Phillipson, James Emerson (1879-1936)
James was born on 19 March 1879 at Todmorden, Yorkshire to parents John Phillipson and Sarah Helen Jepson. John was a PM Minister. James was baptised on 1 June 1879 at Walsden, Yorkshire by Rev Samuel Russell Woodhall.
His obituary records that James gained the affection and respect of all his people in the six circuits in which he travelled. He was a judicious administrator and a great pastor, ever ready to respond to the call of sickness and need, generous to a fault, kindly, considerate.
Though himself suffering, he went through a terrible gale to see a dying friend, and paid the penalty by a sudden collapse.
James married Emma Wolstenholme (1875-1921) in the summer of 1907 at Burnley, Lancashire. Records identify two children.
- John (b1910) see photo above
- Harold Brown (1914-1992)
James died on 11 January 1936 at Morecambe, Lancashire.
- 1903 Burnley I
- 1907 Ramsey, IoM
- 1912 Buckley
- 1916 Preston Brook
- 1924 Fleetwood
- 1933 Morecambe
Methodist Minutes 1936/192
W Leary , Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits , 1990
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