CFHS code : AS196
Parish : All Saints
Inscription : In Loving Memory of ALICE MARY SPALDING d 22 March 1953 aged 78 and AGNES HILDA SPALDING 18 April 1982 aged 98
Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
This headstone has fallen but the inscription is still clear. It lies 6 rows east of the central path and is 3 monuments north of their parents fallen headstone.
In Loving Memory of ALICE MARY SPALDING
Who departed this life 22nd March 1953 aged 78 years
AGNES HILDA SPALDING 18 April 1982 aged 98 years
Alice Mary Spalding (21 July 1874 – 22 March 1953)
Alice and Agnes were the daughters of William Potter Spalding (1847-1916) and his wife Martha (née Goodliffe) (1845-1920). The sisters grew up at 43 Sidney Street where their father was a bookseller, stationer and publisher (including the printing of Spalding’s street directory).
Alice was the eldest of the five Spalding children and was baptised at All Saints’ Church on 24 August 1874. After the deaths of her parents she continued to live at Sidney Street with her sister Agnes, and in 1939 was documented as being of private means. She died at the Evelyn Nursing Home aged 78 years old.
Agnes Hilda Spalding (26 October 1883 – 18 April 1982)
Agnes was the youngest child of William and Martha and in 1939 was working as a private secretary to a consulting surgeon, as well as being a volunteer for the Red Cross. She lived at 43 Sidney Street until at least 1950 and then moved to live at 18 Panton Street (at least 1960-1966). She died in the Hope Nursing Home on Brooklands Avenue aged 98 years old.
Alice and Agnes’ brother Alexander Augustine Spalding (1876-1964) took over the family business and was Mayor of Cambridge in 1933/34 and again in 1938/39. At his outgoing ceremony the name Spalding was said to be an ‘honoured one in the traditions of the municipal life of Cambridge’.
by Claire Martinsen
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