Page, Thomas Lloyd (1871-1959)
Thomas was born in 1871 at Blakenhall, Staffordshire.
Thomas yielded his life to Jesus Christ at the age of thirteen and began to preach at sixteen. Three years later he became a hired local preacher serving at Stockport I, Ashton under Lyne and Nottingham IV before entering the ministry.
Thomas was Assistant Secretary at the Hull Conference in 1920.
His obituary records that Thomas was possessed of an alert mind, bringing wisdom and understanding to the varied activities of his ministry. He fulfilled most district offices.
Thomas was greatly interested in Free Church work and was an enthusiast for the cause of total abstinence.
His interest in botany provided splendid relaxation. He loved a garden and made many a miniature wilderness blossom like the rose, and to travel with him through the leafy lanes of Buckingham and listen to his comments about the flowers in the hedgerows was a memorable delight.
Increasing weakness meant that Thomas spent his last three or four years in a nursing home.
Thomas married Una Beatrice Bone (1879-1926) in early 1904 at Luton, Bedfordshire. Census returns and birth records identify four children.
- Monica Glory (b1906)
- Una Hilary (b1908) – a teacher; worked in Africa in 1930’s
- Basil Lloyd (b1910)
- Gwythian Lloyd (1914-2006) – a consulting engineer (1959)
Thomas married Alice Holdsworth in the summer of 1929 at Wandsworth, Surrey
Thomas died on 1 February 1959 at Worthing, Sussex.
- 1893 Clayton West
- 1895 Andover
- 1896 Leeds III
- 1897 Droxford
- 1900 Swindon I
- 1903 Aldershot
- 1906 Penzance
- 1910 St Day
- 1914 Dunstable
- 1918 High Wycombe
- 1922 Southampton
- 1928 Slough
- 1933 Worthing (S)
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1923/486
Methodist Minutes 1959/193
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers