Hawkins, Joseph (1848-1934)
Joseph was born in 1848 at Cummersdale, Cumberland to parents James and Elizabeth. James was a calico printer.
Joseph was elected onto the School Board whilst he was at Workington and also at Skelmanthorpe.
Whilst at Cockermouth, Joseph wrote a pamphlet on the history of Primitive Methodism in the Carlisle and Whitehaven Districts.
His obituary records that he was a courtly gentleman who possessed great charm and gentleness. Though a keen controversialist and debater, he never became bitter, while a saving sense of humour gave richness to his life. He was a thoughtful and earnest preacher, a thorough businessman and a beloved pastor. He was a powerful advocate of temperance in the days when teetotalism was considered fanaticism.
Joseph married Jane Thompson Wills (1846-1925) in 1876 at Sunderland, Co Durham.
- Frederick James (b1877) – an engineer
- Arthur Macmillan (1879-1966) – a civil servant
- Percy Butterwick (1880-1953) – a civil servant
- Cecil Gore (b1882) – a civil servant
Joseph died on 7 February 1934 at Alexandra Park, Middlesex.
- 1871 Dunstable
- 1872 Lowick
- 1875 Motherwell
- 1876 Stanley
- 1878 Stokesley
- 1880 Blyth
- 1884 Workington
- 1887 Easingwold
- 1891 Selby
- 1895 Pudsey
- 1898 Clayton West
- 1902 Sheffield I
- 1905 Cockermouth
- 1909 Barnard Castle
- 1913 Burnley
- 1915 London (Sup)
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1908/381
Methodist Minutes 1934/213
W Leary , Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits , 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers