Day, Frederick (1893-1950)

Transcription of obituary published in the Minutes of Conference

FREDERICK Day: born at Hull in 1893. He was accepted for the Primitive Methodist Ministry in 1919, and entered Hartley College the following year. In his circuits he always gave of his best, and had no ambition beyond that of being a faithful and competent circuit minister. A careful administrator and an acceptable preacher, his unfailing friendliness made him welcome in the homes of his people.

During the years preceding the war, while at Croydon, he contracted arthritis. Yet God’s strength was made perfect in his weakness, for his fortitude and unabating cheerfulness were a constant witness to the grace that was in him. He asked for no allowances to be made for his infirmity and fulfilled his ministry, though at what cost only he and his wife knew. It was fitting that his last circuit, Dunstable (Victoria Street), should be the crown of his ministry. In the five years of his service in that town he played a leading part in the religious and social life of the community. At the time of his death he was mayor’s chaplain. 

He died after prolonged suffering on the 9th September 1950, in the thirtieth year of his ministry, at the age of fifty-seven.


Frederick was born on 3 May 1893 at Hull, Yorkshire, to parents Frederick William, a railway goods checker (1911), and Elizabeth.

The 1911 census records Frederick apprenticed to a whitesmith.

He married Ida Henrietta Bevis (1894-1977) in the spring of 1925 at Chatham, Kent.

Frederick died on 8 September 1950 at Luton & Dunstable Hospital, Bedfordshire.


  • 1919 Dalton & Millom
  • 1920 Hartley
  • 1922 Chatham
  • 1925 Chipping Norton
  • 1926 E Dereham
  • 1928 Maidstone
  • 1936 Croydon
  • 1939 Leicester Hinckley
  • 1945 Dunstable


Methodist Minutes 1951/122

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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