Luther, Josiah (1851-1925)

Family

This was probably Josiah Luther born in late 1851 at Minsterley, Shropshire, to parents James, a lead miner (1861) and Anne. Frustratingly, I have not found Josiah on the 1881 census returns.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Josiah.

  • 1871 lead miner
  • 1881 not found
  • 1891 general labourer
  • 1901 farmer
  • 1911 farmer

He married Mary Ann Finch (1859-1946) in early 1885 at The Leigh, Gloucestershire, by banns. The last Sunday of banns being read was 11 January 1885. Census returns identify seven children.

  • Harriet Christine (b1888) – married Ernest Green, a coal merchant, in 1920; emigrated to USA in 1923
  • Minnie (1889-1940) – married William Roy Cheape in 1924
  • Martin (1894-1986) – an electrician (1939)
  • Edward (1896-1968) – a cowman on farm (1939)
  • Emily Mary (b1897) – married Frank M Littler, a gardener on private estate (1930), in 1919; emigrated to USA in 1920
  • Gertrude Alice (1899-1982) – married Frederick J Wycherley, a plumber & decorator (1939), in 1928

Josiah died on 6 March 1925 at Coombe Hill, nr Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Circuits

  • 1876 Birmingham II
  • 1877 Ludlow
  • 1879 Darlaston
  • 1880 Cwm
  • 1882 disappears

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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