CFHS code : PL317

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : ROSE COE d Aug 29 1902 aged 34 ROSE ELIZABETH daughter of the above d Sept 8 1894 aged 4 months also EMMA ELIZA beloved wife of HERBERT COE d April 9 1928 aged 59 also HERBERT COE d Feb 12 [1930] aged [64]

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The monument has some damage to the top and the inscription is badly eroded. Photo 2014
Coe headstone 2014


The headstone, located in the parish area of St Paul, has some damage to the top and the inscription is badly eroded.


Rose Coe died Aug 29 1902 aged 34

Rose Elizabeth daughter of the above died Sept 8 1894 aged 4 months

Also Emma Eliza beloved wife of Herbert Coe died April 9 1928 aged 59

Also Herbert Coe died Feb 12 [1930] aged [64]

Rose Coe (née Linsey) (1866 – 29 August 1902)

Rose was baptised in Cherry Hinton on 23 December 1866 and was the daughter of Thomas and Harriet (née Tabor). Thomas was a railway labourer and the family lived on the High Street in Cherry Hinton. Rose married Herbert Coe in 1886 and they had six children: Alfred Frederick (1886-1970), Herbert Albert (1889-1976), Percy Arthur (1893-1968), Rose Elizabeth (1894-1894), Sidney Leonard (1896-1991) and Conrad Edward (1902-1983). Herbert was a painter/decorator and the family lived at Cockburn Street.  Both were members of the Salvation Army, and Herbert was a bandmaster.

Rose died ‘after an illness which only lasted eight days’ and her funeral took place on 2 September 1902 at the Sturton Town Hall. Her youngest son Conrad was 4 months old when she died. The Cambridge Daily News reported ‘notwithstanding the wet weather, the hall was filled to its utmost capacity and there was also an enormous attendance at the graveside’. The Salvation Army Band accompanies the service, and played the Salvation Army Funeral March on the way from the Town Hall to Mill Road Cemetery. The Cambridge Independent Press reported ‘the local branch of the Salvation Army has suffered a great loss in the death of Mrs Rose Coe….the deceased had been an energetic member of the corps for 16 years and was much respected. Her husband is well known in the town as bandmaster of the Salvation Army Band – a position he has filled gratuitously for 11 years’.

NB – Rose’s age was stated as 34 years when she died, but it is thought she was 36 years old based on her birth records/baptism date and earlier census information.

Rose Elizabeth Coe (1894 – 8 September 1894)

Rose died at Cockburn Street aged 4 months old.

Emma Eliza Coe (née Gooch) (1868 – 9 April 1928)

Eliza was born in Cley next the Sea, Norfolk and was the daughter of William and Eliza. William was a farm labourer/shepherd and she grew up in Wiveton. In 1901 Emma was living working as a domestic cook for solicitor Charles Norgate and his wife in East Dereham. She married widower Herbert Coe in 1904 and they continued to live at 34 Cockburn Street with his five sons (1911). The couple had moved to live at 169 Mill Road by at least  1920 and Emma died aged 59 years old.

Herbert Coe (1865 – 12 February 1930)

Herbert was the son of gardener Charles Coe and Elizabeth, brother of Alfred and grew up in the High Street in Teversham (1871) and then 15 Butt’s Row (1881). Aged 16 he was working as a butcher, but later became a painter/decorator. Herbert died at home aged 64 years old.



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by Claire Martinsen

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Emma Eliza Coe; Herbert Coe; Rose Coe; Rose Elizabeth Coe