Ward, Frank (1898-1997)

Transcription of obituary published in the Minutes of Conference

FRANK WARD: born in Darfield, Yorkshire, on 3rd April 1898. After a pre-collegiate year at Appleby, he trained at Hartley College and served in the following circuits: Crowle. Kirkby Stephen. Appleby and Tebay, Goole (Carlisle Terrace), Bristol (Eastville), Doncaster (Spring Gardens), Newcastle upon Tyne (Ryton and Prudhoe), Consett, Newcastle upon Tyne (West), Penrith. Ashington, and Carlisle, and superannuated in 1964. He died on 21st October 1997, in the hundredth year of his age and the seventy-fifth year of his ministry.

At his own request there is no further obituary.


Frank was born on 3 April 1898 at Darfield, Yorkshire, to parents Walter Ward, a colliery shunter above ground (1901), and Ada Scarborough. He was baptised on 24 April 1898 at Darfield.

He married Elizabeth Pattinson (1905-1989) on 19 June 1928 at Appleby, Westmorland.

Birth records identify two children.

  • Michael (1933-2007)
  • David (b1937)

Frank died in October 1997 at Carlisle, Cumberland.


  • 1921 Appleby
  • 1923 Hartley
  • 1925 Crowle
  • 1927 Brought
  • 1928 Goole
  • 1931 Bristol III
  • 1935 Doncaster Sp G
  • 1938 Newcastle, Ryton
  • 1942 Consett
  • 1947 Newcastle West
  • 1950 Penrith
  • 1955 Ashington
  • 1958 Carlisle
  • 1964 Carlisle (Sup)


Methodist Minutes 1998/52

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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