Green, Elijah (1897-1981)

Rev. Elijah and Mrs Green
Provided by Jane Richardson

Transcription of obituary published in the Minutes of Conference

ELIJAH GREEN: born on 18th August 1897 at Stocksbridge, Yorkshire and died on 7th October 1981 at Horbury, Wakefield in the eighty-fifth year of his age and the fifty-ninth year of his ministry. At his  own request there is no further obituary.


Elijah was born on 18 August 1897 at Stocksbridge, Yorkshire, to parents Charles, a coal miner, and Bertha.

He married Mary Lizzie Lawton B.Sc. (1901-1966) in the spring of 1928 in the Barnsley Registration District, Yorkshire. Birth records identify two children.

  • Margaret Wadsworth (1929-2010) – married William Askew in 1952
  • John D (1931-1944)

Elijah died on 7 October 1981 at Horbury, Wakefield, Yorkshire.


  • 1920 Pocklington
  • 1921 Hartley
  • 1924 Leeds III
  • 1928 Coalville
  • 1929 Leicester II
  • 1936 Bradford Wood
  • 1942 Leeds Richmond
  • 1949 Hull St George
  • 1956 Ilkley
  • 1961 Hull (Sup)


Methodist Minutes 1982/64

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers


A reminiscence of Elijah and his family by Jane Richardson

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  • I have added a picture and document including some reminiscence about Elijah and his family from Jane Richardson.

    By Geoff Dickinson (14/02/2021)

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