Wright, Jane (nee Goldsby) (1851-1910)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1910

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by George Ayre 

Rehoboth Central Mission has lost a life-long friend and worker by the death of Mrs. W. P. Wright. From being a scholar in the school, she was associated with every branch of our work. For many years she was a most successful teacher in the Sunday School. It has not been our lot to know any more sincere or unostentatious worker in any church. Unceasing in toil, patient and prayerful in difficulties, charitable in all her judgments, resigned in affliction, she was a true Christian woman, and had the joy of seeing her family grow up to be earnest workers in the Church she loved. 

She suffered much in her later years. In the hope of her restoration, the family removed to Horsforth. But God has called her home. Her memory will not soon fade. Many who knew her as tender mother, devoted wife, and loving friend and helper, will still think with gratitude of her gracious life, and thank the Giver of all good and perfect gifts for so beautiful a life.


Jane was born in late 1851 at Leeds, Yorkshire, to parents John Goldsby, a cotton machinery mechanic (1861), and Ellen Waddington.

She married William Pilgrim Wright (1848-1930), a clothier’s cutter 91881) and later a yeast hawker (1911), in the spring of 1875 at Leeds, Yorkshire. Census returns identify five children.

  • Emily (b1876) – a coat machinist (1901); married Tom Hinchliffe in 1901
  • Gertrude (b1877) – a tailor’s machinist (1911)
  • Harold William (1880-1970) – a school teacher (1930)
  • Eleanor Maud (1883-1962)
  • Elsie Evelyn (1891-1976) – a short-hand typist (1911); a worsted spinner’s clerk (1939)

Jane died in the spring of 1910 at Horsforth, Yorkshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1910/743

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