Transcription of obituary published in the Minutes of Conference
JOSEPH STAINES: entered the Primitive Methodist ministry in 1926 and travelled in the following circuits: Thanet, Wishaw, Cwm, Mountain Ash, West Monmouth Mission, Rhondda (Ely Valley), Crewe, Scunthorpe and Winterton, Kiveton Park, Sheffield (North- East). At his own request there is no obituary, other than this record of his service.
He died on 15 December 1970, in the seventy-eighth year of his age, and the forty-fifth of his ministry.
Joseph was born on 3 February 1893 at West Pelton, Co. Durham, to parents Hamilton Staines, a coal miner, and Thirza Groves.
Before entering the ministry Joseph worked as a weighman at coke ovens (1911).
He married Elsie Winifred Scott in the summer of 1930 at Ramsgate, Kent. Birth records identify two children.
- Albert Oliver (b1938)
- Elizabeth M (b1939) – married Derek A Harley in 1963
Joseph died on 15 December 1970 in the Cheadle Registration District, Staffordshire.
- 1926 Thanet
- 1928 Wishaw
- 1930 Cwm
- 1932 Mountain Ash
- 1937 W Monmouth
- 1942 Rhondda Ely
- 1945 Crewe
- 1948 Scunthorpe
- 1953 Kiveton Park
- 1954 Sheffield NE
- 1958 Derby (Sup)
Methodist Minutes 1971/173
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers