CFHS code : AG514
Parish : St Andrew the Great
Inscription : IELM FRANK CHERRY d January 25 1903 aged 53 CAROLINE CHERRY d July 24 1931 aged 82
Monument : Plinth/Kerb stones/Flowerholder
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Midway between the central circle and the west path and six monuments north of the east/west path that bisects the parish. The kerb stones tend to get covered by grass.
on the kerb stones (presumed)
In Ever Loving Memory of
on the plinth under the flower holder
FRANK CHERRY passed away January 25 1903 aged 53
CAROLINE CHERRY passed away July 24 1931 aged 82
Francis (Frank) Cherry (1850 – 25 January 1903)
Frank was the son of George and Mary Cherry and was baptised at All Saint’s Church on 1 June 1851. He grew up on Sidney Street and his father worked as a clerk in the Norwich Union fire office. Aged 21 he was living with his widowed mother at 5 Malcolm Street, and working as a solicitor’s clerk. He married Caroline Scott at All Saint’s Church on 3 September 1872. The couple had eight children: Frank Percival (1872-1892), Lucy Caroline (1873-1956), Christopher George (1876-1969), Albert Francis (1877-1960), Arthur Charles Scott (1880-1885), Walter Edwin (1881-1955), William Thomas (1884-1972) and Ernest Harry (1886-1972).
The couple lived at 11 Chesterton Road (1881), 27 Union Terrace (1891) and then at 11 Clarendon Street (1901). Frank was recorded as working as a librarian (1881), accountant (1891) and clerk at the University (1901) – although it is thought that he worked at the Library of St. John’s College through most of his life. He died at Clarendon Street aged 53 years old and was buried on 29 January. The service was held at Great St. Andrew’s Church, where Frank had been a chorister for many years. The Cambridge Daily News reported that he ‘was a well known chorister of the town’ and he as a boy he had been a member of the King’s College Chapel.
His sister Georgiana Sophia is also buried at Mill Road Cemetery
Caroline Sarah Cherry (née Scott) (c.1849 – 24 July 1931)
Caroline was born in Cambridge and was the daughter of Thomas and Caroline Scott. Her father was a corn merchant, and she grew up on Green Street. The year before her marriage she was living at home and working as a draper’s assistant. After she was widowed she went to live at 5 Regent Terrace with her sons Ernest and William. She died aged 82 years old.
by Claire Martinsen and Josephine Brearley (née Cherry) (granddaughter of Frank Cherry)
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