CFHS code : HS76

Parish : Holy Sepulchre

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ARTHUR JOHN CHARTER d Jan 27 1933 age 43 also THOMAS CHARTER d Nov 28 1938 age 60 also MAY ETHEL CHARTER d Dec 11 1962 age 78

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202237, 0.13808276 – click here for location

The monument in 2018.

Monument

The kerb stones are broken and only part of the inscription is visible.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of ARTHUR JOHN CHARTER d Jan 27 1933 age 43

Also THOMAS CHARTER d Nov 28 1938 age 60

Also MAY ETHEL CHARTER died Dec 11 1962 age 78

Relationship: two brothers, and sister in law

Arthur John Charter (1899 – 27 January 1933)

Arthur was the youngest child of Walter and Elizabeth (née Allen) and grew up on Devonshire Road. His father was a carpenter/builder and aged 21 Arthur was working as an assistant in a bootmaker’s shop.  Little is known about Arthur’s life after that point and he died at Beechcroft Road in Balham aged 43 years old.

Thomas Charter (1877 – 28 November  1938)

Thomas was Arthur’s elder brother and worked as a carpenter. He married May Diby in 1909 and they had at least two daughters: Thora Mary (1910-1992) and Betty May (1915-1999). The family lived at 19 Garden Walk and Thomas died aged 60 years old.

May Ethel Charter (30 April 1884 – 11 December 1962)

(Born Ethel May she appears to have been known as May)

May was the daughter of Henry and Jane annd grew up at  11 Princes Street and then 16 City Road where her father ran a bakery/shop.  After she was widowed she ran a Lodging House from Garden Walk (1939) and died in Ely aged 78 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Arthur John Charter; May Ethel Charter; Thomas Charter