CFHS code : PL371

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of MERCY [SCARR] LILY PAGE b Jun 16 1877 d Feb 25 1910 also In Loving Memory of ALBERT EDWARD PAGE d May 7 1945 age 72 also ROSINA PAGE d Aug 11 1948 aged 71

Monument : Headstone (fallen)/Kerb stones

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The fallen headstone in February 2022.

Monument

This intricately carved stone with cherubs and scrolls fell many years ago and remained hidden until family were able to locate and clear it. It lies 3 rows west of the central path in the parish area of St Paul’s.  The carved inscription is still legible. The kerbstones appear intact.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of MERCY SCARR LILY PAGE born Jun 16 1877 died Feb 25 1910

Thy way not [mine] oh God

Also In Loving Memory of ALBERT EDWARD PAGE who died May 7 1945 age 72 years

Also ROSINA PAGE died Aug 11 1948 aged 71 years

Relationship: Husband, first wife, second wife

Mercy Page*

Mercy Scarr Lily Page (née Human)  (16 June 1877 – 25 February 1910)

Mercy was the daughter of William and Elizabeth, sister of Edward and grew up at 7 Burleigh Street (1881) and 13 Gwydir Street (1891). Her father worked as a carpenter’s foreman and Mercy married butcher Albert Page in 1897. They lived at 14 Cherry Hinton Road, where Albert also had a shop and had five children: Edith Elizabeth (1897-1994), Albert Edward (1899-1956), Reginald Thomas (1901-1975), Emily Rebecca (1903-1988) and Lily Mercy (1905-1998).  Mercy died at home aged 32 years old and her funeral took place on 28 February.

Albert Edward Page (20 December 1872 – 7 May  1945)

Albert was born in West Wickham, a village ten miles south east of Cambridge and was the son of Robert and Sarah, brother of Thomas.  He grew up at Church Farm Cottage, Babraham and Robert worked as a groom to farmer John and Charlotte Francis. Aged 19 Albert was living at home and also working as a groom, although he later worked as a butcher. After he was widowed he married Rosina Odams in 1912 and they had a further  two sons: Mervyn Charles Odams (1914-1998) and Alfred William Odams (1917-).

Newspaper advert from  July 1939

His sons  joined the business and by 1939 it was known as  A.E. Page and Sons and had expanded to five shops. Albert and Rosina moved to live at Crossways, Barton. He died at The London Hospital, Whitechapel and his funeral took place in Cambridge on 12 May 1945.

Rosina Page (née Odams)  (11 June 1877 – 11 August 1948)

Rosina grew up 6 South Street (1881) and 15 Union Terrace (1891), and was the daughter of  Charles and Charlotte Odams. Her father was a bootmaker when she was born but later worked as a trunk/packing case maker. After his death Rosina lived with Charlotte at 6 Mill Street, and worked as a dressmaker (1901/1911) before marrying widower Albert Page. She died at Crossways in Barton aged 71 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

The photograph of Mercy was sent to us by her relations. You can read more about the photographer here https://www.fadingimages.uk/photoMas.asp

by Claire Martinsen

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Albert Edward Page; Mercy Scarr Lily Page; Rosina Page