“Thursday, Sept. 26 . . . Releases –Elder Joseph S Dixon of the Nottingham Conference has been honorably released to return home per s.s.’New England,’ sailing from Liverpool, October 10th; also Elder Alexander C Patterson and wife of the Scottish Conference, all on account of failing health. (Mill.Star, 63:636).” [BMMH, 1901]
“Thursday, Oct. 3 . . . Releases - -Elder George Perkins of the Birmingham Conference, has been honorably released to return home by the steamship ‘Commonwealth,’ sailing from Liverpool, October 10th; also Elder Stephen Thurston of the Norwich Conference, to return at the same time. (Mill.Star, Mill. Star, 63:651).” [BMMH, 1901].
“Thursday, Oct. 10 . . .Departures - - The following Elders sailed for home to-day per s.s ‘Commonwealth,’ : George Perkins, Joseph S. Dixon, Stephen Thurston, Fritz Keller, Anders Nielsen, Lars Christofferson, Alexander C Patterson and Sister Elizabeth Patterson. Sisters Lucy B Young and Emma Lucy Gates were passengers on the same boat, both having spent the past three years in Germany, where the latter has been studying music and voice culture. There was also aboard Sister Janet Thwaites, who for upwards of a twelvemonth has been a valued member of the force at ’42.’ (Mill.Star, 63:667).” [BMMH, 1901].
“Thursday, Oct 17.. . Elder John Cook of the Manchester Conference was honorably released some time ago, and sailed for home on Thursday, the 10th inst, but through an oversight the announcement was omitted in previous issues of the STAR. (Mill. Star, 63:682).” [BMMH, 1901].