CFHS code : HT429

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of EDITH MAY CARR d 8 Mar 1970 aged 77 ANNIE CARR d 12 Jan 1927 aged 59 also of GEORGE CARR husband d 26 Dec 1936 aged 69

Monument : Open Book/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Edith May Carr  (2 May 1892 – 8 March 1970)

Edith was the only daughter of George and Annie Carr. In 1939 she was working as a nurse at the Fulbourn Mental Hospital and died at 134 Argyle Street.

Annie Carr (née Peacock) (1867 – 12 January 1927)

Annie was born in Histon, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Ann (née Smith). Joseph (1825-1888) was an agricultural labourer and she grew up at Pages Close, Histon.  In 1891 she was living with her widowed mother and working in a jam factory, before marrying George Carr in 1892. George was a railway guard and they lived in Histon (1901) and then 134 Argyle Street (at least 1911 onwards). Annie and George had four children: Edith May, Private Sidney George (1895-1916), Albert James (1897-1957) and Percy William (1900-1962). Annie died at Argyle Street and her funeral took place on 15 January.

George Carr (9 May 1867 – 26 December  1936)

George was born in Holkham, Norfolk and baptised in nearby Wells next the Sea on 20 May 1867. He grew up in Holkham with his parents James and Emily, and his father was an agricultural labourer.  Aged 13 George was working as a carpenter’s labourer, but later worked as a railway guard. After he was widowed he went to live in Newark on Trent with his son Percy and daughter in law Gladys. Percy was a railway signalman who was based at the Barnby Road Crossing in the town.  George died there and was buried in Cambridge on 30 December 1936.



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Annie Carr; Edith May Carr; George Carr