CFHS code : PL157

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of HENRY EVERETT CHRISTIAN d 14 July 1920 aged 58 also of his beloved wife CATHERINE CHRISTIAN d 7th June 1948 aged 87 also WINIFRED KATE CHRISTIAN their daughter d 7th Jan 1917 aged 21

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Christian monument September 2017

Monument 

Roughly eighteen rows from the Lodge as one was along the south path. Clearly visible one row to the north of the path.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of HENRY EVERETT CHRISTIAN
died 14th July 1920 aged 58 years

Also of his beloved wife CATHERINE CHRISTIAN died 7th June 1948 aged 87 years

Also WINIFRED KATE CHRISTIAN their daughter
died 7th Jan 1917 aged 21 years

Henry Everett Christian (1862 – 14 July 1920)

Henry was born at Barking in Suffolk, which is just outside Needham Market.  He was the son of Henry and Jane Christian and his father Henry was the gardener at Barking Hall. In 1881, Henry (Jnr) was 18 years old and working as an apprentice carpenter.  He married Catherine White in 1885. They had five children: Henry Everett (1886-), Percy George (1888-), John Basil (1889-1971), Winifred Kate (1895-1917) and Sidney Frank (1900-1991).

The family moved to live in Cambridge where Henry worked as a carpenter.  In 1901 were living at 47 Argyle Street, and then at 44 Perowne Street (1911) and 199 Mill Road (at least 1916 onwards).  Henry died at Mill Road aged 58 years old

Catherine Christian (née White) (22 April 1861 – 7 June 1948)

Catherine was the daughter of bricklayer Samuel White and his wife Sarah.  She was born and raised in Dedham, and baptised at St Mary’s Church on 30 June 1861.  In 1881 she was 20 years old and working in Colchester as cook to Francis and Frances Howard. She married Henry Christian in 1885.

After she was widowed Catherine went to live at 6 Seymour Street, and was living on her own there in 1939.  She died aged 87 years old.

Winifred (Winnie) Kate Christian  (1895 – 7 January 1917)

Winnie was born in Cambridge but was baptised at St Mary’s Church in Dedham on 2 August 1896.   She died at 199 Mill Road aged 21.

Henry and Catherine’s three eldest boys emigrated to Canada

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Catherine Christian; Henry Everett Christian; Winifred Kate Christian