Walker, Elizabeth (1842-1907)

Transcription of Obituary in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by Arthur Wood

Miss Elizabeth Walker’s father was a minister of our church at Lynn, in 1842, when she was born. Her home training had its influence upon her whole life. At the age of twelve she publicly decided for Christ at Yarmouth, her father exclaiming at the time with his stentorian voice, “Praise the Lord, Hallelujah, the first of the family is saved.” Our dear sister at once joined our Temple Church, and continued her connection with it until her death, almost fifty years. Her outward conduct told of her inward piety. She was kind, oftentimes to her own discomfort and loss. She was not troubled with religious doubts. Her ministers were her teachers. She was regular in attendance at the means of grace, and was one of the most appreciative of hearers. With Sunday School work she had warm sympathy. In missionary work she had a keen interest. She was a cheerful and generous giver, a constant friend, a true lover of God’s house.

Her death took place on Thursday, July 11th. Calm was her passing. Without a word or a murmur, she quietly passed into the great beyond to be with Christ for ever.

A memorial service was held in the Temple, Yarmouth, on the Sunday evening, in which Mr. T.W. Swindell spoke tenderly of her as a faithful member, a stedfast communicant, a missionary collector, a regular attendant at the means of grace. We shall meet her again in the morning light of the Eternal City.

Family

Elizabeth was born in late 1842 to parents James Walker, a PM Minister, and Mary Ann Wright. 

In 1851 Mary Ann was a general shop dealer and described as widowed.

Elizabeth worked as a dress maker.

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1907/748

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990 

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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