Frederick Colwell, 18581924 (aged 66 years)

Colwell, Frederick (1858-1924)
Name
Frederick Colwell
Given names
Frederick
Surname
Colwell
Birth 1858
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Evening News Mon 7 Apr 1924 p. 3

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Rev. Colwell was born in Gloucester (Eng.) in 1858, and came to Australia in 1877

MarriageSusannah Mary SandayView this family
1886 (aged 28 years)
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3659/1886 COLWELL FREDERICK SANDAY SUSANNA MARY ST LEONARDS

Birth of a sonAurthur Stanley Colwell
1887 (aged 29 years)
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882/1887 COLWELL ARTHUR S FREDERICK SUSANNAH M SYDNEY

Marriage of a childAurthur Stanley ColwellPearl HallView this family
1912 (aged 54 years)
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4236/1912 COLWELL ARTHUR S HALL PEARL H SYDNEY

Death April 1924 (aged 66 years)
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Evening News Mon 7 Apr 1924 p. 3

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GALLIPOLI CHAPLAIN Rev. Colwell Dead Captain Chaplain Frederick Colwell died at Wahroonga early to-day. He had never really recovered from an illness contracted at Gallipoli. Rev. Colwell was born in Gloucester (Eng.) in 1858, and came to Australia in 1877. After a short stay in Queens- land, he came to Sydney, and entered the Methodist Church from Bourke- street Church, during the ministry of Rev. Dr. Kelynack. During a ministry of over 40 years, Mr. Colwell filled many important positions, including the superintend- ency of the Wesley Church, the New- castle Mission, and Waverley and Orange Methodist Churches. He was president of the Conference in 1915. He leaves a widow, two sons, and two daughters. Rev. James Colwell is a brother.

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Sydney Morning Herald Tue 8 Apr 1924 p. 8

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DEATH OF REV. F. COLWELL. POPULAR METHODIST MINISTER. The death occurred at Wahroonga yesterday morning of the Rev. Frederick Colwell, of Lindfield. The late Mr. Colwell was one of the most widely-known as well as one of the most popu- lar ministers in the Methodist Church in this State. Born at Gloucester (England), in 1858, he left England when l8 years of age, settling for a time at Maryborough, in Queensland. From Maryborough he came to Sydney and joined the Bourke-street Metho- dist Church, then the centre of great activity, under the ministry of the Rev. Dr. Kalynaek. Entering heartily into the Church's work, Mr. Colwell was nominated for the ministry, and was appointed to Moruya, where, during his two years, he witnessed a great revival. Co- bar was his next sphere, and there, during the prosperous days of that great mining centre, he saw most encouraging results. Then followed a succession of important circuits, Including South Sydney, then known as Wesley Church (and including Pyrmont, where Mr. Colwell lived), Bega, Lewisham, Spring Hills, and Orange. From Orange he proceeded to Wesley Church as successor to the Rev. P. J. Stephen. Mr. Colwell remained at Wes- ley for four years, drawing large congrega- tions, and conducting vigorous open-air cam- paigns. He was next placed in charge of the Waverley circuit for three years, passing from thence to the Newcastle mission as suc- cessor to tho Rev. Ralnsford Bavin. At New- castle Mr. Colwell was phenomenally success- ful. Willoughby and Chatswood, then North Sydney for twelve months, and finally Katoom- ba for three years, completed the round of Mr. Colwell's circuits. While in charge of the North Sydney Church the war commenced, and Mr. Colwell went with the troops to Egypt and Gallipoli, spending several weeks in the trenches, and serving under General Birdwood and others. When at Newcastle Mr. Colwell was chair- man of the Maitland District Synod, after- wards filling the position of chairman of the Parramatta district. In 1914 he was elected president of the conference, and a year later served as chaplain to the A.I.F. at Gallipoli. Being invalided to England, he returned as chaplain on a troopship, and served in the same capacity at Liverpool camp for three years. He was an outspoken and fearless champion of every cause that needed assist- ance, and he was so essentially a man's man that he was always at home amongst men, to whom he spoke In persuasive, telling, and original words. His humour was irrepressible, and spontaneous, and in the conference he was always listened to with expectation and de- light, though his brethren did not always agree with him. The late Mr. Colwell leaves a wife, two sons, and two daughters, his youngest son Raymond having fallen during the war. Mr. Colwell was the only surviving brother of the Rev. James Colwell, well known through his literary work. The funeral, which will take place at the Northern Suburbs cemetery this afternoon, will be preceded by a service at 1.45 p.m., in the Lindfield Methodist Church.

