Elizabeth Smith – Inscription

 

Birth: unknown

 

Died: 15th December 1891

 

Place of Death: Derwent Street

 

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

 

Date of Interment: 18th December 1891

 

Burial plot: South East 325 A*C (A=Plot Area. *C Denotes Consecrated ground North Side of the  upper  smaller path)

 

Burial Plot Purchase: December 1891 by John Smith. Address Derwent St

 

Headstone: A partial headstone still exists, but removed. It now lines the main upper path with many others, embedded in the tarmac

 

Position along the path: Right 60 

 

Inscription carved with some erosion & reads: In loving memory of Elizabeth beloved wife of John Smith who died Dec 15th 1891 aged 29 years “Nearer my god to thee” also of Hilda beloved daughter of Arthur & Ethel Smith died 25th May 1925 aged 14 years

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 East 1890 – 1964 Hartlepool Central Library. West Hartlepool Cemetery Burial Register July 1871 – Oct 1895 Microfiche 1054 Hartlepool Central Library. (Now known as Community Hub Central)