Personal information about Harriet Rosa Smith

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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   Harriet Rosa Smith
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Age at death:
Date of burial:
   22 January 1900
Abode at death:
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Burial register information:
Book number: 1899
Page number: 007
Record number: 7254
Official at burial:
   John Neville
Source of information:
  Burial Register
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Memorial Details

  17 January 1900
  Headstone; Footstone
  Sandstone Engraved
  Headstone: In Loving Memory of / Harriet Rosa Smith / who died Jan. 17th. 1900 / aged 49 years. / "Her toil is over, her work is done, / .. long dark night is past / ... battle fought, her crown is won, ...reach her rest (or port) at last." // Footstone: H.R.S. / 1900 //
  Badly weathered face, epitaph very difficult to decipher;. Both headstone & footstone laid down in a disordered way and misplaced
    Harriett was born in Benham nr Newbury to Agricultural Labourer John & Maria Hunt, She became a General Servant to Lawyer, John Fuller by 1871 at 13, Donnington Square, Speen. She married Thomas Smith of Newbury in 1873 and lived in Mill Lane, then Jackson's Cottages, Greenham. Thomas was first a Corn Dealer's Labourer then a Boiler Maker's Labourer. They had 8 children. The year after her death, her husband married Katherine (baptised Catherine) Mary Tombs of Twyford. They lived at 32 York Rd & had several more children. Thomas died in 1929 & is buried with his & Kate's daughter, Jessie K. Smith, in plot M(C)3. Kate is in plot (M(B)1. Harriet & Thomas's son Bertie Smith died aged 101 & is buried in plot S16. Sources: Ancestry records; NRC Bur Recds.
  02 May 2021
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Harriett Rosa Smith
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News
Date of source:    25 January 1900
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News




SMITH – Jan 17, at 1 York-terrace, York-road, Newbury, Harriet Ross, the dearly beloved wife of Thomas Smith, and second daughter of John and Maria Hunt of Newbury, Berks. Aged 49

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John and Maria Hunt - 50th Wedding Anniversary in 1897
Harriett Rosa Smith (John and Maria Hunt's daughter) and family are almost certainly in this photograph
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John and Maria Hunt - 50th Wedding Anniversary in 1897


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