CFHS code : HT463
Parish : Holy Trinity
Inscription : In Ever Loving Memory of dear wife and mother SARAH JANE DAY 20 Jan 1944 aged 58 also LEONARD (son) d 10 Dec 1928 aged 6 also ELIZA DAY d Sept 3rd 1941 aged 71 also CHARLES DAY d 9 June 1975 aged 92
Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
This headstone, with curved front, is located in the south of the cemetery, to the west of the eastern path, in the shade of a large tree.
‘In Ever Loving Memory of a dear wife and mother
SARAH JANE DAY died Jan 20 1944 aged 58 years
Also LEONARD (son) died Dec 10th 1928 aged 6 years
Also ELIZA DAY died Sept 3rd 1941 aged 71 years
Also CHARLES DAY died June 9 1975 aged 92 years’
Sarah Jane Day (née Garnett) (13 December 1885 – 20 January 1944)
Sarah was born in Upper Allithwaite in the Lake District, the daughter of John (Jack) and Margaret Garnett. Jack was a hotel porter and the family lived at Birch Cottages in Upper Allithwaite. She married Charles Day on 10 April 1907 at All Saints’ Church, South Acton and they had five children: Charles Edward (1908-2002), Elsie (1911-1980), George (1917-1998), Nelly (1918-2004) and Leonard (1922-1928). Charles was a postman when they married and they started married life in Acton, but had moved to Cambridge by the time son George was born in 1917. They lived at 11a Manor Street and Charles worked as a spray painter/nickel plater. Sarah died at the Leys Annex of Addenbrooke’s Hospital aged 58 years old.
Leonard Day (1922 – 10 December 1928)
Leonard was the youngest son of Charles and Sarah Jane and died at 11a Manor Street aged 6 years old. He was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 14 December 1928.
Eliza Day (c.1870 – 3 September 1941)
Eliza is believed to have been a relative of Charles Day and died at 45 Vinery Road. Her probate records document her as a spinster.
Charles Day (18 June 1882 – 9 June 1975)
Charles was born in Acton and was the son of David and Sarah Day. David was a carpenter and Charles spent his childhood living between Cambridge (where some of his siblings were born) and Acton. He died in London aged 92 years old.
Charles’ cousins Samuel, George and Charles Day are also buried in Mill Road Cemetery.
by Claire Martinsen
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