CFHS code : AL264

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : IG and LMO our dear and only sister (LILLIE) ELIZABETH BLYTH d August 28 1890 aged 27 also FLORENCE ANNIE BLYTH the beloved wife of THOMAS BLYTH d Jan 6 1938 also THOMAS BLYTH Feb 5 1944 aged 79

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Blyth headstone

Monument

Inscription

In Gracious and Loving Rememberance of our dear and only sister (LILLIE) ELIZABETH BLYTH
Who fell asleep in Jesus August 28 1890 aged 27 years

“Take my love my Lord I pour
At Thy feet its treasured store.
Take myself and I will be
Ever only all for Thee.”

Also FLORENCE ANNIE BLYTH the beloved wife of THOMAS BLYTH
Who fell asleep in Christ Jan. 6 1938. Aged 66 years.

“In Thy presence is fulness of

Also THOMAS BLYTH  Who fell asleep in Christ Feb 5 1944 aged 79 years

Relationship: Husband, wife and sister

(Lillie) Elizabeth Blyth (1862 – 28 August 1890)

Lillie was born in Linton and was the daughter of Thomas and Hannah Blyth. She grew up on the High Street in Linton, where her father was a blacksmith. Aged 18 (1881) she was lodging at 40 Bateman Street and working as a milliner.   She died at 19 South Street aged 27 years old.

Florence Annie Blyth (née Miller) (3 September 1869 – 6 January 1938)

Florence was born in Cambridge and was the daughter of Robert and Maria Miller.  Her father was a stonemason and she grew up at 46/47 South Street.  In 1891 she was living at 19 South Street with her widowed mother, and assisting her in the family dairy business. Florence married Thomas Blyth in 1892.  Given that his sister Lillie had died at Miller house two years before, they had probably met through her.

The couple died not have any children and in 1901 were running a grocery store at 11 Granchester Street in Granchester.  Thomas’s brother Herbert was helping in the business. Florence’s niece Louisa Amelia Miller, would later marry Herbert Blyth, further uniting the families. By 1911 Florence and Thomas were living at 6 Manor Street, where Florence was running a  Lodging House, and Thomas was noted on the census as an invalid by this time.  By 1914 they were living at 48 Thoday Street. Florence died in 1938 aged 68 years old.

Thomas Blyth (12 February 1864 – 5 February 1944)

Thomas was the brother of Lillie Blyth and was also born in Linton. In 1881 he was lodging in Sawston with the Baker family and working as an assistant in their store.  In 1891 he was working as a grocer, and lodging at 13 Union Terrace in Cambridge.

In 1939 he was living at 28 Catherine Street and was recorded as being a retired grocer.  He died aged 79 years old, a week before his 80th birthday.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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(Lillie) Elizabeth Blyth; Florence Annie Blyth; Thomas Blyth