at the services, while her home was always open to our preachers. She trained her children for Christian service, and was successful in doing so. Her influence in the neighbourhood was helpful to the cause. By her patience and cheerfulness she brightened the lives of those who knew her. In later years she suffered much, but endured without murmuring, and was sustained by her deeply-rooted piety. At length relief came, and on November 30th, 1903, she entered into rest, fully assured of her reward.

J. CHARLTON.

Family and other information

The subject of this obituary was probably Elizabeth Lomas, born abt1843 at Astonefield, Staffordshire; father John Lomas. She married John Wood (1837-1909), farmer, on 22 December 1862 at St Peter, Astonefield, Staffordshire. Census returns identify three children.

  • Hannah Shirley (1863-1942) – a farm worker
  • John Thomas (b1865) – a farmer
  • Samuel (abt1878-1949) – a farmer

References

Christian Messenger 1905/159

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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