Davies, William (1873-1945)

Transcription of obituary published in the Minutes of Conference

WILLIAM DAVIES: born at Glasgow in 1873. He entered the Primitive Methodist Ministry 1898. He was undemonstrative, with no trace of self-seeking, but he loved his people and was always welcome in their homes. He prepared for the pulpit with thoroughness and always stressed the evangelical message. His pastoral devotion was appreciated in all his circuits, while his cheerfulness and humour endeared him to many hearts. He was a faithful colleague and true friend, who never shirked the duties of a circuit minister. He retired in 1942 and lived at Colne, Lancashire, where he continued to serve the Church he loved. He passed peacefully to his reward in the Homeland on 5th March 1945, in his seventy-second year and the forty-seventh of his ministry.


William was born in 1873 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

He married Hannah Wilson in early 1906 at Penrith, Cumberland.

William died on 5 March 1945 at Colne, Lancashire.


  • 1898 Belfast I
  • 1900 Monmouth
  • 1902 Mountain Ash
  • 1904 Penrith
  • 1907 Glasgow IV
  • 1911 Sheffield I
  • 1916 Redhill
  • 1919 Newport & Cowes
  • 1921 Hanley
  • 1925 Northwich
  • 1928 Pillawell
  • 1930 Crowle
  • 1931 Nelson & Caerphily
  • 1934 Hadnall
  • 1935 Frodsham


Methodist Minutes 1945/132

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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