Mrs Rose May FACER (c.1893–1936)
St Mary Magdalen section: Row 53, Grave P60
DIED APRIL 3RD 1936
GONE & NOT
This grave marker (a flower vase inside an inscribed pedestal) is in roughly the right place: it is in the St Mary Magdalen section, and at the far end of the cemetery with the later burials. It appears, however, to have been moved from its original position
Mrs Rose May Facer was born in c.1893: she was Rose Hodgson in 1925 when she was aged 32: this could have been her maiden name, or she may have been married before to someone called Hodgson.
In Islington in 1925 (reg. third quarter), Rose Hodgson married William Theodore Facer. He came from Oxford, and back in 1911 when he was 19 he was a porter to a fruiterer & grocer and living at 22 Golden Road in east Oxford with his parents Alfred Facer, a wood carver, and Elizabeth King (who were married at Cowley St John Church on 27 February 1887) and his sisters Elsie (14) and Lily (12).
By 1928 William and Rose Facer were living at 59 Juxon Street in Jericho.
Rose died there in 1936:
† Mrs Rose May Facer née Hodgson died at 59 Juxon Street at the age of 43 on 3 April 1936 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 6 April (burial recorded in the parish register of St Mary Magdalen Church).
The fact that Rose Facer’s burial was recorded in the parish register of St Mary Magdalen Church indicates that she was buried in their section of the cemetery. Normally someone living in St Barnabas’s parish would have been buried in the St Paul’s section, but it is possible that their section was full at this late date and spaces were made available regardless of parish.
Her effects came to £264 17s. 9d., and her husband William Theodore Facer, who was then working as a car washer, was her executor. He was still living at 39 Juxon Street in 1947, and is probably the William T. Facer who married Evelyn G. M. Batt in Oxford in 1947. He died in Oxford at the age of 56 near the beginning of 1953.