CFHS code : HT93

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of EVA the beloved wife of EBENEZER NASH d Jun 27th 1920 aged 60 also her beloved husband EBENEZER NASH d July 27th 1953 aged 96

Monument : S/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument

Inscription

Eva Nash (née Nash) (c.1859 – 27 June 1920)

Eva was born in Hughendon in Buckinghamshire – a valley just to the north of High Wycombe and married Ebenezer Nash in Cambridge in 1884.  Ebenezer was a draper and they lived at 34 Kingston Street (1891) and then at Wycombe House, 102 Mill Road where they ran a draper’s shop.  The couple had three children: Arthur Samuel Walter (1885-1942), Eveline Violet Doreen Martha (Dorrie) (1892-1991) and Eva Vera Alexandra (Vera) (1897-1977).  Eva died at home aged 60 years old and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 30 June.  A service was held at the Wesleyan Chapel on Hills Road before internment in the Cemetery.

Ebenezer Nash (21 July 1857 – 27 July 1953)

Ebenezer was also born in Hughendon and was the son of Samuel and Martha Nash.  His father worked as a cast saddletree maker (1861) and later as a grocer (1871) – he was also a baptist minister.  By the age of 13 Ebenezer was working as an assistant in a shop and aged 23 he was living in St. Ives and working as a draper’s assistant for Thomas Fyson.

After he was widowed Ebenezer continued to run the shop at 102 Mill Road until at least 1930 and then moved to live at 96 Mowbray Road with youngest daughter Vera (1939). He died at Mowbray Road a week after his 96th birthday.  Vera lived at Mowbray Road until her death in December 1977.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Ebenezer Nash; Eva Nash