CFHS code : PL565

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of EDWIN VIVIAN COOKE d October 17th 1880 also of MARY ANN ELIZABETH COOKE d January 16th 1930 reverse In Loving Memory of JOSEPH EDWIN COOKE d March 31st 1916

Monument : Stone cross (fallen)/Kerb stones/Flowerholder/Urn

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202426, 0.13605764 – click here for location

The Cooke monument has tilted badly. It is not known if the cross still exists. Photo January 2016
Cooke inscription January 2016

Monument

The Cooke monument, located to the west of the western path, has tilted badly. It is not known if the cross still exists.

Inscription

‘In Loving Memory of EDWIN VIVIAN COOKE died October 17th 1880.

Also of MARY ANN ELIZABETH COOKE died January 16th 1930.

reverse

In Loving Memory of JOSEPH EDWIN COOKE died March 31st 1916.’

Relationships: mother, father and son

Edwin Vivian Cooke (February 1880 – 17 October 1880)

Edwin was the son of Joseph and Mary Cooke.  He died at 1 Downing Terrace, Lensfield Road aged 8 months old.

Mary Ann Elizabeth Cooke (Lizzie) (née Todd) (1855 – 16 January 1930)

Lizzie was the daughter of William and Elizabeth (née Denny) Todd and she was baptised on 6 May 1855 at St. Andrew the Great Church.  Her mother died when she was a few months old, and she was raised by her father and aunt Mary Ann Todd.  William Todd was an upholsterer’s clerk, and they lived at 14 Manor Street (1861) and then at 23 Jesus Lane (1871).  She married J. Edwin Cooke on 31 December 1879 at All Saints’ Church and the couple had three sons: Edwin Vivian, Harold Percy (1882-1956) and Gilbert Sydney (1884-1968).  Joseph worked as a cabinetmaker, upholsterer and valuer and the family lived at 1 Downing Terrace (1881/1891) before moving to 20 Lyndewode Road (at least 1901 onwards). She was widowed in 1916, and continued to live at Lyndewode Road.  Lizzie died however at the Bank House in Watton, which was the home of her bank manager son Gilbert Cooke.

Joseph Edwin Cooke (Edwin) (1852 – 31 March 1916)

Edwin was the son of Joseph and Eliza Cooke and appears to have been known by his middle name to distinguish him from his father. He grew up at 61 and 62 King Street where his father was a cabinet maker. He followed in his father’s career and died at Lyndewode Road aged 63 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Edwin Vivian Cooke; Joseph Edwin Cooke; Mary Ann Elizabeth Cooke