CFHS code : PL422

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of KATE MARY DRAKE d April 22nd 1909 aged 22 also WHYBROW DRAKE d Jan 16th 1923 aged 65

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Whybrow Drake (1857 – 16 January  1923)

Whybrow was the son of carpenter Josiah Drake and his wife Phoebe.  He was born and raised in Isleham , and baptised there on 11th October 1857.  By the age of 14 he was living in Newmarket with his family.

By the age of 24 he had moved to Cambridge [1881] and was a lodger at 2 Norfolk Terrace, and working as a carpenter.  He married Fanny Agnes Harvey [1854-1940] later that same year.  His wife appears to have been known by her middle name of Agnes throughout her life.

Whybrow and Agnes had five children:  Owen Whybrow [1882-1969], Sidney Thomas [1884-1955], Kate Mary [1886-1909], John Cecil [1889-1966] and Maude Agnes [1891-1960].

Whybrow became a grocer, and the family lived at 26 Norwich Street [1891], and then 40 Upper Station Street in Newmarket [1901].  By 1911 they had returned to Cambridge and were living at 50 Hills Road where Whybrow was a ‘fruiterer and confectioner’.  He died aged 65 years old.

Kate Mary Drake (1886 – 22 April 1909)

Kate was the middle child of Whybrow and Agnes Drake – she appears to have been known as Katie thoughout her life.  She grew up at 26 Norwich Street, and then Newmarket and died aged 22 years old.

Agnes Drake continued to live in Cambridge, and in 1939 was living with her daughter Maude Agnes at 9 Russell Street. She died in February 1940 aged 86 years old.

Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry/Newspaper archives

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Kate Mary Drake; Whybrow Drake