CFHS code : PL516

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : headstone In Loving Memory of MABLE WARD BOLTON the beloved daughter of WALTER W & FANNY F BOLTON b Jan 11 1890 d Nov 4 1918 also of FANNY FRISBY BOLTON wife of WALTER WILLIAM BOLTON d May 14 1932 WALTER WILLIAM BOLTON b March 2nd 1864 d Jan 27th 1945 daughter of the above EOLA WHENDEMER BOLTON 1904-1982 kerbs also CECIL ROBERT BOLTON ex RA 1895-1966 and his wife FLORENCE LOUISA [WOODCOCK] 1890-1965

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The inscription is still clear on the headstone that nestles under trees. Photo 2016
Bolton and Woodcock headstone 2016


The inscription is still clear on the headstone, that nestles under trees, on the third row east of the western path, to the north of the parish of St Paul.



‘In Loving Memory of Mable Ward Bolton
the beloved daughter of Walter W & Fanny F Bolton
born Jan. 11. 1890 departed this life Nov 4 1918’
“The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.
Blessed be the name of the lord.”
‘Also of Fanny Frisby Bolton wife of Walter William Bolton who departed this life May 14 1932″
“Peace perfect peace”
‘Walter William Bolton born March 2nd 1864  at rest Jan 27th 1945
Daughter of the above EOLA WHENDEMER BOLTON 1904-1982’


Also Cecil Robert Bolton ex RA 1895-1966

Fanny with her son Morris.

And his wife Florence Louisa [Woodcock] 1890-1965

Fanny Frisby Bolton (née Holmes) (d 1932) 

Fanny was born in Cambridge to Henry and Fanny Holmes. She was brought up in Eden Street. She married Walter Bolton on August 1st 1887 at St Benedict’s church, Cambridge.

They had at least eight children; William George (b 1888), Mabel Ward (1890 – 1918), Herbert Maurice [Morris] (b 1891), Harold Francis (b 1893), Cecil Robert (b 1895), Bernard Victor (b 1898), Archie Claud (b 1901) and Eola (b 1905).

Walter with his son Cecil, daughter in Law Florence and grandchildren.

Walter William Bolton (1864-1945)

 Walter was the tenth child of Thomas and Charlotte Bolton. He was born and brought up in Coronation Street, just off Hills Road Cambridge. He joined his father’s firm of Furniture Removals and warehouse storage working alongside his three brothers until his father’s death in 1878. The eldest brother Edward then brought the firm. The remaining three brothers went on to develop their own firm of removals and storage.

In 1901 he was living with his family in Bateman Street and Walter is described as a contractor. It is known that he also ran a brickworks.

Mabel in a pageant. Click on the picture to enlarge.

Mable [Mabel] Ward Bolton (1890-1918)  

Mable was the second child of Walter and Fanny. She lived with her parents at 32 Bateman Street and was probably employed in the family business as the 1911 census describe her employment as contractor’s clerk. She died of influenza during the 1918 epidemic.

Eola Whendemer Bolton (1904-1982)

Eola was the youngest child of Walter and Fanny Bolton. She was born at the family home, 32 Bateman Street, and lived there until she died, caring for nieces, nephews and eventually her parents. She was known for her beautiful singing voice.

Photo taken at the RA Barracks Woolwich in 1940.

Cecil Robert Bolton (1895-1966)

Cecil was the fifth child of Walter and Fanny. In the 1911 census he was working as a grocer’s apprentice but left home soon after and joined the army. He served in India and then took part in WW1 thus able to call himself one of  “The Old Contemptibles“. During the was he was gassed which resulted in Health problems for some time. He met his future wife Florence, a WW1 nurse, while recuperating. They married in 1917,

He is not buried here as on a trip back from Australia, visiting his son and grandchildren, he died on board a ship and was buried at sea somewhere near the Panama Canal.

Florence having a tea break WW1.

Florence Louisa Woodcock Bolton (1890-1965)

Florence was the daughter of William and Emily Woodcock. She was born and brought up in Essex. When she was born her father was a plate layer but by 1911 he was a sub inspector on the railway.
Florence was buried at Bluebell Cemetery in Maidstone, Kent.

The Woodcock family c1910.


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CFHS transcripts of parish and census records
Family search

by Mary Naylor from information supplied by descendants

Cecil Robert Bolton; Eola Whendemer Bolton; Fanny Frisby Bolton; Mable Ward Bolton; Walter William Bolton; Florence Louisa Woodcock