Wooller, Henry (1851-1913)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine

Mr. Henry Wooller, one of the first Board of Trustees of the Central Hall, Bradford, went home to God on Sunday, June 29th, 1913, in his sixty-third year. For a man whose early opportunities were so few he had considerable aptitude and skill in secretarial and committee work, filling various offices of this kind in the Central Hall Band of Hope, Adult Bible Classes, and various other kindred organisations, where his gifts found valuable exercise. He early ranged himself on the side of temperance reform, was nearly, if not quite, the oldest member of the Bradford Band of Hope Union Committee, and for many years one of the most active members of the Rechabite Order in the city. For several years he represented the Central Hall trustees at the Quarterly Meeting, and in 1911 he was unanimously chosen to represent the circuit at the District Synod. 

A large gathering of Christian and temperance workers assembled to do honour to his memory and manifest their sympathy with the sorrowing widow and family.

Family

Henry was born in the summer of 1851 at Bradford, Yorkshire, to parents George Wooller, a joiner (1861), and Elizabeth Ambler.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Henry.

  • 1871 worsted weaver
  • 1881 weft man (worsted mill)
  • 1891 weft man
  • 1901 worsted weft man
  • 1911 yarn man

He married Martha Ann Revell (1854-1919) in early 1879 at Bradford, Yorkshire. Census returns identify two children.

  • George Ambler (1884-1935) – a woollen merchant’s clerk (1911); a teacher of music (1921)
  • Louisa Jane (b1891) – a milliner (1911); married Charles Andrew Brown, a window cleaner (1921), in 1915

Henry died on 29 June 1913 at Bradford, Yorkshire.

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1913/832

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Note: Some records spell the surname Wooler.

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