CFHS code : CL119
Parish : St Clement
Inscription : In Memory of FRANCES MARY DODD b May MCMXVIII d 8 Dec MCMXIX also Latin inscription
Monument : Kerb stones and horizontal cross
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.202546, 0.1387568 – click here for location
It is not known if the cross was ever vertical or designed to lie flat. The Latin inscription runs all round the kerb stones.
In Memory of FRANCES MARY DODD
Superstibus dolorem reliqit et desidernim
Nec Mors finis sed somnus ei parvuloque quem terris Necatum coelo peperit et nunc in ulna dormientem secum habet
Nata wintoniae a. u.iv non feb. mdcccxc annos idi xx1x vix[?]
Suis carissima sui negligens in amicis tota hupea idibus mais mcmxv111 et morte subita avulsa a.d. vin kal dec mcmx1x
Frances Mary Dodd (nee Wooldridge) (c.1890 – 24 November 1919)
Frances was born in Winchester. She was the daughter of Charles Sylvester and Annette Wooldridge, and grew up at 9 Clifton Terrace in Winchester. Her father was a solicitor there. She married Rev Rowland Pocock Dodd in Winchester in 1918 when she was 28 years old.
She died the following year at the nursing home in Thompson’s Lane, Cambridge. She had been living at 2 Petty Cury, and it would appear that the Rev. Rowland Dodd’s work was connected to the University at the time. She left effects valued at £137, 8s and 2d.
Her husband Rowland Dodd, remarried in 1926 to Leila Kathleen Rowlinson. He became vicar of Northwich in Cheshire, and he and Leila had a son: Charles Nathaniel Dodd. Leila and Rowland Dodd returned to Cambridge after his retirement, and lived at 82 Arbury Road. She died there in 1966, and he in 1975 at the age of 88 years old.
by Claire Martinsen