Hind, George (1866-1955)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1924
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1924

Early years

George was born on 26 November 1866 at Manchester, Lancashire, to parents Isaac and Mary. Isaac was a bricklayer.

George was converted at the age of thirteen. His early life was rough and difficult, but though deprived of the advantage of an early education, he gave himself to study, entered the Nottingham University and gained some proficiency in the science of chemistry.

George was working as a lace card plumber at the time of the 1881 census.


George did not give himself to new building projects, but he rendered good service in reducing debts and building the financial condition of the stations on which he laboured.

George served as Temperance Secretary in the Hull District, Equalisation Secretary in Scarborough, and Building Committee Secretary in Sheffield.

His obituary records that George was a careful administrator, an effective preacher, a faithful pastor and a good companion. He had boundless energy and was a tireless worker.


George married Maud Maria Emms (1872-1907) in the summer of 1901 at Norwich, Norfolk.

George married Elsie Mildred Wilson (1878-1959) in the spring of 1909 at Hull, Yorkshire. Census and birth records identify five children.

  • George Wilson (1911-1999) – a pharmacist (1959)
  • Ernest Clifford (1912-1991)
  • Mildred Mary (b1915) – married William Smith
  • Elsie M (b1917)
  • Frank Norrison (1920-1995)

George died on 9 February 1955 at Kirk Ella, Yorkshire.


  • Hartley
  • 1895 Alford
  • 1899 Norwich II
  • 1902 Hornsea
  • 1906 Hull I
  • 1911 Scarborough
  • 1914 Doncaster I
  • 1918 Hoyland
  • 1922 Foxhill Bank
  • 1927 Hull VI
  • 1932 Hull Holderness
  • 1934 Beverley
  • 1937 Hull Jubilee
  • 1938 Hull (Sup)


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1907/825; 1924/520

Methodist Minutes 1955/134

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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