CFHS code : HT118

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Ever Loving Memory of WALTER TABOR d April 14 1918 aged 72 also his dear wife HARRIET SUSAN TABOR d April 16 1918 aged 71 also their only son SIDNEY WALTER DYSON TABOR d July 16 1946 aged 68

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument

This headstone is located four monuments south of the south path as it bends to the north. The headstone has not yet been photographed

Inscription

In Ever Loving Memory of WALTER TABOR d April 14 1918 aged 72

Also his dear wife HARRIET SUSAN TABOR d April 16 1918 aged 71

Also their only son SIDNEY WALTER DYSON TABOR d July 16 1946 aged 68

Walter Tabor (c.1844 – 14 April 1918)

Walter was the son of John and Lydia Tabor.  He was born and raised in Cherry Hinton, and baptised there on 18th May 1845. John Tabor was an agricultural worker, and in 1861 aged 16 Walter was working in the same role, and living on the High Street in Cherry Hinton.

He married Harriett Susan [known as Susan]  on Christmas Day 1865 when he was 21 years old.  Susan and Walter had four children: Emily Thurza [1867-1946], Isabella Elizabeth [1870-1907], Sidney Walter Dyson [1878-1940] and one more child who died young.

At first Walter worked as a coal porter and the family lived at Mill End [1871] and 25 New Street [1881].  Later he was a general labourer and they lived at 48 New Street [1891].  By 1911 they were at 80 New Street and Walter was working as a labourer/horse driver.  He died in April 1918.

Harriet Susan Tabor (née Webb) (1846 – 16 April 1918)

Harriet was known by her middle name of Susan. She was the daughter of Dyson and Charlotte Webb, and was born in Cherry Hinton.  She was baptised at Cherry Hinton on 8th November 1846. Dyson worked as an agricultural worker, and she grew up on the High Street in Cherry Hinton like her husband to be.

She died two days after Walter, and they were buried together in a double funeral on Saturday 20th April 1918. The Cambridge Independent Press reported that ‘both Mr and Mrs Tabor were well known in the district having lived for many years in New Street’.  Their son Sidney was not present at the funeral – ‘Mr and Mrs Tabor’s only son enlisted in 1914 and is now with the Royal Engineers abroad’.  The newspaper further reported that ‘a large number of friends attended the funeral service, which was conducted both at the house and graveside’.

Sidney Walter Dyson Tabor (31 July 1877 – 16 July 1946)

Sidney was the only son of Walter and Susan Tabor.  In 1901 he was 22 years old and working as a bricklayers labourer. In 1911 he was still living at home with his parents and was a bricklayer. He served in the 1st World War in the Royal Engineers.   He enlisted in August 1915, and his name features in a list of the men who signed up in the week of the 27th August.

In 1939 he was living at 80 Noroflk Street with his widowed sister Thurza Livermore. He was working as a bricklayer still.  She died in April 1946, and he died in July at Burleigh Street.

Sources:
Ancestry
Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

Harriet Susan Tabor; Sidney Walter Tabor; Walter Dyson Tabor