CFHS code : HT177

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Ever Loving Memory of ROSINA BIGGS d Sep 11 1927 aged 46 also ALFRED GEORGE BIGGS d Feb 21 1940 aged 62

Monument : Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Rosina Biggs (née Racher) (c.January 1881 – 11 September 1927)

Rosina was born in Harston and was the youngest daughter of Alfred and Maria (née Jude). Alfred Racher was a coprolite labourer, and Rosina grew up at Church Street, Harston. She married Alfred Biggs in 1901 and they had at least five children: George Alfred (1902-1956), Marie Lillian (1903-1958), Doris Rosina (1906-1987), Ivy Clara (1910-1996) and Albert Ernest (1914-1996). Alfred worked as a signal fitters labourer for Great Eastern Railway and the family lived at 74 Kingston Street (1911), then later at 24 Argyle Street (1925) . Rosina died aged 46 years old

Alfred George Biggs (23 April 1877 – 21 February 1940)

Alfred was born in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire to Arthur George Biggs (1853-1933) and Edith Elizabeth (née Gordon) (1857-1941). His father worked as a railway guard and by 1881 the family had moved to live at Catharine Street. In 1891 Alfred was living with his parents and siblings at Argyle Street and working as a clerk. By the time he married Rosina he was a labourer for Great Eastern Railway. In 1939 Alfred was lodging at 60 Walnut Tree Avenue with widow Louisa Kimpton and her son Leonard and died aged 62 years old.



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Alfred George Biggs; Rosina Biggs