Margaret CRESSWELL (née McClelland)
d. 19 Jan 1933  


The Durham County News, 26th January 1933


Wife of Former Postmaster of Bishop Auckland

The death occurred at Woodside House, Witton Park, on Thursday of Mrs. Margaret Cresswell, wife of Mr. R.P.Cresswell, formerly postmaster at Bishop Auckland.

Mr. and Mrs. Cresswell are highly esteemed in Witton Park, where they have lived for a number of years, both during the period Mr. Cresswell was postmaster at Bishop Auckland and since his retirement.

Mrs. Cresswell took an active interest in the Pentecostal movement, and her passing will be a big loss to them. She was largely responsible for the establishment of the movement in the district, and took a big part in the campaign conducted by Pastor Jeffries at Bishop Auckland.

The funeral took place at Bishop Auckland cemetery on Monday. Only near relatives of the family were present.

A Pentecostal service was conducted by Pastor Taylor, of the Bishop Auckland church.

The family mourners were: Mr. R.P. Cresswell (husband), Mr. H.P. Cresswell (son), Mr. and Mrs. Tempest, Mansfield (son-in-law and daughter), Misses Enid and Gladys Cresswell (daughters).


The North Eastern Daily Gazette, 24th January 1933


The mortal remains of Mrs. Cresswell, or Wearside House, Witton Park, wife of Mr. R.P. Cresswell, retired postmaster , of Bishop Auckland, were laid to rest quietly and privately in Bishop Auckland Cemetery at noon yesterday.

There were only present the bereaved husband (Mr. R.P. Cresswell), Mr. H.P. Cresswell (son), Mr. and Mrs. Tempest (son-in-law and daughter), and Miss Enid Cresswell and Miss Gladys Cresswell (daughters).

Pastors Taylor and Powell held a quiet service at the house and performed the last burial rites at the Cemetery. The coffin was covered with lovely wreaths from the husband and members of the family.

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. George Stephenson, Bishop Auckland.