Parkin, George Whitford (1847-1925)

Family

George was born in late 1846 at Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, to parents Thomas, a chain maker (1851), and Margaret.

Census returns identify the following occupations for George.

  • 1861 coal miner
  • 1871 PM minister
  • 1881 iron turner at works
  • 1891 foreman iron twiner
  • 1901 iron turner
  • 1911 assistant storekeeper at weighing machine company

He married Martha Lister Wilkinson (1849-1911). Census returns identify seven children.

  • Florence Mary Verna (1874-1949) – married Frederick Davenport, a shipping clerk, in 1896
  • Arthur George (abt1877-1939) – an upholsterer (1911)
  • Amy Gertrude (abt1880-1961) – married William James Roberts, a painter, in 1914
  • Martha Wilkinson (1882-1953) – a cafe waitress (1911); married John Martin Smith, a clerk, in 1914
  • Alfred (b1884) – a tram conductor (1911)
  • Elizabeth (b1886) – a housekeeper (1911)
  • Mary (b1889) – a housekeeper (1911)

George died in early 1925  at Audley, Staffordshire.

Circuits

  • 1870 Hadnall
  • 1871 Cwm
  • 1872 disappears

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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