Cook, George (1843-1911)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1909
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1909

Early years

George was born on 9 November 1843 at Spondon, Derbyshire to parents William Henry and Mary. William was a police officer, holding the rank of Sergeant in 1861.

George was converted as a youth during a revival at Clarborough in the Retford circuit. A year later, George moved to Sheffield, and it was there that he was soon recommended for the plan.

Ministry

George’s obituary records that on all his circuits he was a careful and painstaking superintendent, and one who sought ever to extend and consolidate the Church of Christ. Patient, tactful, courteous, sympathetic, and withal endowed with the saving grace of humour, he experienced from time to time a large measure of prosperity.

As a preacher he possessed rare gifts of speech and style, and while he was deeply evangelical with a flaming passion for the salvation of men, yet his wide reading and keen interest in theology made him ever acceptable to the most thoughtful of his hearers.

Family

George married Harriet Mallard, (1828-1906), a widow, in late 1870 at Shrewsbury.

George died on 16 October 1911 at West Bromwich, Staffordshire.

Circuits

  • 1867 Ludlow
  • 1868 Shrewsbury
  • 1870 Hey
  • 1871 Tottenham
  • 1874 Kingston
  • 1876 Plymouth
  • 1879 Aldershot
  • 1880 Silverdale
  • 1883 Derby I
  • 1887 Liverpool II
  • 1892 W Bromwich
  • 1894 Brierley Hill
  • 1895 W Bromwich
  • 1896 Church Gresley
  • 1899 Peterborough II
  • 1902 Earlstown
  • 1904 Lancaster
  • 1907 W Bromwich (S)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1909/423; 1912/160

PM Minutes 1912/14

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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