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Name: Sarah Harris

Burial Number: 1689

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1857

Died: 19/01/1939

Buried: 24/01/1939

Story

Charles and Sarah were married in March 1879 in St George’s, Battersea. At this time, Charles was a ‘Tea Dealer’. Sarah’s Father George was a Modeller, living in Battersea.

In 1881, Charles, Sarah and one-year-old son Percy Charles Arthur, were living in Battersea. In the Household were also Sarah’s parents, George and Sarah Stride. George was now a Plasterer, born in Hertford. Sarah Senior was a Londoner, born in Pimlico. There was a Domestic Nurse living with them.
Daughter Gertrude Sarah was born in 1883. (She married Courtney Graham Cheverton, in 1909 and died in Findon in 1973.)

1881 census – Living in Battersea – Charles Arthur; Sarah; Percy Charles Arthur 1yrs; George and Sarah Stride (Sarah’s parents); a Domestic Servant;

By 1891 census the family were living at ‘Fernside’, London Road, Portsea. By this time there were 2 sons and 4 daughters born in Hackney, Wandsworth and Lewisham, and Charles was a Grocery Commission Agent.

1891 census – Living at Fernside, London Road, Portsea – Charles, Grocery Commission Agent; Sarah; with 2 sons and 4 daughters

In the 1901 census, Charles was a Commercial Traveller, living in Bognor at Milrose Hotel. With them were Percy, now 21, also a Commercial Traveller, their 5 daughters, and son Leonard, plus a Domestic Servant, from Bognor.
(A Commercial Traveller travelled around selling his employer’s products.)

1901 census – Living at Milrose Hotel, Bognor – Charles, Commercial Traveller; Sarah; Percy 21yrs, Commercial Traveller; 5 daughters; Leonard; a Domestic Servant.

Back in London, in Streatham, by 1911, Charles was a Commercial Agent. (A self-employed person, able to negotiate sales on behalf of a third person.) He and Sarah had had 8 children by then, all surviving. Percy, at 31, and Leonard, 24, were also Commercial Agents. Mildred, at 29, was Assisting with Home Duties, while her sisters Annie and Winnie were Lady Clerks.
Evelyn was working in Photography, and the youngest, Sybil, was, at 13, still at school.

1911 census – Living in Streatham, London – Charles, Commercial Agent; Sarah; Percy 31 yrs, Commercial Agent; Leonard 24yrs, Commercial Agent; Mildred 29yrs, Assisting with Home Duties; Annie, Lady Clerk; Winnie, Lady Clerk; Evelyn, Photography; Sybil, pupil at school.

Charles died, at 80, in 1934. He was living at 3 Heeneholme. Probate was given to sons Percy (a Manufacturer’s Manager) and Leonard (a Commercial Traveller).

When Sarah died, in 1939, probate was given to sons Percy and Leonard, both Commercial Travellers.

Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Sarah Harris

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 3 Plot: 47

Exact Location (what3words): clip.acted.rubble

Ashes or Urn: Unknown

Headstone

Description:

No description of the headstone has been added.

Inscription:

In loving memory of CHARLES ARTHUR HARRIS who fell asleep 15th September 1934 aged 80 also of SARAH his beloved wife who fell asleep 19 Jan. 1939 aged 81

Further Information

Birth

Name: Sarah Harris

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1857

Town: Unknown

County: Unknown

Country: Unknown

Marriage

Maiden Name:Stride

Marriage Date: /3/1879

Spouse First Name: Charles

Spouse Last Name: Harris

Town of Marriage: Battersea

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 19/01/1939

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Heene Holme

Address line 2: 3

Address line 3: Heene Place

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England

Obituary

(Worthing Herald, 27th January 1939)
“The death occurred last Friday of Mrs Sarah Harris, of Heeneholme, Heene Place, at the age of 81.
A resident of Worthing for the last 14 years, Mrs Harris was closely associated with Heene Church where she attended regularly until the last few months.
The funeral took place last Tuesday at Heene Church.”

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information

1881

Living in Battersea – Charles Arthur; Sarah; Percy Charles Arthur 1yrs; George and Sarah Stride (Sarah’s parents); a Domestic Servant;

1891

Living at Fernside, London Road, Portsea – Charles, Grocery Commission Agent; Sarah; with 2 sons and 4 daughters

1901

Living at Milrose Hotel, Bognor – Charles, Commercial Traveller; Sarah; Percy 21yrs, Commercial Traveller; 5 daughters; Leonard; a Domestic Servant.

1911

Living in Streatham, London – Charles, Commercial Agent; Sarah; Percy 31 yrs, Commercial Agent; Leonard 24yrs, Commercial Agent; Mildred 29yrs, Assisting with Home Duties; Annie, Lady Clerk; Winnie, Lady Clerk; Evelyn, Photography; Sybil, pupil at school.

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.