Moore, William (1866-1944)
William was born on 22 October 1866 at Cowden, Yorkshire, to parents Richard and Annie. His grandfather was one of William Clowes’ first converts at Hull. Richard, a farmer, was a local preacher for fifty years. One of William’s brothers, Charles, was a PM Minister, and the other three were local preachers.
William gave his heart to God when thirteen years of age, and straightway consecrated himself to Christian work and self-improvement. At the age of eighteen, William was put on the plan of the Hull III circuit and in due course was recommended for ministry. The 1891 census identifies William as a hired local preacher at Hornsea, Yorkshire.
In the pulpit, William was a man with convictions, the courage of which he never failed to express. His sermons were suggestive, evangelical and practical, revealing ‘up-to-date’ reading and thinking, and bearing the mark of modernity in their expression.
William served as Building Committee Secretary in the Hull District.
As a man of affairs on the War Tribunal in the Withernsea area, he exercised a much appreciated influence.
His obituary records that William was a most friendly man, who exercised a wholesome influence wherever he went, and was always loyal to those Christian principles which he preached.
William married Annie Elizabeth Cowan (1869-1900) in the summer of 1896 at Ulverston, Lancashire.
William married Margaret Fisher (1871-1912) in late 1901 at Wigan, Lancashire. Census returns identify one of two children.
- William Henry (b1908)
William married Catherine Nicholson of Liverpool III circuit in the spring of 1916.
William died on 27 December 1944 at Filey, Yorkshire.
- 1892 Millom
- 1895 Frodsham
- 1898 Liverpool
- 1900 Hindley
- 1904 Buckley
- 1909 Chester
- 1913 Withernsea
- 1919 Filey
- 1929 Filey (Sup)
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1902/312 (Annie); 1922/411
Methodist Minutes 1945/127
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers