CFHS code : HS74

Parish : Holy Sepulchre

Inscription : In Loving Memory of HENRY CHARLES GOODYEAR d June 10 1947 age 76 also CHARLES WILLIAM GOODYEAR d May 11 1962 age 66 also his wife ANNIE MARIA GOODYEAR d May 14 1933 age 62

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

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Goodyear monument May 2018



In Loving Memory of HENRY CHARLES GOODYEAR died June 10 1947 aged 76 years

Also his wife ANNIE MARIA GOODYEAR died May 14 1933 age 62 years

Also CHARLES WILLIAM GOODYEAR eldest son died May 11th 1962 age 66 years

Henry Charles Goodyear (4 March 1871 – 10 June 1947)

Henry was born in Northington in Hampshire and was known as Harry.  He was baptised on 7th May 1871 at Wield in Hampshire. He was the illigitimate son of Emily Goodyear, who married Charles Knight when Harry was a month old [15th April 1871] and although he grew up with his step-siblings, he was always known as Goodyear.  Charles Knight was an agricultural labourer.

Harry moved to Cambridge at some point, and married Annie Maria Norton there in 1894.  They had five sons: Charles William [1895-1962], Arthur Reginald [1897-1965], Henry George (known as Harry) [1899-], Percy Lionel [1902-1952] and William Herbert James (known as Willie) [1903-1982].

In 1901/1911 they were living at 2 Barton Road in Grantchester, and Harry was a jobbing gardener.  By 1916 they were living at Ram Yard, Bridge Street and Harry was working as a lamplighter.   He was still living at 12 Rams Yard in 1939 and was described as a retired lampligher.  He died there in 1947 aged 76 years old.

Annie Maria Goodyear [née Norton] (c.1871 – 14 May 1933)

Annie was the daughter of James and Emma Norton.  James was a gas labourer, and Annie was born in Newmarket and raised there. Aged 20 she was working as a domestic servant in Shenley, Hertfordshire for Ross Smyth, and Irish surgeon and his family.

She married Harry Goodyear in Cambridge in 1894.  She was in hospital during the census in 1911. She died at 12 Ramyard in 1933.

Charles William Goodyear (23 November 1895 – 11 May 1962)

Charles was the eldest son of Harry and Annie Goodyear.  He grew up at 2 Barton Road in Grantchester, and aged 15 years old was a ‘houseboy’ [sic]. By the time he signed up as a soldier on 1st February 1916 he was working as a baker. In the war he was part of the 1st Huntingdon Cyclist Corps.

In 1939 he was living at 12 Ram Yard with his father, brother Willie and sister-in-law Lilian.  He was a college porter, and also an ARP ambulance driver. He died a batchelor in 1962 at 50 Kendal Way.



by Claire Martinsen

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Annie Maria Goodyear; Charles William Goodyear; Henry Charles Goodyear