Of the life of Stephen Gee, who died in London on July 4th 1947 aged eighty-two.
- Stephen Gee (1865-1947) was born in London in poor circumstances. He was converted by the United Methodist Free Church minister Thomas Foster in 1883. He married in 1888 and with his wife became a very active lay member of the Church, in addition to establishing a successful tailoring business. In 1896 Gee was instrumental in the building of the Harbour Light Chapel in Goldsmiths Row, London, acting as treasurer of the building fund and contributing generously to the building costs. In addition to preaching at the chapel whenever necessary, he also served as Society Stewardbetween 1896 and 1929. He was frequently elected onto Connexional committees and was a delegate to the last Conference of the United Methodist Free Church in 1907. Gee was also active in local politics and served for several years as a Liberal member of the London County Council. He was appointed Justice of the Peace in 1915 and served on the bench for many years. Source: MAW Ms 91.6.650 and M R 1947 17 July, p.5