Family with Susannah Mary Sanday
himself
Colwell, Frederick (1858-1924)
18581924
Birth: 1858Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Death: April 1924Wahroonga, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18641958
Birth: 1864 43 33Windsor, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1958Chatswood, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: 1886St Leonards, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
18871974
Birth: 1887 29 23Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1974New South Wales, Australia
BirthNational Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
Citation details:

Evening News Mon 7 Apr 1924 p. 3

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Rev. Colwell was born in Gloucester (Eng.) in 1858, and came to Australia in 1877

MarriageNew South Wales. Department of Justice and Attorney General. NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. [data-base on-line]. Sydney: the Registry.
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3659/1886 COLWELL FREDERICK SANDAY SUSANNA MARY ST LEONARDS

DeathNational Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
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Evening News Mon 7 Apr 1924 p. 3

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GALLIPOLI CHAPLAIN Rev. Colwell Dead Captain Chaplain Frederick Colwell died at Wahroonga early to-day. He had never really recovered from an illness contracted at Gallipoli. Rev. Colwell was born in Gloucester (Eng.) in 1858, and came to Australia in 1877. After a short stay in Queens- land, he came to Sydney, and entered the Methodist Church from Bourke- street Church, during the ministry of Rev. Dr. Kelynack. During a ministry of over 40 years, Mr. Colwell filled many important positions, including the superintend- ency of the Wesley Church, the New- castle Mission, and Waverley and Orange Methodist Churches. He was president of the Conference in 1915. He leaves a widow, two sons, and two daughters. Rev. James Colwell is a brother.

DeathNational Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
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Sydney Morning Herald Tue 8 Apr 1924 p. 8

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DEATH OF REV. F. COLWELL. POPULAR METHODIST MINISTER. The death occurred at Wahroonga yesterday morning of the Rev. Frederick Colwell, of Lindfield. The late Mr. Colwell was one of the most widely-known as well as one of the most popu- lar ministers in the Methodist Church in this State. Born at Gloucester (England), in 1858, he left England when l8 years of age, settling for a time at Maryborough, in Queensland. From Maryborough he came to Sydney and joined the Bourke-street Metho- dist Church, then the centre of great activity, under the ministry of the Rev. Dr. Kalynaek. Entering heartily into the Church's work, Mr. Colwell was nominated for the ministry, and was appointed to Moruya, where, during his two years, he witnessed a great revival. Co- bar was his next sphere, and there, during the prosperous days of that great mining centre, he saw most encouraging results. Then followed a succession of important circuits, Including South Sydney, then known as Wesley Church (and including Pyrmont, where Mr. Colwell lived), Bega, Lewisham, Spring Hills, and Orange. From Orange he proceeded to Wesley Church as successor to the Rev. P. J. Stephen. Mr. Colwell remained at Wes- ley for four years, drawing large congrega- tions, and conducting vigorous open-air cam- paigns. He was next placed in charge of the Waverley circuit for three years, passing from thence to the Newcastle mission as suc- cessor to tho Rev. Ralnsford Bavin. At New- castle Mr. Colwell was phenomenally success- ful. Willoughby and Chatswood, then North Sydney for twelve months, and finally Katoom- ba for three years, completed the round of Mr. Colwell's circuits. While in charge of the North Sydney Church the war commenced, and Mr. Colwell went with the troops to Egypt and Gallipoli, spending several weeks in the trenches, and serving under General Birdwood and others. When at Newcastle Mr. Colwell was chair- man of the Maitland District Synod, after- wards filling the position of chairman of the Parramatta district. In 1914 he was elected president of the conference, and a year later served as chaplain to the A.I.F. at Gallipoli. Being invalided to England, he returned as chaplain on a troopship, and served in the same capacity at Liverpool camp for three years. He was an outspoken and fearless champion of every cause that needed assist- ance, and he was so essentially a man's man that he was always at home amongst men, to whom he spoke In persuasive, telling, and original words. His humour was irrepressible, and spontaneous, and in the conference he was always listened to with expectation and de- light, though his brethren did not always agree with him. The late Mr. Colwell leaves a wife, two sons, and two daughters, his youngest son Raymond having fallen during the war. Mr. Colwell was the only surviving brother of the Rev. James Colwell, well known through his literary work. The funeral, which will take place at the Northern Suburbs cemetery this afternoon, will be preceded by a service at 1.45 p.m., in the Lindfield Methodist Church.