William Lonsdale Watkinson (1838-1925)
William Lonsdale Watkinson was born in Hull, Yorkshire. He entered the Wesleyan ministry in 1858 and exercised an active circuit ministry until his appointment as Connexional Editor in 1893, which position he occupied until superannuation in 1904. Watkinson served as President of Conference in 1897.
Source: Hill's Arrangement 1924 and Minutes of Conference 1925