Cushing, John George (1869- 1935)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1924
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1924

Early years

John was born in 1869 at Cardiff, Glamorgan, to parents Matthew Stacey Cushing and Martha. Matthew was a PM Minister.

John trained for a business career, but called by God, he left the desk and consecrated his life to the service of the Church.

At the time of the 1891 census John was working as a Primitive Methodist Evangelist at Sturminster, Dorset.


John’s obituary records that he was faithful and conscientious; aiming at building up the Churches under his care; always willing to undertake any kind of service for the people’s good. He was known and loved for his gracious manner and wise counsel. His radiant joy and large-hearted charity were used to win men to Christ. Patient, tender, and tactful, with characteristic thoroughness he gave himself and all his powers to the work of evangelism. His spiritual gifts were of a high order, and were ever consecrated to the highest ideals.

John passed away having conducted Sunday morning worship.


John married Ellie Atkey Naylor (1867-1932) in late 1900 at Reading, Berkshire.

John married Jane Goodwin in the spring of 1934 at Hertford, Herfordshire.

John died on 13 October 1935 at Cemetery Farm, Pimperne, Dorset.


  • 1895 Colchester
  • 1897 Beccles & Bungay
  • 1900 Swaffham
  • 1901 Kings Lynn
  • 1905 Midsomer Norton
  • 1908 Maryport
  • 1911 High Wycombe
  • 1916 Salisbury
  • 1918 St Ives
  • 1920 Burton on Trent
  • 1923 Midsomer Norton
  • 1926 Petersfield
  • 1930 Tipton
  • 1935 Supernum


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1924/180

Methodist Minutes 1936/186

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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