Bacon, Horace (1892-1993)


Horace was born on 12 February 1892 at Hoyland, nr Barnsley, Yorkshire, to parents George Bacon, a coal miner, and Mary Fryer.

Before entering the ministry, Horace worked as a coal miner.

He married Ethel Lillie Marsh (1903-1966) in the spring of 1923 at Hitchen, Herfordshire. Online records identify two of three children.

  • Margaret Marsh (b1924)
  • David Kenneth (1931-1952)

The family emigrated to USA circa 1927. The 1930 USA census identifies Horace as a church pastor in Chicago. They returned to England and in 1939 Horace was working as an Adult Education lecturer.

Horace died on 16 October 1993 at Sheffield, Yorkshire.


  • 1918 Hitchin
  • 1919 Chichester
  • 1920 Hartley
  • 1923 Watford
  • 1925 Burnley
  • 1927 resigned


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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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