Life story retold by Yota Dimitriadi
Joseph Noad, was a chemist and his successful business was at 69 Broad Street, Reading. He contracted a cold but during the week a quinsy formed in his throat followed by inflammation which caused death. He died on Tuesday 3rd December with his funeral on Friday 5th December.
His obituary (Saturday 6th describes that “he had made for himself a lucrative business, and his demise in the prime of life has occasioned great regret among his brother tradesmen and others in the town by whom he was held in the highest esteem. Much sympathy is felt for his widow and young family. The funeral…was attended by several tradesmen, the whole of the shops in Broad Street being partially closed out of respect to the deceased.“
Nobody else from Joseph’s family is buried in that grave. It is unknown what happened to his family at this stage. The hand with the index finger pointing up skyward on his grave can be a symbol representing that the deceased’s soul has risen up to heaven.
Joseph is buried at the Dissenters’ side of the cemetery very close to the wall that split the cemetery into the Dissenters and Anglicans section.
Section 27, Row G, Plot 1