CFHS code : AS255
Parish : All Saints
Inscription : In Loving Memory of HARRIET OSBOURN d Aug 5th 1906 aged 79 A light is from our household gone A voice we loved is stilled A place is vacant in our home which never can be filled
Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
This headstone, in the parish area of All Saints, is located approximately fourteen rows west from the central path and three graves south of the north path.
In Loving Memory of HARRIET OSBOURN died Aug 5th 1906 aged 79 years
“A light is from our household gone.
A voice we loved is stilled.
A place is vacant in our home
which never can be filled.”
Harriet Osbourn (née Brooke) (1826 – 5 August 1906)
Harriet was born in Cumberworth, near Huddersfield and was the daughter of George and Mary Ann Brooke. She was baptised at St. Nicholas’ Church in Cumberworth on 19 November 1826. Her father was a weaver who later became a lay vicar and Harriet grew up at 4 Rasen Lane, Lincoln (1841/1851) and by the age of 24 was working as a milliner and dressmaker. She married tailor William Osbourn (1826-1875) on 19 October 1853 at St. Nicholas’ Church, Lincoln. The couple had at least seven children: William George Henry (1854-1939), James Ernest (1855-1908), Harriet Lilian (1857-1944), Eliza Theodora (1859-1939), Daisy Alexandra (1863-1931) and Walter Brooke (1867-). In 1861 they were living in Lincoln and William was employing 3 men in his business. By 1871 they had moved to Hull and William died there in October 1875.
Harriet moved to Cambridge soon after his death, as she was already resident in the town when probate was granted. In 1881 she was living with her children Eliza, Daisy and Walter at Hardwicke Street in Newnham Croft. She died in Cambridge aged 79 years old.
by Claire Martinsen
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