Lowe, Albert (1878-1934)
Transcription of obituary published in the Minutes of Conference
ALBERT LOWE: born at Darlaston in 1878 and trained at Hartley College. He entered the Ministry of the Primitive Methodist Church in 1900. He won early distinction, and for many years was recognised as one of the most gifted and successful ministers of the Church. He was a man of many gifts, and he exercised them to the full. He was an effective preacher, a powerful platform speaker, a capable administrator, a greatly beloved friend and pastor.
A man of devout spirit, he obviously lived in fellowship with God and in communion with the saints and mystics whose writings he knew by heart. He was an earnest and convinced Methodist and an ardent Free Churchman. He firmly believed and proclaimed that the Evangelical Faith is sufficient for all human needs. His wide social sympathies, his genius for friendliness with all sorts and conditions of men, his eagerness to alleviate the sufferings of the unemployed, led him to engage in all forms of philanthropic activity—a work for which he possessed unique qualifications.
A brother greatly beloved, he was called to higher service on November 15, 1934.
Albert was born in 1878 at Darlaston, Staffordshire, to parents William, a coal miner, and Sarah.
The 1891 census return records Albert “learning tube trade”.
He married Lilian Grace Edwards (1881-1973) in the summer of 1904 at Andover, Hampshire. Census returns identify two children.
- William Henry (1905-1986) – a secondary school teacher (1939)
- Lilian May (1913-1999) – an elementary school teacher (1939)
Albert died on 15 November 1934 at Leeds, Yorkshire.
- 1900 Andover
- 1902 Portsmouth
- 1904 Winchester
- 1907 Newcastle
- 1911 Norwich
- 1915 Forces Chaplain, Aldershot
- 1917 Norwich
- 1918 Derby II
- 1923 Southport
- 1929 Leeds VI
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1912/519; 1928/328
Methodist Minutes 1935/199
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers