Askin, John (1848-1911)


John was born in February 1848 at Shrewsbury, Shropshire, to parents Richard, a railway labourer (1861), and Ann.

The 1861 census describes him as a cotton factory worker.

John married Elizabeth Birch (1844-1926) in the summer of 1873 at Froghall, Staffordshire. Census returns identify two children.

  • John Thomas (1875-1947)
  • William Enoch (abt1879-1969)

The family emigrated to USA circa 1882, where John became a Congregational minister.

John died in June 1911 in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA.


  • 1869 Ramsor
  • 1871 Leintwardine
  • 1873 Nantwich & Crewe
  • 1876 Tunstall
  • 1878 Bradley Green
  • 1880 Hanley
  • 1882 disappears


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

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