Thompson, Stanley (1899-1977)

Transcription of obituary published in the Minutes of Conference

STANLEY THOMPSON: born in South Shields on 17th September 1899, he entered the Primitive Methodist ministry in 1925 and, after training at Hartley College, travelled in the following circuits: Leicester III, Sheffield (Abbey), Sheffield (Ecclesall), Bridlington (St. John’s), Hull (North), Cannock Chase, St. Helens and Prescot, Darlington (North), and Danby, retiring to the Birkenhead Circuit in 1965. He died on 19th January 1977 in the seventy-eighth year of his age and the forty-ninth year of his ministry. At his own request there is no further obituary.


Stanley was born on 17 September 1899 at South Shields, Co. Durham, to parents Ralph Foster Thompspn, a grocer (1911), and Dorothy Marshall. He was baptised on 18 October 1899 at South Shields.

He married Margaret Ellen Earl (1906-1984) in the spring of 1932 at South Shields, Co. Durham. Birth records identify two children.

  • John D (b1934)
  • Raymond E (b1941)

Stanley died on 19 January 1977 at Birkenhead, Cheshire.


  • Hartley
  • 1928 Leicester III
  • 1832 Sheffield Abby
  • 1934 Sheffield Ecc
  • 1935 Bridlington St J
  • 1941 Hull N
  • 1943 Cannock Chase
  • 1951 St Helens &c
  • 1957 Darlington N
  • 1960 Danby
  • 1965 Birkenhead (S)


Methodist Minutes  1977/83

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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