CFHS code : AG140

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of HENRY GEORGE WAYMARK d May 27th 1902 aged 32 also of ELIZABETH ELEANOR his beloved wife d Aug 3 1920 aged 54

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202704, 0.13662706

Waymark headstone January 2019
Detail from the headstone

Monument

Inscription

In Loving Memory of HENRY GEORGE WAYMARK who died May 27th 1902. Aged 32 years.

“Nearer my God, to Thee. Nearer to Thee.

Also of ELIZABETH ELEANOR his beloved wife died Aug. 3 1920.  Aged 54.

Henry George Waymark (17 June 1869 – 27 May 1902)

Henry was born in Bombay, and baptised there on 22 July 1869.  He was the son of George and Hannah (née Gregory) Waymark and by 1879 the family had returned to live at St. Bartholomews’ Hospital, London where his father was curator of surgery.  He married Elizabeth Loomes in 1892 in Cambridge and they had at least one son: Henry Stanley (1893-1969).  In 1893 they were living in London and Henry was working as a warehouseman.  He died at  New Square, Cambridge aged 32 years old and his occupation was noted as a warehouseman.

Elizabeth Eleanor Wyer (formerly Waymark née Loomes) (1865 –  3 August 1920)

Elizabeth was the daughter of John and Emma (née Wilderspin) Loomes and was baptised at the Primitive Methodist Chapel on 6 December 1865.  Her father was a railway engine painter, and her mother a dressmaker. She grew up at Sturton Street (1871) and Kingston Street (1881)  before marrying Henry Waymark when she was 27 years old.  After she was widowed she married baker and confectioner Arthur William Wyer (1874-1962) in Snettisham.  Arthur was a widower with two daughters and lived in the Norfolk village where her parents had retired to live.  She was living at Ladys-Walk, Snettisham in 1920, but died at 3 Cromer Road, Leyton, Essex aged 54 years old.

Elizabeth’s sister Agnes Loomes  (1873-1941) married Henry’s brother George Waymark in 1899

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Elizabeth Eleanor Waymark; Henry George Waymark