A transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by J Livesey is attached. he records that Samuel served as a Hired Local Preacher in Halifax, then as an evangelist and finally as town missionary before he entered the ministry at the late age of 38.
Samuel was born on 14 August 1825 at Southowram, Yorkshire, to parents William, a cloth draper, and Mary. He was baptised on 16 October at St John, Halifax, Yorkshire.
Census returns identify the following occupations for Samuel before he entered the ministry.
- 1841 wool comber
- 1851 wool comber
- 1861 town missionary
He married Roseanna Jagger (abt1827-1846) on 11 December 1845 at Halifax.
He married Hannah Sykes (1825-1898) in early 1850 in the Halifax Registration District. Census returns identify two children.
- Rose (abt1857-1865)
- Newton (1860-1925) – a teacher (1891); professor of music (1901)
Samuel died on 12 September 1895 at Gateshead, Co. Durham.
- 1863 Shipley
- 1865 Bradford
- 1867 Keighley
- 1869 Silseden
- 1872 Pickering
- 1873 Bradford
- 1876 Heckmondwike
- 1879 Clayton West
- 1883 Sowerby Bridge
- 1887 Leeds I
- 1890 Grassington
- 1891 Silsden
- 1892 Bradford II (S)
- 1895 Gateshead
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1896/146; 1897/65
PM Minutes 1896/23
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers