CFHS code : MG203

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of HARVEY HALLS d Jan 24 1922 aged 69

Monument : Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202078, 0.13791416 – click here for location

Halls grave
Halls kerb stones



Harvey Halls (1852 – 24 January 1922)

Harvey was born in Colchester and was the son of Henry and Harriett (née Clark) Halls. He was baptised in Colchster on 23 April 1854.  Harriet died when Harvey was 8 years old and he and his siblings were raised by his stonemason father.  Aged 18 he was also working as a stonemason and lodging in Colchester with the Everitt family.  He married Rebecca Arnold in Cambridge in 1876 and the couple had eight children:  Maud (1876-), Gertrude (1877-), Alice Mabel (1879-1965), Harry (1881-1964), Harvey (1883-1955), Albert Victor (1887-), Harriett (1889-1963) and Lily (1892-1893).

The family lived at 32 Gold Street (1881-1888), 17 Crispin Street (1891) and then at Primrose Cottage, Walnut Tree Lane (at least 1892 onwards).  Youngest daughter Lily died at Walnut Tree Lane and her sudden death was subject to an inquest.  She had been ill for two days with diarrhea, but it was not said to be severe.  Lily then became suddenly very unwell and was taken to Mr Keene the surgeon for examination.  Mr Keene said at the inquest that ‘the child was dying when taken to him.  It was a well-nourished child, and from a post-mortem examination, his opinion was that death resulted from rupture of the blood vessels on the brain, brought on by a fit whilst teething. The Jury returned a verdict of ‘Death from natural causes’.

The family continued to live at Walnut Tree Lane and Harvey died aged 69 years old.

Rebecca Halls (née Arnold)  (1856 – January 1935)

Rebecca was born in Cambridge and was the daughter of Robert and Catherine.  She grew up at 15 East Road where her father worked as a milkman. She married Harvey Halls when she was c.19 years old and after being widowed went to live at 89 Suez Road.  She died aged 78 years old and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 5 January 1935.



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