Smith, George Knowles (1870-1951)

George was President of the New Zealand Conference in 1912


George was born in 1870 at Filey, Yorkshire, to parents John George Smith, a PM minister, and  Margaret Elizabeth Knowles.

He married Ada Jane Wigley (b1870) in the summer of 1898 in the Rochdale Registration District, Lancashire. Census returns identify one child.

  • Henry Knowles (1900-1973) – a bank manager (1942)             

George died in the autumn (NZ) of 1951 at Greytown, Wellington, New Zealand.


  • 1892 Wigan
  • 1895 Grassington
  • 1896 Huddersfield
  • 1897 Littleborough
  • 1901 Stockport
  • 1905 Paisley
  • 1909 Dunedin – New Zealand
  • 1913 disappears


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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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