CFHS code : MG233
Parish : St Mary the Great
Inscription : EDWARD RICHARD O’HARE / d May 31st 1931 / aged 67 / also ANNIE LOUISA O’HARE / wife of above / d Feb 26 1949 / aged 84
Monument : Headstone (broken)/Kerb stones/Urn
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.202168, 0.13740627 – click here for location
Edward Richard O’Hare (1863 – 31 May 1931)
Edward was the eldest son of railway fireman Edward O’Hare and his wife Frances (née Laughton) and lived at Caroline Place (1871). Aged 17 he was living with his aunt and uncle at 29 Broad Street. His uncle – Alfred Brown was a tailor, and Edward also worked as a tailor. He married Annie Nunn in 1884 and they had seven children: Alfred Edward (1885-1936), Bertie Reuben (1888-1917), Henry Thomas (Thomas) 1889-), Winifred Maud (1891-1962), Edith Daisy (1893-1974) and Frederick George (1896-1988) and another child who died as an infant.
The family lived at 4 Edward Street (1891) and then Broad Street (1901 onwards). In April 1902 their eldest son Alfred appeared in front of magistrates accused with two others of ‘having feloniously broken and entered a certain warehouse of Messrs Sturton Bros, and having feloniously stolen therein a quantity of oranges’. Edward testified for his son and asked that ‘the Recorder would be as lenient as he could. His son had been waiting to get into the Army for some time’. Alfred O’Hare also pleaded his regret and promised ‘I wish to be better’. The case was not helped by Alfred already having had a conviction and the Recorder declared him to be the ringleader and he was therefore sentenced to five months’ hard labour.
Three of Edward and Annie’s sons served in the 1st World War. Second son Lance Corporal Bertie O’Hare was killed in September 1917 whilst serving with the Gordon Highlanders. Bertie had been a gyp at Selwyn College before the war and was missing for two months before his parents were informed of his death.Their son-in-law Leonard Barber (husband of Winifred) was also killed in the war.
Annie Louisa O’Hare (née Nunn) (15 October 1864 – 26 February 1949)
Annie was the daughter of Arthur and Mary Ann and grew up at Norfolk Street (1871) where her mother was a launderess. She married Edward O’Hare when she was 19 years old.
In 1939 Annie was living at 34 Broad Street with her widowed daughter Winifred Barber. She died in Cambridge aged 84 years old.
by Claire Martinsen
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