Goodall, Colin Campbell (1869-1938)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1920
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1920

Early years

Colin was born in 1869 at South Shields, Co Durham, to parents Charles Goodall and Elizabeth McDonald. Charles was a PM Minister.


His obituary records that Colin loved to preach, and was most careful in the preparation of his message, so that his hearers were conscious of being led to the Throne of Grace. As an administrator he excelled. He was sane in his judgement and tactful in dealing with his brethren, and became one of the most trusted leaders in the primitive Methodist Church.

His manly bearing, his integrity, sincerity, and deep religious life won the regard and affection of all who knew him.

Colin served as Sunday School Secretary in three districts. He also served for many years on the General Sunday School Committee.


Colin married Sarah Jane Benson (b1870) in the spring of 1896 at Cockermouth, Cumberland. Census returns identify two daughters.

  • Evelyn Gertrude (1897-1970) – married John Slater Smethurst in 1924
  • Edith (b1900) – married Joseph Henry Forshaw in 1926

Colin died on 13 April 1938 at Salesbury, nr Blackburn, Lancashire.


  • 1892 Maldon
  • 1895 Dartmouth
  • 1899 Cockermouth
  • 1902 Greenock
  • 1906 Skipton
  • 1909 Blackburn I
  • 1913 Orrell
  • 1922 Warrington
  • 1926 Chorley
  • 1931 Southampton (S)


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1920/561

Methodist Minutes 1938/197

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers



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