Richard Smurthwaite – Inscription

 

Birth: Unknown

 

Died: 17th December 1887

 

Place of Death: Catherine Street

 

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

 

Date of Interment: 20th December 1887

 

Burial plot: South East 310 B U (B=Plot Area. U=Unconsecrated)

 

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

 

Position along the path: Right 50

 

Inscription is carved, worn & reads: In loving memory of Richard Smurthwaite who died December 17th 1887 aged 60 years also Ann beloved wife of the above who died April 8th 1878 aged 45 years “The lord giveth and the lord taketh away

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 1880 – 1889 Hartlepool Central Library. West Hartlepool Cemetery Burial Register July 1871 – Oct 1895 Microfiche 1054, Hartlepool Central Library. (Now known as Community Hub Central)