CFHS code : HS3

Parish : Holy Sepulchre

Inscription : In Loving Memory of HORACE FLACK d June 10 1880 age 46 also of EMMA FLACK wife of the above d April 23 1894 age 58

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.20243, 0.13737491 – click here for location

Flack headstone 2017



Horace Flack (14 October 1833 – 10 June 1880)

Horace was the son of John and Eliza (née Bradwell) Flack and was baptised at Holy Sepulchre on 1 December 1833. His father was a shoemaker who founded the company called Flack and Sons. Aged 18 Horace was wroking in the business as a boot closer and married Emma Purkis on 15 January 1856. Horace and Emma had at least seven children: Alice (1858-1909), Horace Purkis (1862-1944), Eleanor (1863-1930), Percy John (1866-1919), Emma Kate (1867-1954), Beatrice Mary (1873-1924) and Ethel Maud (1878-1966).  Horace was a partner in his father’s business in 1861, but by 1871 had moved to live on Gloucester Road, St. Pancras. He later moved to 29 Davies Street, Berkeley Square and died aged 46 years old.

Emma Flack (née Purkis)  (1835 – 23 April 1894)

Emma was born in Barnardiston, a village four miles north east of Haverhill and baptised there on 25 October 1835. She was the daughter of merchant John and Ann Purkis and by at least 1841 the family had moved to live at Merton Place in Cambridge. After she was widowed Emma lived at 7b Park Road, Regent’s Park  with her children  and died there in 1894.

Horace and Emma’s sons both became shoe/bootmakers .



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Emma Flack; Horace Flack