CFHS code : PL388

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of GEORGE FREDERICK COLE who died from the effects of an accident 29 Nov 1905 aged 34 also CAROLINE EMMA COLE d 9 Jun 1900 aged 6 also RHODA ALBERTA COLE d 20 Apr 1901 aged 5

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Cole headstone July 2016

Monument

This headstone, in the parish area of St Paul, is located six rows west of the central path.

Inscription

‘In Loving Memory of GEORGE FREDERICK COLE
who died from the effects of an accident.’
on Nov 29th 1905 aged 34 years
“In the midst of life we are in death”
“Erected by his fellow workmen”

‘Also of CAROLINE EMMA COLE who died  June 9th 1900 aged 6 years.’

‘Also of RHODA ALBERTA COLE who  died  April 20th 1901 aged 5 years.’

George Frederick Cole (c 1870 – 29.11.1905)

George, of 93 Catherine Street, Cambridge, died after he was burnt by “sulphurous flames” at the Saxon Portland Cement Company works on November 19th. In the report of the inquest in the Cambridge Independent Press a witness, Herbert Pauley, explained that the accident occurred when he and George were going to ‘knock down’ some hot clinker  to clear a kiln. Unfortunately it fell just as George was standing in front of the kiln and the resulting blast knocked him over. It seemed George had missed the warning sound and had not moved out of the way in time. He was taken to hospital where he died of bronchitis on November 29th.

George married Alberta Wagstaff on October 9th 1893, at Cambridge Register Office. They were both 21 years old. George gave his occupation as bricklayer’s labourer and Alberta as laundress. They had at least seven children.

Alberta lost a daughter, 18 month old Beatrice, in June 1906. She married John Merry on 22nd December 1906.

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Caroline Emma Cole (1894 – 1900)

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Rhoda Alberta Cole (19/11/1895 – 1901)

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Sources:
CFHS Parish Records and Marriage Notice Books
Freebmd
British Newspapers on Line, Cambridge Independent Press, December 8 1905, pg 5
capturingcambridge.org  where you can find a picture of the Saxon works which was situated close to Coldhams Lane.

 

Caroline Emma Cole; George Frederick Cole; Rhoda Alberta Cole