Davies, Edward Robinson (1861-1939)

Transcription of obituary published in the Minutes of Conference

EDWARD ROBINSON DAVIES: born at Folly (Salop) in 1861. He was a member of the Primitive Methodist Church, and after training at Hartley College he began his ministry in 1886, and straightway his great powers of mind and heart set a high standard of living and serving. His life was one of inflexible uprightness. There was a tonic, bracing quality in his nature.

He read deeply in philosophy, and was for many years Hartley College Examiner in Logic. It was in the pulpit his powers reached fullest and most congenial expression. His ministrations there were marked by dignity and the consciousness of the eternal. All his circuits prospered under his devoted and competent ministry. He became a supernumerary in 1924, and remained the embodiment of goodwill and faith, appreciating and encouraging the ministries of his brethren. 

He died on December 19, 1939, at the age of seventy-eight and in the fifty-third year of his ministry.

Family

Edward was born on 21 February 1861 at Folly, Shropshire, to parents Edward Davies, a farmer, and Martha Jones.

Before entering the ministry Edward worked on the farm.

Edward died on 19 December 1939 at Prestatyn, Flintshire.

Circuits

  • Hartley
  • 1886 Liverpool I
  • 1888 Walkden
  • 1892 Blackheath
  • 1893 Earlstown
  • 1898 Marple
  • 1901 Gateshead II
  • 1904 Walkden
  • 1909 Manchester VI
  • 1912 Foxhill Bank
  • 1918 Marple
  • 1924 Marple (Sup)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1917/742

Methodist Minutes 1940/168

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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