A transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by B. Fell is attached. He records: “Mr. Martindale was much respected and loved by almost all who knew him. Genial, kindhearted, and affectionate, he necessarily made many friends. He was intensely earnest, had a passion for saving souls, possessed more than ordinary ability, and promised to take rank among the best preachers of the Connexion.”
Thomas was born on 28 January 1847 at Yapham, Yorkshire, to parents George Martindale, a tailor, and Hannah Gowthorpe. He was baptised on 31 January 1847 at Yapham. His brother George was also a PM minister.
He married Jane Palliser (abt1848-1975) on 9 July 1873 at Easingwold, Yorkshire.
He married Louisa Dixon (1852-1883) in late 1875 at Scarborough, Yorkshire. Census returns identify one child.
- Thomas Edward Justyn (1876-1952) – a cashier (1911); a fishing company secretary (retired) (1939)
Thomas died on 22 January 1877 at Bournemouth, Dorset.
Louisa married John Henry Doughty, a builder, in 1879.
- 1869 Doncaster I
- 1871 Grimsby I
- 1873 Scarborough
- 1875 Scotter
- 1876 Poole
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1877/492
PM Minutes 1877/6
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers