Elizabeth Rowlands – Inscription

 

Birth: Unknown

 

Died: 18th March 1918

 

Place of Death: Sandringham Road

 

Interred: West Hartlepool Cemetery which now forms part of North Cemetery

 

Date of Interment: 20th March 1918

 

Burial plot: South West 4 B U (B=Plot Area. U=Unconsecrated)

 

Burial Plot Purchase: March 1918 by Charles Rowlands. Address 6 Sandringham Road

 

Headstone: A partial headstone still exists, but removed. It now stands against the Raby Road boundary wall with many others

 

Position along the wall: 1

 

Inscription is etched, worn & reads: In Memory of our dear mother Elizabeth Rowlands who died March 18 1918 aged 85 years, also of Anthony her beloved husband who died Aug 5 1871 aged 40 years and of their beloved Sons Thomas Foster accidentally drowned in New Zealand (14th February)1885 aged——-years

Other evidence suggests it may also include George Rowlands died 2nd February 1913 &  Benjamin Rowlands died 19th April 1916

Sourced & Checked with additional info added in brackets where applicable: West Hartlepool Cemetery Purchased Graves & Inscription Transcripts Durham Archive. Friends of North Cemetery Book of Interment  South West 1891 – 1923 (Hartlepool Central Library). West Hartlepool Cemetery Burial Register Aug 1913 – Nov 1991 microfiche 1056 Hartlepool Central Library . (Now known as Community Hub Central)