Huck, William (1886-1975)


William was born on 18 March 1886 at Appleby, Westmorland, to parents Benson, a railway signalman (1901), and Ann. He was baptised on 29 March 1886 at Brough, Westmorland. 

The 1901 census return records William as a cowman. In 1911 he is described as a Primitive Methodist Student.

William emigrated to USA in 1913. Census returns identify the following occupations.

  • 1920 dairyman
  • 1930 Presbyterian minister
  • 1940 insurance agent

He married Mary Jane Donnelly (1887-1975) on 16 February 1915 at Alba, Michigan. Mary was born in Ireland. Census returns identify two children.

  • Terence William (b1918) – a transportation clerk (1940)
  • Kathleen (b 1923)

William died on 9 January 1975 at Atlanta, Georgia.


  • Hartley
  • 1912 Leigh
  • 1913 Clitheroe
  • 1914 ceased


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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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