Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Biography:
Herbert Potter
d. 24/05/1957

Frederick Charles Herbert Potter (buried as Herbert) was born on 15th June 1878 in Berkhamsted, the last of six children born to Edward and Mary Ann Potter (nee Ing), who married in Chesham, Bucks, in 1865. They initially lived in Chesham, where their first four children were born, then moved to Berkhamsted, living in the High Street. Edward was a plumber. By 1891 the family had moved to Kittsbury Road. In 1899 Herbert married Sarah Jane Parker, and they set up home at 45 Charles Street. In 1905 their first child, Dorothy Amy is born (married Wilfrid Wallman 1928. Died 1974), followed by Winifred Parker in 1910 (married Arthur Coldham 1933. Died 2002). In 1911 we find Herbert and Sarah still in Charles Street, but at number 17. Herbert works as a house decorator. The 1939 National Register tells us that Herbert and Sarah have moved to a third different house in Charles Street! This time they are at number 65. Herbert is a painter and decorator, but is also a special constable. Daughter Winifred, her husband Arthur, and their one year old daughter Sallie are living with them. Arthur is a postman, but also does war work as an ARP First Aider. Herbert died in the spring of 1957, and is buried with Sarah (died 1946) in plot 1037.
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Frederick Charles Herbert Potter (buried as Herbert) was born on 15th June 1878 in Berkhamsted, the last of six children born to Edward and Mary Ann Potter (nee Ing), who married in Chesham, Bucks, in 1865. They initially lived in Chesham, where their first four children were born, then moved to Berkhamsted, living in the High Street.

Edward was a plumber. By 1891 the family had moved to Kittsbury Road.

In 1899 Herbert married Sarah Jane Parker, and they set up home at 45 Charles Street. In 1905 their first child, Dorothy Amy is born (married Wilfrid Wallman 1928. Died 1974), followed by Winifred Parker in 1910 (married Arthur Coldham 1933. Died 2002).

In 1911 we find Herbert and Sarah still in Charles Street, but at number 17. Herbert works as a house decorator.

The 1939 National Register tells us that Herbert and Sarah have moved to a third different house in Charles Street! This time they are at number 65. Herbert is a painter and decorator, but is also a special constable. Daughter Winifred, her husband Arthur, and their one year old daughter Sallie are living with them. Arthur is a postman, but also does war work as an ARP First Aider.

Herbert died in the spring of 1957, and is buried with Sarah (died 1946) in plot 1037.

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