A transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by Joseph Grieves is attached. The following extract sums up his character.
Brother J. Guest, who travelled with him in the same circuit, says, “S. Harvey was of a close, reserved turn of mind, which made him appear to some persons unsociable and rather repulsive; but this was the effect of his constitutional temperament. He was a man of deep-toned piety, fully devoted to God. As a minister, he was much respected, and his preaching was very acceptable. He was also very studious; he took great pains in preparing suitable and telling discourses, which he delivered with great frankness and earnestness. His word was frequently followed by great effects; hundreds of rocky hearts were broken under his ministry, and many penitents brought into the possession of salvation. His next station was Dawley branch of Wrockwardine circuit. Being stationed in the same circuit, I had frequent opportunities of being in his company. His telling ministry, prudent conduct, business habits, and devoted life, rendered him a truly valuable colleague.”
Squire was born on 21 March 1822 at Commonside, Brierley Hill, Staffordshire, to parents Thomas, a labourer (1841), and Hannah. He was baptised on 13 April 1823 at Brierley Hill.
He married Eliza Perry or Mary Watson on 26 June 1854 at Worcester, Worcestershire.
Squire died on 22 October 1854 at Tipton, Staffordshire.
- 1849 Dudley
- 1850 Longton
- 1851 Tunstall
- 1852 Dawley
- 1853 Worcester
- 1854 W Bromwich
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1855/8
PM Minutes 1855/5
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
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