CFHS code : PL79

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of our dear Mother SARAH ANN ELVIN d Aug 23 1937 age 81 also our dear Father CHARLES JAMES ELVIN d Oct 4 1902 age 44

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Sarah Ann Elvin (née Seamer) (1856 – 23 August 1937)

Sarah was the daughter of David and Rebecca (née Joyce) Seamer (also sometimes spelt Seamour). She was born in Great Paxton, a village just north of St. Neots and baptised there on 14 December 1856. Her father was a wheelwright and publican in the village. Aged 23 she was working as cook for Charles Bryant, a draper/tailor who lived on the High Street, Huntingdon. She married Charles Elvin in Great Paxton in 1885 and they had four children: Ruth Rebecca (1890-1978), Rhoda May (1892-1966), Daisy Violet (1894-1977) and one more child who died as an infant. Charles worked on the railway and the family lived at 43 Argyle Street. She was widowed in 1902 and continued to live at Argyle Street with her daughters and also took in lodgers (1911). She died at 338 Cherry Hinton Road, the home of her daughter Rhoda and son in law Arthur Bevis and her funeral took place on 26 August 1937.

Charles James Elvin (1858 – 4 October 1902)

Charles was born in Moulton, a village near Long Stratton and  between Diss and Norwich. He was baptised there on 9 January 1859 and was the son of labourer Charles Elvin and Ruth. In 1881 he was living with his widowed mother in Bury St. Edmunds and working as a railway engine cleaner. He later worked as a railway fireman (1891) and engine driver (1901).  He died at Argyle Street aged 44 years old and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 9 October 1902.



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Charles James Elvin; Sarah Ann Elvin