CFHS code : AG14

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of my dear husband HERBERT DAVEY HARDING d Jan 7th 1961 aged 79 EDITH MAY HARDING wife of above d March 14th 1920 aged 38

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202675, 0.13722571

Harding monument January 2019

Monument

Located to the south of the parish close to the centre circle.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of my dear husband HERBERT DAVEY HARDING
died Jan 7th 1961 aged 79 years

EDITH MAY HARDING wife of above died March 14th 1920 aged 38 years

Herbert Davey Harding (21 February 1881 – 7 January 1961)
Herbert was the son of William and Sarah of 243 Mill Road. Herbert was a joiner like his father and married Edie Coleman on November 6th 1904 in St Barnabas Church, Mill Road. They lived at 12 Marshall Road (1911) and then 21 Mackenzie Road and had two children: Arthur Herbert (1907-) and another child who died as an infant.

Herbert was widowed in 1920 and then married Beatrice Smith (1886-1975) in 1922.  They continued to live at 21 Mackenzie Road and Herbert worked as a joiner throughout his life. He died at Chesterton Hospital aged 79 years old.

Edith May (Edie) Harding (née Coleman) (c.1882 – 14 March 1920)
Edie was the daughter of Richard Frank and Emma (née Wibdy) Coleman. She lived with her family above the family baker’s shop at 70 Mill Road and married Herbert when she was 22 years old. She died at McKenzie Road and the funeral took place on Thursday 18 March. It was reported ‘a large gathering of sorrowing relatives and friends assembled at the house and at the graveside’.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen and Mary Naylor

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Edith May Harding; Herbert Davey Harding