Hebden Township Historical Data

Cemetery Memorial OLD-39-S

Photograph of the memorial in Hebden Cemetery
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Inscription

In Loving Memory of
ROBERT WHITTAKER
OF HEBDEN WHO DIED NOV. 17th 1849.
AGED 50 YEARS.
ALSO OF SUSANNAH HIS WIFE WHO DIED
JAN 8th 1857 AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO OF ANN DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAR 28th 1845 AGED 17
YEARS.
No more I view your forms so dear.
No more my loving parents have.
Their voice no more delights my ear,
Hushed in the silence of the grave

Notes

The poem at the end of the inscription is a slightly modified verse from William Howcroft's poem "The Graves of my Parents" published in 1842. Howcroft was a Primitive Methodist poet born in Hambleton, Yorkshire.

Their granddaughter Faith is commemorated on the neighbouring memorial.

People commemorated on this memorial

Ref. No. Name Year died Age Dates Notes
OLD-39-S (1) Whitaker, Robert 1849 50 d. 17/11/1849 Spouse of Susannah Whitaker
OLD-39-S (2) Whitaker, Susannah 1857 47 d. 8/01/1857 Spouse of Robert Whitaker
OLD-39-S (3) Whitaker, Ann 1845 17 d. 28/03/1845 Daughter of Robert & Susannah Whitaker