CFHS code : BE54
Parish : St Bene’t
Inscription : headstone In Loving Remembrance of ANN the beloved wife of WILLIAM MUNCEY SMITH d June 21st 1884 aged 34 also WILLIAM MUNCEY SMITH d Dec 8 1892 in his 42nd year reverse also HORACE WILFRED son of the above d April 26th 1897 aged 19 also SAMUEL GEORGE the beloved husband of MABEL LILIAN BUSH d Dec 6 1916 aged 36
Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones/Footstone
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Relationships: Mother, father, son and son-in-law
Ann Smith (1850 – 21 June 1884)
Little is known of Ann, but was born in Cambridgeshire and married William Muncey Smith. They had at least four children Blanche Ethel E [1876-], Horace Wilfred [1878-1897], Mabel Lillian [1880-1841] and Annie [1882-]. Ann lived at 25 Regent Street, but died aged just 34 years old.
William Muncey Smith ( 1851 -8 December 1892)
William was born in Cambridge and is believed to have been the son of William and Ellen Smith. By the age of 20 he was living at 25 Regent Street, and is described as a master baker and confectioner. He married Ann, and they had four children. He was widowed aged 33 in June 1884 with four children aged 8 years and under.
On 24th March 1885 he remarried to Adelaide Louisa Harvey, and they continued to live at 25 Regent Street above the bakery and confectionery business. He died in 1892 aged 41 years.
Adelaide remarried to yet another widower and continued to live in Cambridge at 34a Coronation Street. It is thought she remained close to the children of her first marriage, as they appear on some census records together, and she was the witness at step-daughter Mabel’s wedding.
Horace Wilfred Smith (1878 – 26 April 1897)
Horace was the second of the four children born to Ann and William Smith. He was brought up at the family bakery business in Regent Street, and aged 13 was working as an bakers apprentice with his father. His father died when he was 14 years old, and he died in 1897 aged just 19 years old.
Samuel George Bush (1880 – 6 December 1916)
Samuel was born in Walworth, London. His father Samuel was a butler. He married Mabel Lillian Smith on 18th August 1906 at St Lukes Church, Croydon. Their son Horace Bush [1907-1984] was born the following year. They lived in Croydon, where Samuel worked as an electrician and wireman [sic]. He died in 1916 aged 36 years old and is buried with his parents-in-law in Cambridge.
By Claire Martinsen
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