CFHS code : HT37
Parish : Holy Trinity
Inscription : In Loving Memory of ANN MARIA HARDING d July 19 1919 aged 78 also her daughter GRACE COE d Feb 24 1947 aged 73 CHARLES HENRY COE d 31 July 1948 aged 76
Monument : Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Ann Maria Harding (née Levitt) (1841 – 19 July 1919)
Ann was born in Swaffham Bulbeck and was the daughter of John and Elizabeth (née Skeel). She grew up in the village where her father was an agricultural labourer. She married George Harding c.1864 and they had six children: Arthur (1866-1946), Effie (1869-1934), Minnie (1871-1940), Grace (1873-1947), George (1875-1917) and Amelia (1880-). The couple started married life in Swaffham Bulbeck, where all six children were born but by 1881 had moved to live at Parkers Terrace, East Road where George worked as a coal porter. They later lived at 5 Gwydir Street (1891) and by 1901 Ann was a widow and living at 42 Sturton Street where she was described as a grocer. It is not known where or when George Harding died.
She lived with youngest daughter Amelia and died at 56 Sturton Street ‘after a long and painful illness’. Her funeral took place on 23 July and a short service was held at the house and also at the cemetery. The Cambridge Daily News reported that Ann ‘was a native of Swaffham Bulbeck, but for a number of years resided in Sturton Town, and was associated with the Sturton-street Chapel were she was held in high esteem’.
Grace Coe (née Harding) (16 October 1873 – 24 February 1947)
Grace was born in Swaffham Bulbeck and married Charles Coe in 1893. Charles worked as a builder’s labourer and they had four children: Private George Herbert (1894-1916), Walter Charles (1896-1966), Charles Albert (1903-1973) and one more child who died as an infant. Eldest son George served with the 9th Batallion, Norfolk Regiment, went missing on 18 October 1916 and was presumed dead. He is commemorated at the Thiepval Monument, Northern France.
Grace and Charles lived at 37 Cockburn Street and she died aged 73 years old.
Charles Henry Coe (4 September 1871 – 31 July 1948)
Charles was born in Teversham and grew up at 15 Butt’s Row (1881) and Cockburn Street (1891) with his parents Charles and Elizabeth. Charles Coe (Snr) was a railway labourer, and Charles (jnr) worked as a carman (delivery driver) before marrying Grace Harding.
by Claire Martinsen
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