CFHS code : BE127

Parish : St Bene’t

Inscription : side 1 In Loving Memory of CLARA ANN BARKER d Dec 26 1897 age 71 also of CHARLES HENRY BARKER d Apr 6 1914 age 83 side 2: ILMO / ADA ELIZABETH / BARKER / d Jan 8 1945

Monument : Column

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

This monument was restored in 2016
Barker monument December 2016
The decroative features can only been seen when close to the monument.
Decorative features

Monument

Located on the east of the western path, in the parish area of St Bene’t, opposite the listed monuments of James Rattee and Moyes, this monument was restored in December 2016. The decorative features can only been seen when close to the monument.

Inscription

west face

In Loving Memory of CLARA ANN BARKER
Who entered into rest December 26th 1897
In the 72nd year of her age

Also of CHARLES HENRY BARKER.
Who passed away April 6 1914 in his 84th year.

“At Rest”

“With the Lord”

south face

In Loving Memory of ADA ELIZABETH  BARKER
Who was called to rest January 8 1945  aged 80 years
“Together”
“Glorious things are spoken of thee.
O city of God.”

Relationships – Husband, wife & daughter.

The Soda Water company known as Barker’s eventually sold all its equipment to Baldry’s Soft Drinks of Gold Street.

Clara Ann Barker née Wood (d 1897)

Clara Ann was the niece of Sophia Burch who ran a soda water company in Collier Road, Cambridge. She married Charles Barker on November 5th 1850

 

They had Alfred (1851) Fredrick Charles (1853), Thomas Edwin (1855)    Ada Sophia Elizabeth (1856), Henry Horatio (1859),  Henry Horatio (1862)  Ada Elizabeth (1864) and Bertie Percival Charles (1876)

 

Charles Henry Barker  (1831 – 1914)

Charleswas born in Waterbeach in 1831. He worked for, and lodged with, Sophia Burch at 2 Petersfield Cambridge. He  eventually took over the Soda water business.

By 1881 Charles was employing 2 men

After the death of Clara Charles remained at the family home

The Soda Water company known as Barker’s eventually sold all its equipment to Baldry’s Soft Drinks of Gold Street.

Ada Elizabeth Barker (1864 – 1945) Ada was the daughter of Clara & Charles she was born & brought up at 2 Petersfield and became a music teacher.

Sources
CFHS Transcripts of parish & census records

Family Search

 

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Ada Elizabeth Barker; Charles Henry Barker; Clara Ann Barker