Walliker, Albert (1868-1946)
Albert was born on 3 May 1868 at Maldon, Essex, to parents Richard and Sarah Ann. Richard, a tailor, was a local preacher and Sunday school superintendent.
Albert became a circuit steward at the early age of eighteen years. At sixteen, Albert became a local preacher and six years later was recommended for ministry. In September 1890, Albert became a hired local preacher on the Dover and Deal Mission, being located at Sandwich. He spent a year at Hartley College before being stationed at Liverpool II.
Albert’s obituary records that he was essentially a circuit man, and for forty years gloried in his work. He served with distinction and devotion in some of the strongest circuits in the PM Church, having several extended terms.
On retirement, Albert settled among old friends at Wembley, and served the Ealing Road circuit as an active supernumerary. An earnest and effective preacher, a pastor ever welcome in the homes of the people, and a minister always attentive to the details of the circuit, he lived his life offering all his works to God.
Albert married Eva Mary Keeble (1867-1937) in the summer of 1896 at Maldon, Essex. Census returns identify one of two children.
- Hilda Marie (1901-1977) – married Vavasour Robert Shrigley in 1926
Albert died on 24 March 1946 at Wembley, Middlesex.
- 1892 Liverpool II
- 1896 Newcastle III
- 1898 Leicester II
- 1901 Buxton
- 1905 Hounslow
- 1908 Derby I
- 1911 Buxton
- 1915 Hull I
- 1920 Nuneaton
- 1925 Kilburn
- 1929 Northampton III
- 1932 Weobly (Sup)
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1920/386; 1922/816
Methodist Minutes 1946/142
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers