CFHS code : PL4

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of HAROLD RALPH STARR who fell asleep in Jesus Dec 28th 1904 aged 7 also ELLEN mother of the above and devoted wife of JAMES STARR d April 23rd 1933 aged 62 JAMES STARR d May 3rd 1950 aged 81

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The headstone in July 2018

Monument

Located under a laurel bush to the south of the central path.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of HAROLD RALPH STARR who fell asleep in Jesus Dec 28th 1904 aged 7 years

Also ELLEN mother of the above and devoted wife of JAMES STARR who was called … April 23rd 1933 aged 62 years.

“Till we meet again”

JAMES STARR d May 3rd 1950 aged 81 years

“Reunited”

Harold Ralph Starr (1897 – 28 December 1904)

Harold was the eldest son of James and Ellen Starr, and grew up at 58 Argeyle Street.

Ellen Starr (née Carter) (1871 – 23 April 1933)

Ellen was born in Waltham Abbey, Essex and was the daughter of Thomas and Susannah.  Her father worked as a labourer in a gunpowder factory, and aged 22 Ellen was working in a cartridge factory (presumably part of the same operation). She married James Starr on 3 August 1895 at St. Lawrence and Holy Cross Church, Waltham Holy Cross and they had four children: Gladys Marie (1896-1969), Harold Ralph, Victoria May (1901-1995) and Stanley James (1902-1991). James worked as a carpenter/joiner and they lived at 58 Argyle Street (1901) and 100 Hemingford Road (at least 1911 onwards).

James Starr (7 April 1869 – 3 May 1950)

James was the second son of Henry and Mary Ann (née Frost) Starr and was born in Ely. He was baptised there on 1 June 1869.  Henry was a shoemaker and the family lived at Goal Lane, Ely (1871) before moving to Trinity Place, Cambridge by at least 1878. After Ellen’s death he lived with daughter Gladys at Hemingford, 133 Vinery Road and in 1939 was described as a retired clerk of works. He died at Chesterton Hospital aged 81 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Ellen Starr; Harold Ralph Starr; James Starr