Charles was born on 5 April 1908 at Leeds, Yorkshire, to parents Charley, an assurance superintendent, and Annie. The 1933 Methodist Who’s Who records that he was educated at Pudsey Grammar School.
He married Ada Margaret Howard (1904-1987) in the summer of 1935 at Bristol, Gloucestershire. Birth records identify three children.
- John H (b1936)
- Catherine M (b1938)
- Christopher A (b1940)
Charles died on 4 December 1979 at Brighton, Sussex.
- 1931 Portsmouth
- 1937 Leicester Hinckley Rd
- 1940 Bradford Gt Horton
- 1944 Worthing
- 1949 Worthing (S)
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
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