CFHS code : HS46
Parish : Holy Sepulchre
Inscription : In Affectionate Remembrance of GEORGE FLACK d May 28 1883 age 65 for 36 years Clerk of Holy Sepulchre church This stone was erected by members of the congregation and other friends also GEORGE WALTER FLACK son d Dec 31 1883 age 36 also ELIZA wife of GEORGE FLACK d Jan 20 1905 [age 84] also EMILY ELIZA ANN FLACK b Mar 9 1858 d Sept 22 1912 also DOROTHY LUCILLA MATILDA FLACK d Feb 28 1924 age 65
Monument : Headstone (fallen and broken)
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.202306, 0.13774948 – click here for location
In Affectionate Remembrance of GEORGE FLACK
who died May 28 1883 age 65 years
for 36 years Clerk of Holy Sepulchre church
This stone was erected by members of the congregation and other friends
also GEORGE WALTER FLACK son d Dec 31 1883 age 36
also ELIZA wife of GEORGE FLACK d Jan 20 1905 [age 84]
also EMILY ELIZA ANN FLACK b Mar 9 1858 d Sept 22 1912
also DOROTHY LUCILLA MATILDA FLACK d Feb 28 1924 age 65
George Flack (1817 – 28 May 1883)
George was baptised in 1817 at Holy Sepulchre church in Cambridge. His parents were Walter ( c.1777-1847 ) and Sarah (née Ingram) (1779-c.1853). George married Eliza Ellis in 1841 and the couple had at least eight children: Alfred Papworth (1845-1910), George Walter (1848-1883), Anna Maria (1849-1936), Charlotte Elizabeth (Lottie) (1852-1939), Edwin Charles (1854-1932), Emily Eliza Ann (1858-1912), Dorothy Lucilla Matilda (1858-1924) and Eliza Ellis (1861-1951).
George worked as a plumber and glazier and the family lived at Jordan’s Yard (1851) and then 58 Park Street (at least 1861 onwards). George’s father had worked as a church clerk, and George himself was the parish clerk of Holy Sepulchre for over thirty years. He died at Park Street aged 65 years old and newspaper announcements of his death said he was ‘greatly respected’.
George Walter Flack (16 November 1847 – 31 December 1883)
George was the second son of George and Eliza Flack and was baptised at Holy Sepulchre on 14 November 1847. He lived at home and in 1881 was working as a ‘grainer, writer and gilder’ (specialist painting). He was hospitalised at the Fulbourn Asylum on 11 August 1882 and died there the following December aged 36 years old.
Eliza Flack (née Ellis) (1820 – 20 January 1905)
Eliza was the daughter of Ann and in 1841 was living at Staffordshire place with her mother and brother and was working as a dressmaker. George Flack was living with them as a lodger, and they married later the same year. After she was widowed she continued to live at Park Street with her adult children Alfred, Dorothy, Emily and Eliza (1901). She died in January 1905 aged 84 years old.
Emily Eliza Ann Flack (5 March 1858 – 22 September 1912)
Emily lived at home with her parents, and is not noted as having any occupation on the census records. In 1911 she was living at 109 Hills Road with her sister Eliza and her husband Ralph Cope, and younger sister Dorothy. Ralph Cope was a bank manager and had married Eliza Flack in 1904. Emily died aged 54 years old.
Dorothy Lucilla Matilda Flack (5 March 1858 – 28 February 1924)
Dorothy was baptised on 11 April 1858 and lived at home with her parents. In the 1881 census her occupation was noted as a photographer, but on all other census records she is shown as having no occupation. By 1911 she was also living at 109 Hills Road, with her sisters and brother in law. She never married and died on 24 February 1924 at the age of 65.
by Claire Martinsen
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