CFHS code : AS199

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : In Loving Memory of HORACE TARRANT BOWMAN b 22 June 1876 d 1 Oct 1916 MARTHA JANE BOWMAN b 6 August 1878 d 5 Jan 1955

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Bowman grave
Bowman kerb stones



Horace Tarrant Bowman (22 June 1876 – 1 October 1916)

Horace was born in Cambridge and was the son of George Williams Tarrant Bowman and his wife Sarah Ann.   George was a tailors  and Horace grew up at 41 Gold Street [1881], and then 29 Abbey Road where his father had a tailors shop. By the age of 15 Horace was working as a grocer’s assisant.

He married Martha Jane Crook at All Saint’s Church on 16th September 1901 when he was 25 years old. The Cambridge Independent Press reported that the bride was given away by her mother, and that Martha was ‘attired in a dress of white brocaded silk, trimmed with chiffon and carried a large bouquet of tuber and lillies…After the ceremony luncheon was served at the bride’s residence and later that day the happy pair left for Great Yarmouth where the honeymoon will be spent.  The presents were both numerous and useful and included a handsome clock to the bridegroom from his fellow employees at the Co-operative Society’.

Martha and Horace lived at 55 Park Street and had one son Horace Victor Crook [1902-1988].  By 1911 Horace’s occupation was described as a Grocery Manager.  He died in October 1916 aged 40 years old.


Martha Jane Bowman [nee Crook] (6 August 1878 – 5 January 1955)

Martha was the daughter of Charles and Jane Crook.  Both her parents were a college servants and she grew up at 32 Park Street.  She married Horace Bowman when she was 23 years old, and worked as a dressmaker.

After being widowed she continued to live at Park Street until at least 1935 still working as a dressmaker, but by 1939 had moved to a Flat at St Regis, 1 Chesterton Road.  She died aged 76 years old.



Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry/Newspaper archives

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Horace Tarrant Bowman; Martha Jane Bowman