Whittington, William (1827-1896)

Family

William was born abt1827 at Seagrave, Leicestershire, to parents Thomas and Elizabeth. He was baptised on 15 April 1827 at Seagrave.

After leaving the PM ministry, William emigrated to USA. In 1880 he is identified as an evangelical minister at Franklin, Ohio.

He married Sarah Felger (1839-1923) on 20 February 1866 at Wayne, Ohio. Census returns identify five children.

  • Evangeline (1867-1947) – married Adam J Marshall, a salesman (1900), in 1889
  • William Westley (1870-1955) – a book-keeper (1900); a farm hand (1940)
  • John Howard (1873-1947) – a locomotive fireman (1900); a farm hand (1940)
  • Cordelia C (1877-1956) – a dry goods clerk (1900); married Edwin Benjamin Seiple, a telegraph operator (1904), in 1904
  • Gertrude M (1880-1959) – married Charles J Haenel in 1910; married George Spencer in 1943

William died on 16 April 1896 at Leipsic, Putnam County, Ohio, USA

Circuits

  • 1850 Burton on Trent
  • 1852 E Shildon
  • 1853 Lincoln
  • 1855 Boston
  • 1856 disappears

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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