CFHS code : BE27

Parish : St Bene’t

Inscription : In Loving Memory of my dear husband ARTHUR HARDY d January 16th 1922 aged 59 also of ELIZABETH ANN wife of the above d February 2nd 1955 aged 91

Monument : Headstone (fallen and broken)/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Hardy headstone 2019

Monument

A few rows west of the centre path under a large tree. The right corner post is missing. Otherwise it seems to be very much as found by CFHS 20 years ago.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of my dear husband ARTHUR HARDY
Who died January 16th 1922 aged 59 years

Also of ELIZABETH ANN wife of the above
Who died February 2nd 1955 aged 91 years

“Dearly loved and deeply mourned”

Arthur Hardy (c.1862 – 16 January  1922)

Arthur was born in Cambridge and was the son of Robert and Ann.  He  grew up at 174 East Road, and his father was a painter/glazier.  By 1881 Arthur was also working as a painter and  married Elizabeth Squires on 4 August 1888 at St. Mary’s Church, Huntingdon.  They had three children: Maurice Sterndale (1889-1982), Effie Maud (1891-1944) and Ronald Inverness (1894-1964).

Arthur worked as a house painter through his life and the family lived at 58 Burleigh Street (1891) and then 9 East Road (at least 1901 onwards).

Elizabeth Ann Hardy (née Squires) (12 January 1864 – 2 February 1955)

Elizabeth was born in Huntingdon and is believed to have been the daughter of Wiliam and Harriet.  She was baptised on 11 November 1866. In 1881 she was living at 8 Park Terrace and working as a housemaid to John and Emily Ellison, before marrying in 1888.  After she was widowed she continued to live at 9 East Road with eldest son Maurice and his wife Eleanor. She died at home aged 91 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Arthur Hardy; Elizabeth Ann Hardy