Mrs Harriett Louisa MARTIN, née Bone (c.1850–1894)
St Giles (Ss Philip & James's) section: Row 28, Grave K43
Loving Memory of
THE THOUGHTFUL AND LOVING WIFE
OF GEORGE SLADE MARTIN
OF CHISWICK, LONDON
WHO DIED AUGUST 12, 1894
AGED 43 YEARS
"I WILL GIVE THEE REST"
George Slade Martin was born in Bath in 1854, the son of Daniel Martin and his wife Mary. At the time of the 1861 census George (6) was living at the Malt House cottage in Walcot, Bath with his father Daniel Martin (27), who was a maltster, and his wife Mary (31), and his younger sister Sarah (4). By 1871 his father described himself as both a maltster and a painter, and George (16) was a cabinet maker. By the time of his marriage in 1879, George was working in London as a cabinet maker and living at Church Street, Chiswick.
Harriett Louisa Bone was born in South Africa in c.1850, the daughter of the butler Richard Bone. In 1879 she was living at 23 Queensbury Place, Kensington.
On 26 January 1879 at St Paul's Church, Onslow, Kensington, George Slade Martin (24) married Harriet Louisa Bone (28). They do not appear to have had any children.
At the time of the 1881 census George (26), described as a cabinet maker, and Harriett (30), described as an annuitant, were living at Cambridge Cottage, Chiswick.
George and Harriett are hard to find in the 1891 census.
Harriett died in Oxford in 1894:
† Mrs Harriett Louisa Martin née Bone died at 46 Southmoor Road at the age of 43 on 12 August 1894 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 16 August (burial recorded in the parish registers of St Giles's and Ss Philip & James's Churches).
The house where she died, 46 Southmoor Road, was a lodging house kept by the widow Mrs Ellen Bone; and as Harriett's maiden name was Bone, it seems likely that Ellen was a relation (but as she was only 55 in 1891, she could not have been her mother). It does not appear that the Martins moved to Oxford, as Harriett's husband is described as still being of Chiswick on her grave marker.
Harriett's husband George Slade Martin
In the third quarter of 1895 in the Malling district of Kent, George Slade Martin married his second wife Mary Ann Gower.
At the time of the 1901 census George (46), who was now described as a carpenter, was living at Oak Cottage, Chiswick with Mary Ann (36) and their daughter Mary Ethel Martin (3).
In 1911 George was described as a builder & dealer in artists' materials, living at a large house at 2 Station Road, Farnham, Surrey with Mary Ann (45) and their only child Mary (13), who was still at school.
George Slade Martin died at 126 Cottimore Avenue, Walton-on-Thames at the age of 97 on 31 October 1951. His effects came to £477 19s. 11d., and his executor was a widow called Mary Ethel Hughes.