John was born in late 1880 at Houghton le Spring, Co. Durham, to parents John, coal miner, and Susannah.
John worked as a coal miner before entering the ministry.
He married Joan Lacy (1886-1974) in the summer of 1912 in the Merthyr Tydfil Registration District, Glamorgan.
John died on 11 June 1932 at Seaham Harbour, Co. Durham.
- 1908 Folkstone
- 1909 Teignmouth
- 1911 Truro
- 1912 Burton on Trent
- 1916 Wirksworth
- 1918 Shiney Row
- 1922 Houghton le Spring
- 1930 Seaham Harbour
- 1932 listed as deceased without obituary
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers