Simkin, Edwin (1874-1951)

Family

Edward was born on 18 December 1874 at Darlaston, Staffordshire, to parents Joseph, a confectioner (1881), and Mary. He was baptised on 17 January 1875 at Darlaston.

Before entering the ministry Edwin worked as a clerk in a bolt works (1891).

Edwin emigrated to USA in 1909 where he was a Presbyterian minister (1910).

He married Elizabeth Hannah Pigott (1871-1951) in the summer of 1899 in the West Ham Registration District, Essex. Census returns and birth records identify four children.

  • Pearl Gwendoline E P (1902-1907)
  • Fergusson Harvey M P (1904-1996
  • Stanley Hugh Pigott (1908-1979) – a hotel Clerk (1942)
  • Joseph (b abt1917)

Edwin died in June 1951 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Circuits

  • 1895 Faringdon
  • 1896 Andover
  • 1899 Woburn Sands
  • 1901 Oxford
  • 1902 Horwich
  • 1904 Littleborough
  • 1907 Whitehaven
  • 1910 ceased

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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