Johnson, Harry Stanley (1905-1942)

Transcription of obituary published in the Minutes of Conference

HARRY STANLEY JOHNSON: born 1906 at Rochdale, Lancs, a son of the manse, he entered the Primitive Methodist Ministry in 1929 from Hartley Victoria College. He was an excellent colleague of the most gracious personality, and never spared himself in the service of the Church he loved. His ministry is remembered with affectionate regard in the circuits he served.

His breakdown in health in 1940 brought a promising ministry to an untimely close; throughout his illness he manifested constant Christian fortitude and cheerfulness. He died, on May 28, 1942, in the thirty-seventh year of his age and the thirteenth of his ministry.


Harry was born on 3 December 1905 at Rochdale, Lancashire, to parents John Henry Johnson, a PM minister, and Alice Turner.

He married Constance Beryl Evans (1908-1979) in the summer of 1933 at Preston, Lancashire.

Harry died on 28 May 1942 at Halifax, Yorkshire.


  • Hartley
  • 1929 Birkenhead
  • 1930 Dartmouth
  • 1931 Lowestoft &c
  • 1933 Yeovil
  • 1937 Somerset Mission
  • 1940 Preston (S)


Methodist Minutes 1942/155

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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