CFHS code : AG519

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : CHARLES ALFRED ELLIS d May 24th 1931 aged 67  also PERCY ELLIS his son d July 1- [1914] aged 14 also SUSAN ELLIS d February 19th 1945 aged 77

Monument : Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Ellis monument May 2017


Although the kerb stones are intact, the centre has collapsed and the flower holder tipped over.


‘CHARLES ALFRED ELLIS died May 24th 1931 aged 67 years

Also PERCY ELLIS his son died July 1st 1914 aged 14

Also SUSAN ELLIS died February 19th 1945 aged 77 years’

Charles Alfred Ellis (1862 – 24 May 1931)

Charles was the son of George and Emma Ellis and grew up at 13 Church Street (1871), and then 6 City Road (1881). His father worked as a bootcloser and aged 17 (1881) Charles was working as a college servant. He married Susan Scarr on 24 September 1885 at Christ Church and they had seven children: Charles Archie (1886-1922), Florence Gertrude Mabel (1888-1938), William Arthur (1890-1927), Violet (1892-), Ernest James (1898-1960), Percy (1900-1914) and Harold (1905-1992).  After his marriage Charles worked in a china shop as an assistant/salesman and the family lived at 12 Clarendon Street (1891), 32 City Road (1901) and 29 Mill Road (1911).  He died at 294 Mill Road aged 67 years old.

Percy Ellis (1900-July 1914)

Percy was the sixth child of Charles and Susan and died aged 14 years old.

Susan Ellis (née Scarr) (18 June 1867 – 19 February 1945)

Susan was born in Duxford and grew up in Stapleford (1871) and Church End, Great Shelford (1881).  She was the daughter of James and Elizabeth (née Pouter) Scarr, and her father worked as an agricultural labourer. Aged 14 Susan was working in a paper mill, along with her older sister Janet (1881) and maried Charles Ellis when she was 18 years old. In 1939 she was living at 31 Grafton Street with nurse Laura Ashley, and was recorded as being ‘incapacitated by illness’. She later moved to live in Ilford, Essex and died at 294 Mill Road.



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Charles Alfred Ellis; Percy Ellis; Susan Ellis