Rev. Stephen John BATTEN of Freeling
- Born: 1870, Gwennap, Cornwall 2
- Married: 24 Apr 1900, Bible Christian Church, Bowden, Adelaide, S.A., Australia 1
- Died: 19 Apr 1913, Belair, Adelaide, S.A., Australia 3 4
"BATTEN On the 19th April, Rev. S. J. Batten, of Freeling, Methodist minister, aged 43 years."
" The death is announced of the Rev. S. J. Batten, who was in charge of the Methodist Circuit of Templers, and resided at Freeling. Deceased who was 43, had been in the ministry for 20 years. He entered the work at Port Augusta through the influence of the Rev J. Thome, and was ordained 16 years ago. His term was spent at Way College, and since then he had been stationed in turn at Port Broughton (twice), Port Pirie, Gawler, Eudunda, Yankalilla, Goulwa, and Templers. He was a thoughtful and studious minister, and an earnest preacher and worker. About a year ago he became ill and since than had been able to do only three .months' pastoral work. He died at Belair. A widow (a daughter of Mr J Gould, of Bowden) and three children survive. Mrs F Williams, of Kadina is a sister and Mr F. Batten, of Renmark is a brother of the deceased." 5
Stephen married Irene Florence GOULD, daughter of John GOULD and Annie Maria KEEN, on 24 Apr 1900 in Bible Christian Church, Bowden, Adelaide, S.A., Australia 1. (Irene Florence GOULD was born on 24 Jul 1880 in Bowden, Adelaide, S.A., Australia 6 and died on 23 Oct 1961 in Westbourne Park, Adelaide, S.A., Australia 7.)
" BATTEN-GOULD. On the 24th April, in the Bible Christian Church, Bowden, by the Rev. John Thorne, assisted by the Rev. Wm. T. Shapley, the Rev. Stephen John Batten, second son of Mr. Charles Batten, of Port Augusta, to Irene Florence, eldest daughter of Mr. John Gould, Wisteria, Gibson-street, Bowden."
South Australian Register, Saturday 28 April 1900