Wallis, Frederick George (1850-1923)
Frederick was born on 17 April 1850 at Wallingford, Berkshire to parents George Wallis and Harriet Maslin. George was a PM Minister and Harriet a local preacher.
Frederick was converted when nine years old, began to preach aged sixteen and two years later entered the Sunderland Theological Institute.
Frederick’s obituary records that his preaching built up believers, and won many souls for the Lord. In administration and in matters of discipline he was sagacious, kindly, tactful and firm. His wonderful fund of humour helped to turn many an awkward corner. In pastoral work he was not only diligent, but his rare gifts for this branch of service amounted to almost genius.
Frederick took an active part in the Citizens League, and as a ‘Passive Resister’ he has several times suffered the distraint of his goods.
Frederick married Mary Ann Kirk (1851-1929) in late 1874 at Grimsby, Lincolnshire. Census returns identify five of six children.
- Lily Maude (1876-1946) – married William Irish, a company secretary (1911)
- George Richard (1877-1956) – an insurance agent
- Edith Maria (1881-1936)
- Percival (1886-1945) – a civil servant (G.P.O.) in 1911
- Doris Elizabeth (b1898)
Frederick died on 3 August 1923 at Grimsby, Lincolnshire.
- 1869 Tetney
- 1870 Retford
- 1871 Alford
- 1873 Patrington
- 1875 Louth
- 1878 Brigg
- 1881 Winterton
- 1882 Tadcaster
- 1886 Doncaster I
- 1888 Pocklington
- 1891 Hornsea
- 1894 Brigg
- 1898 Bridlington
- 1901 Barton on Humber
- 1905 North Cave
- 1907 Grimsby (S)
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1907/213; 1919/388; 1923/803
PM Minutes 1924/289
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers