CFHS code : HT378

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : My dear husband ALFRED FOREMAN d Jan 5th 1930 aged 77 also the beloved [daughter] [Emily Eliza] d Nov 11 19[32] ——— ELIZABETH wife of ALFRED FOREMAN d Aug 12th 1934 aged 74

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Alfred Foreman (1852 – 5 January 1930)

Alfred was born in Fulbourn and grew up on Teversham Road, Fulbourn with his parents James and Rachel.  His father was an agricultural labourer and aged 18 Alfred was working as the same. He married Elizabeth Boness in Cambridge in 1879, by which time he was working on the railway.  He started as a railway fireman (1881) and later worked as an engine driver (1911 ).  Alfred and Elizabeth had five children:  Emily Eliza (1880-1932), Edith Rachel (1881-1949), Ernest Alfred (1883-), Gertrude (Gertie) Maud Elizabeth (1887-1966) and Grace Violet (1889-).   The family lived at 3 St Anthony Street (1881), Belvedere Terrace (1891) and then 7 Natal Road (at least 1901 onwards). Alfred died at Natal Road in January 1930.

Emily Eliza Foreman (1880 – 11 November 1932)

Emily was the eldest daughter of Alfred and Elizabeth. It is believed that she worked as  domestic servant, and died at Parker Street aged 52 years old.

Elizabeth Foreman (née Boness) (1860 – 12 August 1934)

Elizabeth was born in Potton, Bedfordshire, the youngest daughter of agricultural labourer George Boness and Elizabeth (née Carter). By 1871 the Boness family had moved to live at Mill Road in Trumpington. Elizabeth died at Natal Road four years after her husband.



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Alfred Foreman; Elizabeth Foreman; Emily Eliza Foreman