CFHS code : ED113
Parish : St Edward
Inscription : In Loving Memory of ADA ELLEN SCARR d Feb 23 1915 also MARTHA LILIAN SCARR d June 12 1956
Monument : Headstone
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.203179, 0.13672302 – click here for location
Only partially visible with the south kerb having fallen. Located two rows from the west path. Only one kerb was visible when we surveyed this parish in 2017.
In Loving Memory of ADA ELLEN SCARR d Feb 23 1915
Also MARTHA LILIAN SCARR who passed away June 12 1956
Ada Ellen Scarr (c.1869 – 23 February 1915)
Ada was the eldest of the nine children born to William and Martha Scarr. Her father was a cabinet maker, and she grew up at 11 Victoria Road (1871), 2 Mill Street (1881), 14 Covent Garden (1891/1901) and then 79 Glisson Road (1911). On the 1911 census she is recorded as housekeeper on the census records. She died aged 46 years old.
Newspaper reports of the time reported that the Rev. D Stokes officiated at the funeral, and that the two hymns sung were ‘I heard the voice of Jesus say’ and ‘The King of love my Shepherd is’.
Martha Lilian Scarr (1880 – 12 June 1956)
Martha was the fifth of the nine children born to William and Martha Scarr. In 1901 she was living at All Saints Girls School in Hertford with her elder sister Charlotte Annie Scarr. Charlotte was an elementary school mistress, and Martha was an assistant to her. In 1911 she was back living at 79 Glisson Road with her family, and was an assistant teacher.
She continued to live at 79 Glisson Road after her parents death, and was still living there in 1956 with her sister Florence Lucy. She died at Hope Nursing Home in Cambridge. She left an estate valued at £2,268 6s 5d.
by Claire Martinsen
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