CFHS code : HT414

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of WILLIAM HENRY EDWARDS d May 2nd 1927 aged 49 also of his wife EDITH GERTRUDE EDWARDS d March 25th 1955 aged 83

Monument : Kerb stones (broken)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Edwards kerb stones

Monument

These kerb stones, in the parish area of Holy Trinity, are located nine rows from the central path, not far from the Goldfinch Art Work. Although two of the kerb stones have collapsed, the inscription that can be read is very clear.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of WILLIAM HENRY EDWARDS died May 2nd 1927 aged 49 years

also of his wife EDITH GERTRUDE EDWARDS died March 25th 1955 aged 83 years

William Henry Edwards (1878 – 2 May 1927)

William was born in Little Shelford and baptised there on 14 April 1878. He was the son of Henry and Emma and by 1881 had moved with his family to live at  176 Sturton Street. Henry Edwards worked as a gardener and the family later lived at 47 Russell Street (1891).  Aged  13 William was working as a gardener’s assistant, but later worked as a house painter/decorator.  He married Edith Bennett in 1900 and they had three children: Stanley William (1905-), Reginald Frederick Henry (1908-1988) and Vera Edith (1910-1997).  The family lived at 25 Catharine Stret and William died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital aged 49 years old.

Edith Gertrude Edwards (née Bennett) (20 September 1871 – 25 March 1955)

Edith was the born in Cheltenham and baptised at St. Luke’s Church, Cheltenham on 3 December 1871.  She was the middle of the five children of Frederick and Fanny (née Hopkins) Bennett and her father was a domestic house decorator, painter and grainer (specialist painter who painted wood effect).  In 1881 the family were living at Queen Street in Woodbridge, and in 1891 at Willow Walk in Cambridge. Before her marriage to William Edwards she worked as a dressmaker. After she was widowed she went to live iwth daughter Vera and son in law Walter Stevens at 111 Milton Road (1939). She died in Lowestoft aged 83 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Edith Gertrude Edwards; William Henry Edwards