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Name: Henry Card

Burial Number: 1096

Gender: Male

Occupation: Postman; Porter; Club Steward; Jobbing Gardener; Private in the 10th Essex Regiment;

Born: 00/00/1865

Died: 25/08/1922

Buried: 29/08/1922

Story

Henry William Card was born in 1865 in Speldhurst in Kent. (Speldhurst is just outside Tunbridge Wells.) His father, William, was from Sussex, and was an Under Gardener in 1871. The family was in Ashurst, just west of Speldhurst, by 1871. William, and wife Jane (nee Aris), born Speldhurst, had, by then, 3 sons, Henry being the eldest. 23-year-old James Aris, brother and unmarried, was part of the family. He was a Domestic Gardener, and is recorded as deaf.
By 1881, still in Ashurst, there were 6 chidren, as well as James. Henry, at 15, was a Postman, brother Frederick was a Pageboy, and the younger ones Scholars.
In 1891, Henry, now a Porter, was one of 10 Servants in a Lodging House at 73 London Road, Tunbridge

In 1895, in Tunbridge Wells, he married Ellen Harriet King.

Ellen was born in Tunbridge. Her parents were Henry and Harriet King. At Goods Station Place, Tunbridge, in 1871, and in 1881 the family were Lodgers in the house of Joseph Glover, a Labourer. Henry, a Bricklayer, was from Frant,(in East Sussex, but just outside Tunbridge Wells). Harriet, was from Tunbridge Wells. Ellen was the second of 5 children, all born in Tunbridge.

Ellen and Henry had moved to Eastbourne by 1901 – he was a Club Steward, and the couple were Boarders with Harriet Rolfe, a Beer Retailer.

By 1911 the family was living at 6 Reigate Road. (The property belonged to Mrs Wallace, of 5 Reigate Road.)
Harry was a Jobbing Gardener.
The couple had been married for 15 years, with 2 children, 1 living. (Daughter Dorothy was born, and died, in 1904)
Their daughter Gladys Edith was 4, and born in Eastbourne
(Son Leonard Stanley, was born in 1911, in Tunbridge Wells, and lived and died there in 1931.)

During WW1 Harry enlisted in 1915 as a Private in the 10th Essex Regiment No. 15285,and served in France. He was also in the Royal Flying Corps, and the Kings Own Scottish Borderers.

He was living at Glenside, Reigate Rd, when he died on 25th Aug 1922 at the General Hospital, Tunbridge Wells. He gave Probate to Ellen Harriet.

Ellen was living at 8 Reigate Rd when she died.

 

Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 7 Plot: 6

Exact Location (what3words): assume.leads.necks

Ashes or Urn: Unknown

Headstone

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Inscription:

In Loving Memory of Henry William Card Died 25th Aug. 1922, Aged 57 and Ellen Harriet Card his wife, Died 21st May 1930, Aged 63.

Further Information

Birth

Name: Henry William Card

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1865

Town: Speldhurst

County: Kent

Country: England

Marriage

Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: //1895

Spouse First Name: Ellen

Spouse Second Name: Harriet

Spouse Last Name: King

Town of Marriage: Tunbridge Wells

County of Marriage: Kent

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 25/08/1922

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: General Hospital

Town: Tunbridge Wells

County: Kent

Country: England

Obituary

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Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information

1871

The family was in Ashurst, just west of Speldhurst, by 1871. William, and wife Jane (nee Aris), born Speldhurst, had, by then, 3 sons, Henry being the eldest. 23-year-old James Aris, brother and unmarried, was part of the family. He was a Domestic Gardener, and is recorded as deaf.

1881

By 1881, still in Ashurst, there were 6 chidren, as well as James. Henry, at 15, was a Postman, brother Frederick was a Pageboy, and the younger ones Scholars.

1891

In 1891, Henry, now a Porter, was one of 10 Servants in a Lodging House at 73 London Road, Tunbridge

1901

Ellen and Henry had moved to Eastbourne by 1901 – he was a Club Steward, and the couple were Boarders with Harriet Rolfe, a Beer Retailer.

1911

By 1911 the family was living at 6 Reigate Road. (The property belonged to Mrs Wallace, of 5 Reigate Road.)

Harry was a Jobbing Gardener.

The couple had been married for 15 years, with 2 children, 1 living.  (Daughter Dorothy was born, and died, in 1904)

Their daughter Gladys Edith was 4, and born in Eastbourne

(Son Leonard Stanley, was born in 1911, in Tunbridge Wells, and lived and died there in 1931.)

Miscellaneous Information

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