A transcription of obituary published in the Minutes of Conference by Edwin Dalton is attached. Dalton writes of his character and ministry as follows.
“As a man he was gentle as a lamb, and at the same time bold and firm. When he had a conviction, and upon questions of principle, he was unyielding. As a Christian he was pure-minded, upright, conscientious, and thorough. He never forgot whose name he bore, and was a worthy member of the Church of Jesus Christ. As a minister he was loyal to the Church of his early choice, thoroughly consecrated, and always in earnest. His plans of working were always well conceived and carefully thought out. He was wonderfully effective in his ministry, and had his health been good he would have made an impression upon the entire city of Leeds. He was of much more than ordinary ability, and had he lived he would have commanded some of the best circuits in the Connexion, and would have done himself and his church credit in them. As a thinker he was lucid and forceful, never failing to present the most important doctrines of the New Testament with perspicuity and power. As a colleague he was brotherly, faithful, and kind, ever willing to do all that he could to promote the various interests of his circuits.”
George was born in 1867 at Whitby, Yorkshire, to parents Thomas Langley, a boat builder, and Jane Sawdon.
He married Sister Annie. I have not been able to identify the marriage in online records.
George died in early 1900 in the Bramley Registration District, Yorkshire.
- 1890 Wigan
- 1892 Bradford I
- 1894 Nottingham II
- 1897 Nottingham V
- 1898 Leeds II
PM Minutes 1900/19
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers