Dunn, Daniel (1873-1942)

Christian Messenger 1922


DANIEL DUNN: born at Tipton, Staffs, in the year 1873. He entered the Primitive Methodist Ministry in 1903, after some years as a lay preacher. Wherever he travelled he left an indelible impression as a man of God. He was a man deeply versed in spiritual lore, and rich in communion with his Father. Prayer and Bible study were his chief means of generating power for his office. He read and retained the teaching of modern theologians, and passed on the garnered harvest to those within and without the Church. His winsome appeal and lovable personality brought many into the Kingdom. To know him was a benediction. His childlike faith, loving heart, and quenchless zeal were joys to behold. The devotion of his dear ones through a long weary illness evoked our gratitude. Peacefully and painlessly he passed into the light of heaven on February 25, 1942, at the age of sixty-eight years.


Daniel was born in 1873 at Tipton, Staffordshire, to parents Benjamin and Esther. Benjamin was a publican (1881).

Daniel married Lucy Maud Green (1866-1953) in the spring of 1894 in the Wolverhampton Registration District. Census returns identify four of five children.

  • Grace (1898-1974)
  • Christine (1901-1978) – obtained BSc from Birmingham University in 1929; married William John Price on 24 August 1929 at Howden, Yorkshire
  • James Leslie (b1905) – emigrated to Australia in 1925
  • Ralph Ford (1907-1977)

Daniel died on 25 February 1942 at Coseley, nr Bilston, Staffordshire.


  • 1903 Brighton & Hove
  • 1907 Brampton
  • 1909 High Wycombe
  • 1913 Tunbridge Wells
  • 1916 Birmingham III
  • 1919 Lichfield
  • 1923 Maidenhead
  • 1926 Southampton II
  • 1927 Louth
  • 1928 Howden
  • 1930 Droxford
  • 1932 Chinnor
  • 1934 Tipton (Sup)


Methodist Minutes 1942/147

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

https://www.escholar.manchester.ac.uk/api/datastream?publicationPid=uk-ac-man-scw:15m2198&datastreamId=FULL-TEXT.PDFPrimitive Methodist Leader 19 July 1929

https://www.escholar.manchester.ac.uk/api/datastream?publicationPid=uk-ac-man-scw:15m2515&datastreamId=FULL-TEXT.PDFMethodist Leader – 5 September 1929

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