CFHS code : HT193

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : TTDMO wife PHOEBE ELLEN FLANDERS d 18 Oct 1939 aged 72 also FREDERICK CHARLES FLANDERS d 27 April 1941 aged 80

Monument : Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Phoebe Ellen Flanders (née Collins) (24 February 1867 – 18 October 1939)

Phoebe was born in Cambridge and grew up on Newmarket Road (1871) with her aunt and uncle – John and Phoebe Ireland. John Ireland was foreman of a brickworks, and later worked as a ferryman at Midsummer Common.  Aaged 14 Phoebe was living at Ferry House, Midsummer Common and working as an apprentice dressmaker. She married railway signalman Frederick Flanders in 1889 and they lived at Stockwell Street (1891), 53 Hemingford Road (1901) and 128 Thoday Street (at least 1911 onwards).

Phoebe died ‘peacefully at her home’ and the funeral service was held 21 October at St. Philip’s Church. Her favourite hymn ‘Abide with me’ was sung during the service and Frederick left a wreath on the graveside which read ‘with ever loving memories with deepest sorrow after 50 years of perfect happiness from her loving husband’.

Frederick Charles Flanders (5 December 1859 – 27 April 1941)

Frederick was born in Biggleswade and baptised there on 1 January 1860. He was the only son of John Charles and Jane Ann (née Clarke) Flanders.  John was a master painter, who died in March 1862 when Frederick was a young child. Frederick went to live with his aunt and uncle at Main Street, Boxworth (1871) and in 1881 was working as a groom in Kneesworth, near Royston. He later worked as a railway signalman. He died at Thoday Street aged 81 years old (although his age was recorded as 80 years on official documentation and the grave monument).



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Frederick Charles Flanders; Phoebe Ellen Flanders