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.
- 1895 Faringdon
- 1896 Andover
- 1899 Woburn Sands
- 1901 Oxford
- 1902 Horwich
- 1904 Littleborough
- 1907 Whitehaven
- 1910 ceased
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers